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Gallup Poll Finds 23 Percent of Workers Consistently Feel Burned Out at Job

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Aug 14, 2018

The American worker could sure use a vacation, as a recent Gallup poll has found that 23 percent of workers regularly feel burned out at their jobs, and an additional 44 percent sometimes feel the same way, according to CNBC. Why are people feeling so exhausted? Are the employees of today simply not willing to work as hard as those of yesteryear, as we often hear said about the millennials who now make up the largest share of the workforce? Gallup says no. It's more in how they're managed. 

The five factors most correlated with burnout, according to the poll, are: 

* Unfair treatment at work 

* Unmanageable workload

* Lack of role clarity

* Lack of communication and support from manager

* Unreasonable time pressure 

Beyond problems with retention and recruitment, burned-out employees can have real bottom line effects on the company. If workers are feeling burned out, they are 63 percent more likely to take a sick day, half as likely to discuss performance goals with their manager, 23 percent more likely to visit the emergency room, 2.6 times more likely to quit, and 13 percent less confident in their performance overall.