Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Valuing Intellectual Engagement Burnout and stress are not just about the quantity of work you have to do. Lack of control and a sense of meaninglessness are major contributors to burnout. It has become very clear that your difficulty managing your workload is … [Read more...] about The value of intellectual engagement
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Email Overwhelm as a Collective Problem This post was prompted by the renowned classicist, Mary Beard, stoking up the embers of email stress recently over on Twitter. https://twitter.com/wmarybeard/status/1321555620105986049?s=20 However, this post isn't … [Read more...] about Email overwhelm as a collective problem
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Priorities & boundaries in the face of job losses A friend (not an academic) has recently lost their job and noted that one of the most frustrating things about it is: "nobody ever looked at our performance, a decision was made several levels up and … [Read more...] about Priorities and boundaries in the face of job insecurity
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Juggling, jigsaws, and navigating by the stars I’ve written before about juggling as a metaphor for planning out your workload. Consider all of the things you want and need to do, at work and outside of work, as the box of things a juggler could be … [Read more...] about Juggling, jigsaws, and navigating by the stars: making reasonable plans
Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · You are not broken. You don't need fixing. One of the comments I got from my editor when working on the Short Guides was "What do you want them to do with this information?" She was really not happy with a prompt that asked the reader to notice something without … [Read more...] about You are not broken. You don’t need fixing.