Week Notes Vol 6
June 13, 2019
Burnout has been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been essentially working two jobs for months now - one being what my job title is and the other picking up slack for the missing head count. It definitely has reached the point where it is no longer sustainable.
… both the physical symptoms of burnout, such as gastrointestinal disorders, and the psychological symptoms, such as cynicism, are likely to build up gradually over time, before a person, or their coworkers, family and friends, begin to realise that they have become burned out
I found this quote in this piece and these words are spot on. Thankfully it is only two weeks until vacation time! Overwhelming workload, conflicting objectives, unclear expectations, inadequate resources, and lack of managerial support are usually what drags me down and this time is no exeption.
- Finished reading We Are The Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, the Internet’s Culture Laboratory by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin. What a rollercoaster! The key takeaway - people matter, their actions matter. Companies, money, fame come and go but people are the key.
- I spent an entire weekend up in Seattle learning intricate details about Go with Bill Kennedy courtesy of Women in Tech Seattle.
Worthwhile to read:
Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter