Has your agency taken any REAL unexpected or outside the box steps to help their employees fight burnout during covid? How do y’all handle recognition days and such for people who put in a lot of extra hours? Any agencies do away with timesheets while WFH? Looking for inspiration.

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WFH burnout is real and starting to blend all the days together. How are all y'all pushing through to remain productive and positive on a personal level?

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Does anyone else NOT want to work from home forever? I’ve seen so many posts and articles glorifying a work from home future... I’m all for flexibility and welcome better work life balance, but don’t think that companies shuttering office space indefinitely is the best way forward for anyone

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Maybe it’s burnout from a job where all the cool work benefits you could brag to your friends about are gone bc you wfh now and don’t have access to your cool office and now you work around the clock because there’s no separation between home and work and your agency has done next to nothing to help with that balance and you’ve billed more hours per week than you ever had and now your friends and family are starting to comment on your workload, health, and demeanor. Maybe it’s Maybelline ✨

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WFH is the key to work life balance. My house has never been this clean

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Need help explaining to sig other (and myself) why I work so much. I feel lk I’ve been exposed now that I wfh and he can see how long the hours are. I make excuses not to hang out cuz I need to get work done. I’m not unhappy, I love this job. Sometimes the hours seem ridiculous and unreasonable but I feel driven and engaged. But am I just spiraling? Is work life balance really that important? Am I just not that into my sig other?

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Corporate first year in biglaw here. Since wfh began, I’ve been extremely unmotivated to do anything. I’m not sure if I’m depressed or just unhappy with my job. I really enjoy some of the work, but biglaw expectations can still seem so trivial. Especially now. Do any other first years relate? Do any experienced attorneys feel a wfh burnout? Work is slow, but I procrastinate so much. I can’t make myself care, though. Generally feel very off. I worry people are noticing and I’ll be fired.

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For the last four weeks or so of WFH I’ve been making it to my desk around 7:30/8am and working basically without a break—lunch at desk- but cannot maintain momentum past like 6:30/7:30pm. Most of the day is billable work, but I cannot bring myself to finish outstanding assignments after 8pm, but then feel so guilty when I’m not working past that time. Am I burnout or fucked up? (Also I hate this gig & am not in it for the long haul, just hate not turning things quickly)

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Will firms do anything to address the increased burnout burden of less traveling and more wfh that will be the new normal?

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As we continue to wfh, how do you set boundaries and find that work life balance? Seems like wfh has contributed to guilt of not working longer hours and catching up on weekends.

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As I’m sure many have experienced, I’m getting dangerously close to what I would consider burnout. I’m experiencing fairly substantial anxiety, which leads to procrastination, which leads to me ultimately pulling all-nighters. It’s a vicious cycle. I’m so thankful for COVID-19 WFH, but it also means I can’t ever unplug and a vacation is obviously a nonstarter this year. How do I pull myself out of this mess?

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I tell myself: this epidemic is a marathon and not a sprint. Many people, including myself, are questioning their motivation during quarantine. It’s so easy when we’re locked inside our homes with limited contact with the outside world. Eventually we will return to work and our normal routines. Motivation will also increase as we get used to WFH’ing. Avoid stagnation and burnout, position yourself the best way you can for normalcy.

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What’s mindshare’s WFH policy? It seems PTO is fairly low comparing to unlimited PTOs from others and do you often WFH to have a better work life balance?

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Anyone else historically a star performer and being told performance is subpar since COVID? Not sure if it’s the additional stress/ distractions at home with a 10 mo old, wfh burnout/lack of motivation or what, but most importantly, wondering how to get past it and bounce back?

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Anyone else historically a star performer and being told their performance is subpar since COVID? Not sure if it’s the additional stress/ distractions at home with a 10 mo old, wfh burnout/lack of motivation or what, but most importantly, wondering how to get past it and bounce back?

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