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> If your company doesn't believe that burnout is an issue and ignores your "no"s, gives you zero control over what is on your plate, and pressures you culturally, then

...give notice and quit. No company would do this if they weren't completely toxic.




Far far easier said than done for many people. You never know a person's life situation - medical issues, financial obligations to family, etc. This also shifts the onus of the situation back onto the individual. Again, you are the one who determines if you burnout. No control? Just leave. If you stay, it's your fault if you burnout.


People who cant will have much better negotiating position when people who can actually leave set boundaries. Also, being software developer is not that bad job that you would be so much locked at one place. While there are some people who have no choice, many of us do have a choice.

Crazy hours are not something driven solely by management.


Valid, it is definitely a problem of companies having the power and workers not.


Not everyone can.

There are points in time at which this isn't viable.

Those bordering on, or prone to, burnout, may have a lesser degree of capability to act on this.

Internalising the costs to firms (and their investors and creditors) fostering burnout-inducing conditions may be a more effective mechanism. Destroying 2, or 5, or 10 years of peak-career productivity should carry costs.




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