I never thought burnout was a real thing till now - mini vent
June 28,2022 at 1:20AM UTC
I don’t know if I want anything other than to throw it out in the universe and leave it. I started a project last Fall, it wasn’t scoped well and severely understaffed since it started. I’ve been carrying the load of probably 3 or 4 FTEs. Usually when we do these projects it’s an all hands on deck thing. This time they are trying to save costs and it’s one analyst from each application. I’ve been very outspoken about the stress of the work, but leadership doesn’t care. They rely on the fact that all the people on the project are overachievers and will make the go live successful no matter the cost because they don’t want to fail. It’s a true statement, none of us like to fail, but it’s getting so bad that I even dream/nightmare about work. I wake up, go on my coffee run, work and work till I go to sleep. I’m at my wits end, communication is awful on this project and our customer we are developing the software do not pull their weight so we lead meetings, take notes, develop workflows and have to do all the build. I run meetings for 4 applications. I cry on a daily basis, but I get paid well (probably about 30-50k over average market rate). I’m terrified to take time off because for every day I miss it takes me at least 3 days to get caught up. I feel like I should be thankful to have a job, but also feel like I’m doing a terrible job. I know I’m not doing as well as I normally would and I’m stretched so thin that I would hate being my own customer. My leadership team keeps saying all is fine and we go live in august but I feel miserable.
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Our company requires a background check before an employee can start. Apparently our old General Manager did not process her background check and just allowed her to start. She had a run in with the law in 2011 and was convicted in 2018. Once she was allowed to work she assumed the company didn't care about the conviction. There was not a question asking "have you ever been convicted of a felony", so she did not falsify any information. She turned her paperwork in like she was supposed to.
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