Re: burnout

Subject: Re: burnout
From: "Alex Silbajoris" <alsilba -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:06:38

I've had some job burnout sometimes, too, mainly when there is no major project and I have to pretend to be busy. That's when it hurts to look outside and know what a nice day it is, or ponder how much housekeeping I could accomplish instead of sitting in a cube and doing next to nothing. If there is something to do, and it isn't some silly or futile task, I can take reasonable pleasure in tech writing and have some professional pride.

To me, it seems like taking a vacation from a bad job is like getting drunk to drown your sorrows; to paraphrase Churchill, next week you'll be back in the cube and the job will still be ugly.

- A

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