It’s official, according those those officials who make these determinations, that “workplace burnout” is now a bona-fide disease under the auspices of the World Health Organization.
I thought a mention today, on what is for most a grueling back-to-work after a long lazy holiday-day, an apt day to bring it up. The WHO calls burnout “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed” with three symptoms: exhaustion, mental distance and inability to work efficiently all caused by work. Burnout will become world-recognized by 2022. Until then, try not to recognize it if you pass on the street, I guess. Just call it a “shitty mood.” That would look pretty cool on your insurance explanation o’ benefits wouldn’t it? “Wow, Hon, did you know we still owe a $300 co-pay on that visit last week to follow-up on my shitty-mood diagnosis?” “Thieves, all of ’em!” “Damn, another reason that job burns me out, we can’t afford that!!”
I am partial to the “mental distance” symptom. I imagine you get some mileage out of that one…”Archie out sick today? No? Oh…. he’s mentally distant again. I get that too, especially after taco-night.” Get ready to burn some sick-days, eh?
Cook is going to get mentally and physically distant from this building, talk to ya tomorrow. Here’s a link to more, keep smiling…..