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🎉 How many workers experience burnout?! 🔥

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Burnout. More jobs. A standup comedian fired and then rehired.

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🔥 Workers experiencing burnout

✖️ 750k jobs posted on X

🤨 Fired & rehired

And, of course, MEMES!



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Feeling Burnt Out?!

Tired of work? You aren’t alone.

According to a survey by iSolved, 65% of workers experienced burnout this past year. Wow.

About 3/4 of workers who experienced burnout said it affected their productivity.

Most people want to get paid more. Understandable as the cost of living has skyrocketed recently. But employees will always want to get paid more…

Pay (or lack thereof) isn’t the only major contributor to burnout.

According to the report, 88% of workers said finding a job that they find fulfilling has become more important to them recently.

When asked about other things they found important in the job search, training opportunities, and flexibility were among the top responses. 18% said paying employees market value was one of their top concerns.

Survey respondents also stated that improving internal communication is the top way that companies can improve their culture.

“This year’s report found that one of the top reasons employees are not satisfied with their current role is because they’re underwhelmed by their company’s culture. Successful businesses are focusing on creating and maintaining employee experience that meets employees’ needs and wants. Creating employee experiences that matter is great for business.”

Celia Fleischaker, CMO, iSolved

Guess it makes sense to pay people well, communicate effectively, and build a real culture (a culture that isn’t just ping-pong tables and pizza parties).


750k Jobs on X

Less than 6 months after launching, X claims to have over three-quarters of a million jobs posted on the X Hiring platform. Companies can post jobs by purchasing a verification for organizations package costing wither $1k or $200 per month (depending on the version.)

X has jobs posted from major companies such as:

  • Netflix

  • Airbnb

  • Tesla

  • Whole Foods

  • Taco Bell

  • Lyft

And more.

Elon has stated that he wants X to be the “everything app”. Guess “everything” includes “hiring” too!

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Fired & Rehired

Add “stand-up comedy” to the list of things you can’t do as an employee…

Last year, a media organization affiliated with NPR fired an employee after someone from the company saw an Instagram clip of him doing standup comedy.

According to a report from Philadelphia Magazine, “by all accounts, [the employee] did an excellent job.” The report added that in his recent performance review, he was “fully successful” and received high marks all around.

But things changed when the company stumbled upon the employee’s Instagram which contains clips of him doing standup comedy. The company called him racist and sexist, among other things, and fired him.

But the employee, Jad Sleiman, who works as a reporter for the organization, fought back. In a Reddit post, Sleiman describes the whole thing from his own perspective.

In this case, the reporter was part of a union that had a collective bargaining agreement with the employer. Part of the agreement raises the bar for termination by requiring just cause. Over several months, an arbitrator broke down every joke in question “to an almost ridiculous level of analysis,” before finding no just cause for termination.

If you have to analyze and explain the jokes, they no longer become funny…Set ruined…

Applying the extraordinarily low bar for “inflammatory,” I have not found that the violations come close to being egregious, as claimed by [the employer]. In addition, I found that [it] deprived him of due process by failing to get his side of the story before discharging him, and by failing to include [the reporter’s supervisor] in the decision-making process.”

According to Sleiman’s Reddit post, the company spent over a quarter million dollars on lawyers just for the judge to tell them that the jokes were funny and order them to reinstate with full benefits and back pay.

Some jokes just write themselves…


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