Overworked?

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Do you feel exhausted at times? Sometimes I feel underappreciated, especially after I spread myself thin to take care of what seems like more than I can fit on my plate.

This seems to be a trend everywhere… employers asking more and more of their employees without proper compensation. It’s a shame, really, but it’s the reality of the situation. Almost no one wants to hire full-timers because they require benefits (more expenses for the company) so they hire part-timers and expect full-time work to be done in part-time hours. People are squeezing the productivity out of their workers and it’s not good for anyone! It’s detrimental to the well-being of the workers, and it results in sky-rocketing sick days and a faster burn-out rate. People are going from one job to another in attempt to see where they can work their way to a full-time position with benefits, but it sure feels like no one is budging.

What can we do to alleviate this matter? My guess is as good as yours. Several people I know have resorted to doing the bare minimum of what is expected of them in a bitter attempt to protest this situation. I, for one, don’t have the heart or character for that. It’s just not in my nature to do the bare minimum. I have to feel like I’ve done the right thing, helped as many people as I could along the way, and planned as far ahead as possible. I cannot be any less than dependable and reliable to my employer because I serve the public and that is always my number one priority – public service/customer service.

What do you think should be done about this matter? How do you see it in your workplace now and even in the past?

Overworked

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One thought on “Overworked?

  1. I’m glad you raised attention on this topic, and I wish there were more obvious solutions to such a delicate matter. Inconveniently, it seems the best we can do for now is to retain authenticity in spite of the setback of politics in the work place, continuing to be the example others can follow who would rather give up than actually make any difference. Thank you for exposing concern for this subject!

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