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Americans Are Burned Out Working From Home


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Many people are starting their workdays earlier and working for an average of two hours longer.

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Ditching the commute and working from home in your sweats is not all it's cracked up to be.

Juggling work and home life, Zoom calls, and possibly parenting and home schooling kids, Americans are exhausted. In a recent Monster survey, 51% of respondents admitted to experiencing burnout while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Their home, which is normally a sanctuary and place to rest and relax with family, has instantly morphed into their office," says Vicki Salemi, a Monster career expert.

On top of that, workers are isolated from those outside their immediate family, facing uncertainty about their health and the status of the virus, and parents are parenting all the time, says Melissa L. Whitson, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Haven.

There is also financial anxiety. While those working remotely still have a job, there a concern that they, too, could lose their paycheck or have their salary cut if the recession continues, she says.

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