Will burn outs happen much faster now?Around fifteen years ago, there was this talk about "burn out" likely to happen to youngsters who would slog it out for more than fourteen hours per day in the IT industry.
Of late, we do see such trends in the manufacturing industry too. There is a huge amount of contract labor and this is not helping those in regular production roles. Their outputs have to be very fast, they cannot do everything at the same time. However, multi-tasking is the name of the word and they are put to horrible tension throughout their day.
The IT sector is also going through a metamorphosis. How do we ensure that this younger generation is not put to too much hardship and the inevitable burnout? How can we ensure that their health and well being is taken care of, even when they are part of the rat race, from which they do not have any escape?