BizQuiz: Can you battle job burnout? (Answer 3C)

May 07, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

3) C—Right.

When you're overwhelmed by daily duties or weekly schedules, it's always best to talk to the people who can make a difference: management.

When you talk to the boss, remember to keep a positive attitude and be reasonable about what needs to be done to cover shifts. Bring a solution with you. Here's a terrific example veterinary consultant Debbie Allaben Gair, CVPM, gave in a recent article: “I am unable to work late every night. I am willing to work late three nights a week for 90 days while we get through this tough time. By August 1, I really need to get back to one or two late nights a week. Would that be helpful?”

When you bring your ideas for a solution, the conversation changes from a complaint session to a problem-solving session. And who looks like a responsible, sensible co-worker ready for raises and rewards when the economy turns around? That's right—you do.

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