Occupational Burnout

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Burnout is a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job, and is defined by the three dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy. The past 25 years of research has established the complexity of the construct, and places the individual stress experience within a larger organizational context of people’s relation to their work. Recently, the work on burnout has expanded internationally and has led to new conceptual models. The focus on engagement, the positive antithesis of burnout, promises to yield new perspectives on the interventions to alleviate burnout. The social focus of burnout, the solid research basis concerning the syndrome, and its specific ties to the work domain make a distinct and valuable…show more content…
Killing yourself to show that you work harder than everyone else and in your head you are the best employee and deserve an award for your work ethic. I once experience occupational burnouts in my undergrad. I worked three jobs and went to school full-time without sleeping and eating some days. It was stressful and overwhelming because I was making sure my bills got paid, my grades stay up, and that I had funds to get back and forth to work because I walked to school or caught the bus most of the time. At the time, my health was not important to me as it should have been because I am a diabetic, but since I was so head over hills to take care of my family and have a little extra change for spending money, hard work was the key for me to make a change. I become stress and my attitude became aggressive with my close family and friends. It was only when I got sick that I needed to slow down and put my health first. I had to figure out what was more in important in life being an overachiever or my health. I ended up going to counseling and quitting two of the jobs that I was working. When I was in counseling I was given a pamphlet on how to prevent stress and burnouts a work and at school. Some of those methods
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