A Fresh Perspective

coaching, post-academic
Any job can be, or become, draining. Aggressive or needy colleagues; a repeating cycle of the same courses, same lessons, same student errors; and allowing yourself to get roped into service commitments that drain your energy and produce few results can all lead to burnout, frustration, and thoughts of a simple 9-5 job with less Angst. The policies (or lack thereof) put forward by university administrations can also contribute to burnout and frustration. When management systems and universal guidelines impinge on how you schedule assignments, advise students, order textbooks, assess students, and myriad other things, your sense of autonomy and purpose feels under attack. For those with stable jobs, this frustration can then be compounded by survivor’s guilt and the knowledge that they should not be “crying on the yacht.”…
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