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Not everyone has a boss like her. But when you do, it makes a difference.
 
"Don’t worry about the 1 a.m. calls to Bangalore. I love my team" . yeah. sick I say.
 
I stay out of the fire. But seriously, burnout is a major issue, thanks for sharing this.
 
So the key to avoiding burnout is to work at Google? If only every company recognized that compassion for an employee's "rhythm" makes for better productivity. 
 
Keri - I think the point is it's up to you to protect your own rhythm irrespective of what your colleagues and employers want.
My own personal rhythm is my weekends. I'd gladly work a 12 hour day, but I guard my weekends fiercely, checking out of work at 5 on Friday to return only at 9 on Monday.
 
I thought about it & my rhythm is making sure I take a full hour lunch break to read my kindle. Most days I go outside to enjoy some sunshine & read. If I don't get this little bit of "me time," it does affect my productivity the rest of the work day. I do try to protect my rhythm as much as I can, but it's not as easy as mentioned in the article.
 
This is great and speaks to anyone at any level in a company, perhaps especially the management in respecting that the individual needs of a person are imperative to the overall health of the collective.
Ken Lee
 
Great article, makes perfect sense doesn't it? Everyone has something that they need to do which makes them feel that everything else they go through is worth it.
 
+Keri DeHerrera Definitely true. Unfortunately the world is full of sedentary jobs that require you to be at the office for at least 2/3 of the day. In order to stay healthy and sharp you need to exercise on your own time and make a meal for yourself. Then if you want to get an adequate amount of sleep you're left with a scant couple of hours at best.

I absolutely try to maintain a steady schedule so I can maximize my time but any little thing completely destroys all of your plans. Maintaining a rhythm is tough.
 
How to avoid burnout: Marissa Mayer - It's pretty simple really, just work at a successful company and make enough money that you can literally swim in a pool of it. THE END
 
Hmmm perhaps the resentment Marissa is talking about isn't entirely from lack of maintaining one's rhythm but from reading articles about a magical workplace such a Google. Hello, G plussers, look at your job, now look at Google, now look back at your job, now back at Google. Sadly, your job isn't at Google. 
 
Enjoying working in a place like Google doesn't protect you from a burnout. People at Google work hard, even if the environment & the coworkers are great. Avoiding the burnout is the same for them than for you.
 
Indeed. But they're also fortunate to have the best of the best in all positions. It helps when you have a person like Marissa leading a team & speaks to the employees about burnout. 
 
I wonder if Marissa's advice could be extended to say... Step 1: Identify your rhythm. Step 2: Identify whether or not your employer will respect your rhythm. If not, identify an employer that will! :D
 
I had never really thought about it, but her she makes a lot of sense.
 
That's a pretty weak article. Family film cliches and sentiments plus extremely limited relevance to anyone working in the real world with just a dash of nonsensical neologism is not indicative of any thoroughgoing insight.
 
Well I'm glad I've got a software engineer/vice president expert medical opinion on the matter...
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