Burnout at age 30?

Dallas, Texas
April 7, 2016 4:48pm CST
Yea. People in America are getting mentally fatigued from work place stress and eventually this can result in burnout. Most people I know have been burned out after the first few years of their employ with their choice of a way to make a living or just to survive. I usually got burned out when I kept trying to pay the bills and the pay check was never enough to cover additional expenses. Burnout can happen at any age or in any work environment. But, often we manage to make up for the mental fatigue that comes with the stress of our jobs. The way things are now, either a job will make you eventually want to quit or make you at least want another promotion. But if you don't maintain that perfectly happy demeanor at work in front of your associates and supervisors, it can be to your demise. Once my wife was asked by her supervisor why she smiled so often and her reply was as true as the day is long, "I smile to hide the fact that I am unhappy. I don't want to be a burden on everybody else, so I put on my happy face." The implications of this are serious. My wife hated her job, not because of the duties she had but the bad behavior of those working around her. If the co-workers had tried to be nice to her, she would have succeeded but due to the pain she had to deal with on a day by day basis it ended up she quit her job and never looked back except with dreaded recall.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
This is exactly what I'm afraid of as an 18 year old who will go off to college next year and then decide in what she wants to major. Scary stuff!
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• Dallas, Texas
7 Apr 16
It is always scary. I found that taking a major is best and working with a few auxiliary courses just to add some fun to the mix. For instance, if a student is wanting to major in Business, a course in art or music to offset things a bit can actually make for a more lively learning experience. The living environments of certain dorms can be difficult when the students have to share rooms.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
Hi there Cali @supercalifredge starting college unsure about what to major is very common but very cool because as I did, it allowed me to explore all possibilities my first year before actually declaring what it was I wanted to excel at, you'll do the same but enjoy the year !
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Thank you! I was planning on not declaring until after my sophomore year anyway, since I think I want to be a teacher but my school only has an education minor.
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• United States
7 Apr 16
Great post about having to be something we are not in order to survive economic and social degradation
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• Dallas, Texas
8 Apr 16
Pretending to be happy is not exactly the same as pretending to be prosperous or popular nor talented. Being happy is just a front. Like the saying goes in the song, Emenence Front, It's just a put on, by The Who. URL below: good sound I like the music but it's not happy lyrics.
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@lookatdesktop I remember that song and your right about happiness
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