Poll: Work-wise, how often do you feel burned out?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Rarely Mar 23, 2014

It happens mostly when I get very long documents. Last year I had one that 52,000 words long, and I felt really burned out by the time I finished.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Rarely Mar 23, 2014

I swithered between "rarely" and "sometimes" on this one...

It hasn't happened for while, but I usually only feel burnout when too many client demands converge at the same time and the pressure lasts too long. Otherwise, I usually work in enough different areas to avoid getting bored to death by the contents.

PS: Here's a link for any readers fazed by my use of "swither" above.

(http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/ScotLit/ASLS/SWE/TBI/TBIIssue5/Swither.html)



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James A. Walsh
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Rarely Mar 23, 2014

neilmac wrote:

I swithered between "rarely" and "sometimes" on this one...

It hasn't happened for while, but I usually only feel burnout when too many client demands converge at the same time and the pressure lasts too long. Otherwise, I usually work in enough different areas to avoid getting bored to death by the contents.

PS: Here's a link for any readers phased by my use of "swither" above.

http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/ScotLit/ASLS/SWE/TBI/TBIIssue5/Swither.html


I did wonder if you meant "dither" when you wrote "swither", Neil. Great word!
I also swithered between "rarely" and "sometimes" on this one for pretty much the same reasons as you.


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Teresa Borges
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I swither (thanks, Neil!) between rarely and never... Mar 23, 2014

Experience has taught me a few lessons: with time, I became very organized and disciplined work-wise, I never bite off more than I can chew and I go by the pledge: “Never promise what I can't deliver and always deliver what I promise”… This being said, there’s a really important factor: I live sort of alone, meaning that my sole responsibility besides work is to take care of my daughter’s dog, Troia, during the day – and sometimes during the night…

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