Who has defeated 'burnout'? How?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by tscottme, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I think I'm reaching burnout. I've been working 6 day weeks for a long time. I've been with my current employer almost 18 years, with driving since late 1994. I have the easiest, most convenient schedule to be had where I am at. If you've overcome 'burnout' by something other than quitting, I'd like to hear how you did that?
     
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  3. LoJackDatHo

    LoJackDatHo Medium Load Member

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    Honestly, I take a week or two off whenever I start feeling burnt out. Luckily the way my work is now I get from just before Christmas till late Feb off. Usually when I start back up in late Feb, early March, I'm ready to get back at it. Sometimes you just need to step away for a while. But that's just me.
     
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  4. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Take a holiday. You should have vacation time coming right. Take it
     
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  5. CannonballAA

    CannonballAA Medium Load Member

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    I've also been driving since 94. If you ever figure it out please let me know. Lol
     
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    pattyj Road Train Member

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    WOW!!!!! You've been with that single employer for a long time I applaud you for that. But since your burned out how about talking to your boss about getting the weekends off.Truck driving can burn ppl out simply because its boring especially local driving .That's how it was for me anyway.Only thing that changed was the day.Its sounds like in your case you need a vacation completely away from your job. Take the family on a trip.
     
  7. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    Communication is the key. If you don't have a discussion with someone the only person to blame is yourself. I've experienced the same thing, but I had to make a change.
     
  8. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    communicate with whom and when?
     
  9. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    The boss. Come on, who do you think, ####.
     
  10. Kenworth 4life

    Kenworth 4life Medium Load Member

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    Take a week off, go fishing, leave the cell phone and all electronics home. I repeat LEAVE THE ELECTRONICS HOME!
     
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  11. dca

    dca Road Train Member

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    The boss? why to mention burn out ? ok a break from it all sounds much better
     
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