The UH OH Signs of Burnout

2 Apr

If you begin to experience any of the following, you may want to check with your doctor or therapist immediately:

1) You experience an involuntary twitch in one of your eyelids (or both) that lasts longer than 2 weeks.

2) When a Bad Boss rudely shouts at you, “I don’t have time to read your emails – what do you want?” and your fantasy response is, “To punch you in the face.” 

3) Anytime you see the boss or any other lawyer in the office approaching you, you immediately think “What the fu** do you want ?” rather than “Good morning!” or “How’s your day?”

4) You play the lottery more and more knowing the odds are stacked highly against you, but you don’t care because purchasing that ticket gives you a momentary glimmer of hope from the bone-crushing disillusionment you feel each work day.

5) You have to restrain yourself from making faces, flipping everyone off or rolling your eyes so far back into your head that you need to seek the immediate help of a ophthamologist.

[this will be an ongoing blog topic from time to time]

Tomorrow – Saturdays ROCK!

3 Responses to “The UH OH Signs of Burnout”

  1. livingdilbert April 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    I’ll leave my own comment….my boss has been so foul today, that I experienced #1-5 by 10:00 a.m. this morning.

  2. Office1 April 6, 2010 at 11:27 am #


    Interactions with your supervisor/co-worker makes you think, “God, I need to up my meds.”

  3. Leah April 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    I’d like to add the following:

    6) You spend all day reading blogs.

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