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PREVENTING JOB BURNOUT: Transforming Wor... > WHAT IS JOB BURNOUT? - Pg. 1

1 (WHAT IS JOB BURNOUT?) Without work, all life goes rotten, but when work is soulless, life stifles and dies. -Albert Camus Job burnout is an impairment of motivation to work, resulting in a growing inability to mobilize interest and abilities. More and more common in today's complex world, burnout begins with small warning signals. If unheeded, these symptoms can progress until a person dreads going to work. Even worse, burnout tends to spread to all aspects of a person's life. Rarely is a person burned out at work, yet energized and enthusiastic at home. This is the beginning of the downward spiral of job burnout.