28 Jun '11, 1am

Feeling bored by your job? You may be headed towards a burnout, a study finds

Having a boring job can leave you just as vulnerable to burnout than one which leaves you rushed off your feet, say psychiatrists. They believe there is a distinct category of "underchallenged" employees who end up finding they simply cannot take any more of the "monotonous and unstimulating" tasks that they are expected to perform. Such people "have to cope with the disenchantment caused by feeling trapped in an occupational activity to which they are indifferent, which bores them and produces no gratification" wrote Jesus Montero-Marin of the University of Zaragoza in Spain. Writing in the journal BMC Psychiatry, he went on: "These employees present a cynical attitude and are invaded by guilty feelings due to the ambivalence they feel for their work and by their desire for change." People working in administrative and service roles were most likely to be bored in their j...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Health/EDC110628-0000220/Borin...

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