Burnout is something most people in the tech industry are intimately familiar with, but it’s a topic not often discussed publicly. Many people I speak to about it even share a sense of guilt over feeling burned out. “If my coworkers are able to handle their work fine, then I must be doing something wrong”, they say. Managers are often in the same boat, when it comes to burnt-out employees: “They just can’t handle our pace.”
I believe both perspectives have a misunderstanding of what burnout is and how to handle it, something I hope to clear up for both.