How many of you have had the feeling of burnout in your career? The feeling where you feel like your ready for a change in careers and need something to do that is different than what you currently do for one reason or another! Many people tend to have this feeling or have had it once upon a time in their life, and if you are one of these people who have had this feeling, this post is for you!
Over the past few weeks I had this feeling of being burned out at my present job, I felt like I had been giving it my all and was not being respected by neither my colleagues or the children who I provide care to, and rather than seeking assistance from management I left my concerns unresolved (not a good idea, I know!) and expected that I would either just get over it -or- that my concerns would resolve themselves.
However, my problems did not resolve themselves but rather I found that my feelings of being burned out with the position had rather snowballed (increased overtime), and it was not until the the last couple days that I had a sort of rejuvenation. This rejuvenation was due in part of my performance evaluation in combination with a “cleaning” of the facilities and a sort of “pep talk” to accompany it.
With that being said, my question is what will the shelf-life be for this sudden rejuvenation of my high-spirits?
As a member of the workforce for a little over nine years, with most of those years of work experience in the restaurant industry, I have experienced many meetings with a lot of hype that promised large amounts of change, but in the end nothing ever changed except for me beginning to lack trust in the system.
Am I off base? Since I am not a government employee at this time, does this exist in government as well?
Please provide feedback, as I am interested in what others have to say (both individuals who are presently in government as well as those who are not).
Michael O. Johnston