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a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work.

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I cant get myself to sit down and start coding [closed]

I spent the last 5 months working my regular job (qa) and developing an android application in the evenings. Now we were in two week vacation for Christmas and I spent the whole time developing my ...
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Am I too young to burn out? [closed]

I feel like I have burned out, even though I am only out of college for 5 years. For the first 3 years of my career, things were going awesome. I was never anything special in school, but I felt ...
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How do you create interest in your projects? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideas to get you programming mojo back? Its almost 10 years for me working in Java based applications (mainly on Web). Sometimes I feel really bored of the regular ...
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How do you stop yourself from bringing work home? [closed]

Programming is a highly cerebral job, and one of the biggest problems I have is bringing my work home with me. It's so easy to do: whenever I get the chance to think, my mind naturally wanders to ...
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Does a high correlation between burning out and programming exist? [closed]

Yesterday I asked a question about burning out. It did receive a high number of comments and answers and left me thinking if programmers are more prone to burning out than other professions. I'd be ...
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How to overcome the “being fed up” on a project

I've been working on this contracted project for over a year now and I'm the only developer (as a contractor delivering the product) on a mis-planned project with unrealistic deadlines. I've pointed ...
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Is going into management a bad way to deal with development burnout? [closed]

I'm burnt out on programming. There was recently a job opening in my department for a manager (IT mgr position). The department head encouraged me to apply and thinks I would be a good fit...but I'm ...
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Burnout… Project Issues… Now They're Witholding My Salary… What Should I Do Next? [closed]

I've been working at a startup for 9 months. Except for the first 3 months, I've been miserable. It started when I joined the organization. I didn't join as a fresher. My first task was to create a ...
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What to do when blocked [closed]

I began to code 3 different projects, and it is alright, I have done it for 5 months, some php, some c, some matlab, but for some reason I got stuck... Usually when I pass through this I leave for a ...
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How to explain my 5 burnt-out years off to a new employer? [closed]

Five years ago, I lost my ability to concentrate long-term, and therefore ability to code with professional efficiency. I know why it happened, I understood how it happened, and on top of being able ...
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What to do when coding begins to feel boring, like it is all just more of the same? [closed]

I started programming at the age of 6 on a Commodore 64. Now I'm 28, and I have to complete 4 courses from a first degree in Computer Science. I'm starting to get bored with writing code after all ...
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What if a team member start listing aggressive deadlines and management is happy and programmers know they will work overtime?

A team member start listing fairly aggressive deadlines (for the project everybody is working on) -- something that is to be done well can take 4 to 5 days, and he lists it as 2 to 3 days. The ...
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Can unlimited number of vacation means the same as 0 vacation time in practice? [closed]

Programmers sometimes get a little burned out and a little vacation can help. It used to be many hi-tech companies give 10 vacation days and 10 sick days per year. But in recent years, I have seen ...
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How long do programmers generally stay in industry? [closed]

One thing that I've heard a lot over the years is that those working in the IT world generally don't make life time careers out of it, but tend to "burn out" and start a new career doing something ...