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One weary technician takes job satisfaction into her own hands.
For the last two out of 13 years, I've been repeating, "What's happened to me?" I used to love my job, but now it's just a job. I no longer want to go to work or try to better myself professionally. I've lost my sense of humor and am often grouchy from the minute I walk in the practice door until I punch out 11, sometimes 12, hours later. Thanks to "Rediscover Joy in Your Job" (September 2008), I now realize I'm suffering from a classic case of burnout—and that I'm not alone. Before, changing jobs seemed exhausting and pointless, but I now know it's time to update my resume and find my niche in a well-managed hospital owned by doctors who believe in taking care of their staff's physical and mental health in return for dedication and experience. Thank you for giving me the boost I need to rejuvenate my career and my life.