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Job burnout heats up
as American economy lags

Chicago Tribune, by Ellen Jean Hirst

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/5/2012 1:54:45 AM

While the economy is flashing signs of a rebound, it's a markedly different story for a growing number of workers, according to a new survey. More workers than ever report feeling burned out by their jobs, according to a ComPsych Corp. survey of nearly 2,000 employees conducted during September that sought to measure stress levels and their effects in the workplace. "We're seeing a growing trend of employee burnout," said Richard Chaifetz, chief executive of Chicago-based ComPsych, a global provider of employee assistance programs. "It's a product of the sputtering economy — companies continue to be slow to hire,

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Evidence everywhere demonstrates the disaster of the past 4 years, yet the liars insist everything's fine and that there's strong support for the man who salted the fields.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/5/2012 2:08:05 AM     (No. 8988532)

This story talks out of both sides of their moth.But anyway there is a possibility of worker burnout because employers kept their best employees and worked them overtime rather than hire new help.Paying them time and a half is cheaper than a new hire who could take forever to be trained and has the additional costs of workman's comp,unemployment insurance etc.

The other thing employers face is just finding a sober applicant who can pass the job screen.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/5/2012 2:34:56 AM     (No. 8988555)

Burnout can happen because you know that you don't have the option to leave. Even if you aren't necessarily unhappy in your job, the knowledge that you don't have options -- you're lucky to have a job in the first place -- can add a lot of stress.

Plus the fact that there's far less upward mobility because nobody is leaving if they can help it.

Pretty darn depressing I'd say.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Burger, 11/11/2012 6:14:43 PM     (No. 9007831)

Exactly what one would expect after four years of people hating on business. Just wait until its 8 years. Cheers.

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