burn-out

  

Definitions (2)

1.Feeling of physical and emotional exhaustion, due to stress from working with people under difficult or demanding conditions. Burn out is followed by signs such as chronic fatigue, quickness to anger and suspicion, and susceptibility to colds, headaches, and fevers.
2.Extraordinary dilution of an investor's stockholding position due to a massive issue of new shares by the firm. Also called cram down.

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  • I try to avoid workplace burn-out by making sure that I never work more than 80 hours per week and take weekends off.

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  • I thought I would burn-out from all the work I had been doing and I was actually surprised when I didn't.

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  • After spending ten years working at the same desk job, the woman started to feel the effects of burn-out. Besides feeling aches and pains associated with the repetitive typing that her job required, she also began to feel unappreciated and bored. Her feelings of depression made her feel that a change in her work situation was long overdue.

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