Interesting article as we can all share how easy it is to become burned out especially in the field of IT. In my situation, I was moved into an "higher" IT team for my employer expecting I would get a more challenging and exciting position. (this was all part of my employer amalgamating smaller IT groups). I thought this would be a grand move but unfortunately, it has back fired.
My previous position basically entailed everything from the Tier 1 to Tier 3 level of support and I had the chance to meet the users directly when it came to solving their problems. Basically, I was able to troubleshoot things from beginning to end. Now, I sit in a cubicle and get assigned more menial tasks?? It looks like I stepped backward in my career. Not too sure if this was intentionally done as well (I have heard from credible sources that my employer may be doing this to phase people out that they can no longer afford to pay their salaries even though it is in line with current trends)
The more I thought about what happened, I experienced a bit of deja vu and realized again that I was getting being "structured" by the corporate environment. I guess what I am trying to say is that there are more policies, procedures, and doors to go through for things to get done efficiently. Yes, yes I know there is are reasons for this but for one who has gained a lot of experience and satisfication from his previous duties as well as working in an IT team that gelled (I would give my right arm for them), my job satisfaction with my current position has just tanked. In addition, my boss was honest and he told me bluntly that job satisfaction within my current team is at an all time low.
I except change in any position as a challenge and my discussion may not be burn out per se but with the frustration, politics, "backstabbers", and BS that I am coming to learn more on my new team, I am quietly looking for new position with another organization.
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