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How do I know if this is burnout?

Or, is burnout just the wages of capitalism?

Hanna Brooks Olsen
11 min readOct 19, 2023

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A couple of weeks ago, I heard a podcast host describe his decision to leave his high-paced tech job because he was “burned out.” Then, at a conference last week, I listened as two mangers had a conversation about avoiding burnout on their team. I also saw a magazine with a cover story about burnout recently.

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