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Worker burnout is real. Here's how to spot it.; If you are in a high-stress job, it might be hard to recognize the symptoms. But it's important to be aware when long-term pressures are in danger of causing permanent harm.

Jan 16, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Last December, I was a classic burnout case. The closer I came to the year-end holidays, the harder it became to muster the enthusiasm and satisfaction I usually find in my day job. Physically exhausted and emotionally flattened, I sputtered and skidded across the finish line, posted my out-of-office auto-reply and logged off for an extended holiday break.

Sound familiar? If you've ever gone through a period at your job when you've felt fried, drained, paralyzed, purposeless, "unable to e...