Jamison Dance (twitter github blog) Joe Eames (twitter github blog) Merrick Christensen (twitter github) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)
01:47 – Burnout
Google: define burnout
04:57 – Pair Programming
06:19 – Burnout Guilt
Thought-workers vs Laborers
10:15 – Positive Reinforcement
11:18 – Causes of Burnout
Prolonged periods of high stress Crappy jobs Long hours OCD Organizational challenges Fighting Bikeshedding Difficult work environment Twitter Comparison
20:41 – Overcoming Burnout
Rest Do something else Gratitude Talk to your boss Twitter / @bmf: Burnout is not caused by working hard. Burnout is caused by not shipping. Measurable progress
28:17 – Short-term Burnout
Exercising You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG) Meditation Take lunch
32:17 – Reaching out to others who may be burning out
35:50 – Preventing Burnout
Positive environments Motivation Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink [YouTube] Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
America's Got Talent (Joe) Storm Front (Derrick Storm) by Richard Castle (Joe) Derandomized - Khan Academy: Machine Learning -> Measurable Learning (Jamison) Get On Top (Jamison) Ben Bernanke to Princeton Grads: The World Isn't Fair (and You All Got Lucky) (Merrick) General Assembly (AJ) AJ needs a room to rent in San Francisco (AJ) You Are Your Own Gym (YAYOG) Run 10k (Chuck) Nike+ Running (Chuck)
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JAMISON: Hello friends.
CHUCK: Joe Eames.
JOE: Hello there.
CHUCK: Merrick Christensen.
CHUCK: And I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.TV. This week we’re going to be talking about burnout, I’m assuming you’ve all experienced burnout?
MERRICK: Does anybody else feel weird saying hello into a microphone? I feel like Joe sounded like this Texan guy. Like you never know what you’re supposed to say.
JOE: Howdy, partner.
MERRICK: Yeah, exactly. More like a response coming, you know. It’s funny.
JAMISON: You’re just rolling the dice.
MERRICK: Yeah. I feel like [inaudible] or something, so people know it’s me.
JAMISON: You just never know what’s going to come out.
MERRICK: You really don’t. Sometimes, I’m like, “Maybe I’m going to go Little John on this thing and I don’t know.[Chuckles]
JOE: From now on, instead of saying hello, I’ll do this one, [sound] [Laughter]
JAMISON: Let’s get a soundboard.
JOE: I’ve got a soundboard here.
CHUCK: Oh, nice.
MERRICK: We could really, really degrade the quality of the show, or improve it, with cool sound.
JAMISON: I think we just have.[Laughter]
CHUCK: I’ve thought about getting soundboards for the different segments, like the picks and stuff, but nah.
JAMISON: It took us 30 seconds to wander off topic.
CHUCK: I know.
JAMISON: Let’s talk about burnout.
JAMISON: Can we get a definition of burnout, to channel Josh Susser.
JOE: You define it, Jamison.
JAMISON: I was reading on Wikipedia, as one does when you’re trying to learn about something. It says it’s a psychological term for long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work.
CHUCK: Ooh, that’s very good.
MERRICK: I like that.
JOE: A long-term exhaustion. Okay.
JAMISON: So, it’s not just like, “I’m feeling lazy today.” It’s, “I’m feeling lazy this month or lazy when I’m at work this month.”