Tech Field Day Podcast

IT Burnout is Inevitable – The On-Premise IT Roundtable

Premise: IT burnout is simply unavoidable. It’s a part of the gig.

The discussion: Is burnout an inevitable part of IT? Is it part of the way IT roles are created? Maybe it says something about the types of people attracted to IT. Or maybe it has something to do with the incentives that causes work to become burnout. Our roundtable discusses why they’ve seen burnout happen and how they cope with IT stress to avoid or mitigate it.

On-Premises for today’s roundtable:


Tom Hollingsworth

Teren Bryson

Matt Haedo

Jody Lemoine

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Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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  • A lot of companies simply abuse and take advantage of IT employees. Need more accounting, hire more, Need more HR, hire more – need more IT staff, do more with less, you are a cost center. Business needs to learn that IT – IS a part of and a cost of doing business, like the water, the facilities, the other services needed that are also costs (all back office). Expecting IT employees to be on the hook 24×7, and CONSTANTLY have more and more heaped on their plates with fewer people and less money is ridiculous.

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