Serita Polinaire, M.A
The Real Reason You Hate Your Job!
It's not because Eric keep's stealing your lunch!
Job fatigue and overworking have become prevalent issues in today's workforce. Many people are struggling with an increased workload, long working hours, and unrealistic expectations. This can lead to burnout, a decrease in productivity, and a negative impact on mental health. In this article, we will discuss some key points about job fatigue and overworking, and what you can do to avoid them.
Tell Your Boss No It is essential to know your limits and communicate them with your boss. Saying no to additional work or unreasonable deadlines does not make you a bad employee. Instead, it shows that you value your time and want to produce quality work. Your boss may not be aware of your workload or the time required to complete a task. Therefore, it is important to have an open and honest conversation with them about your workload and responsibilities.
Stay Within the Confines of Your Job Description
It is essential to stay within the confines of your job description unless you are getting financially compensated to work on other jobs. Taking on additional work outside your job description may lead to burnout, decreased productivity, and even affect the quality of your work. If you are not sure about what is expected of you, it is important to clarify with your boss or HR representative. More Work Does Not Mean You Are More Valuable to Your Company Many people believe that the more work they take on, the more valuable they are to the company. However, this is not always the case. Quantity does not always equate to quality. Working long hours and taking on an excessive workload can lead to decreased productivity and quality of work. It is important to remember that your value to the company is not just measured by how much work you can do but also by the quality of your work. Leave Work at Work It is important to maintain a work-life balance to avoid burnout and job fatigue. Just because you work a salary does not mean you have to take work home. If you find yourself taking work home regularly, you need to calculate all the hours you work past your eight-hour day and figure out what your true salary is. For example, if your job pays $60,000 a year to work eight hours a day, five days a week, then you are making roughly $30 an hour. However, if you work nine to thirteen hours a day, you are no longer making $30 an hour. You are making between $14-21 an hour. The longer you spend overworking, the more devalued your work becomes. It's common to feel tired and overworked in today's fast-paced job market. But you should know that these feelings can actually harm your work productivity, quality, and overall well-being. To avoid burnout and stay on top of your game, remember to communicate with your boss about your workload, stick to your job description, and prioritize quality over quantity. And perhaps most importantly, try to leave your work at work. By following these tips, you'll be able to work smarter, not harder, and enjoy a happier and healthier work-life balance. Also, leave a rotten egg for Eric!