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Recover from Burnout

Pete Lyons

There has been a series of large layoffs in tech recently: Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Lyft, Shopify, NetFlix, Snap, and many others. There are also larger trends and a confluence of challenging and stressful circumstances that have contributed to burnout and have also peaked in the past few years:

If you were laid off from your tech job, we're sorry you have to experience that and wish you the best in responding to that unexpected change. Job changes and feelings of burnout are circumstances we feel can often benefit from taking a retreat to process, heal, and re-energize. We think working on one's own creative work without external pressures and deadlines can be a cure for burnout. One of our driving motivators here is seeing creative people flourish and do their best work.

Coffee mug on a park bench with leafy trees in the background

Louie Bacaj expressed this in a tweet recently:

There is no better feeling than being able to:

– work on what you want to work on
– chase what you want to chase
– write what you want to write
– build what you want to build

I’m thankful that the majority of my time this year was spent that way.

— Louie Bacaj (@LBacaj) November 23, 2022

Here's a tweet with some companies hiring now.

BREAKING: companies are hiring software engineers and engineering managers.

More than 750 of them! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this list. See the full one here:

(Using the 'breaking' part to highlight some good news for a change!)

— Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz) November 18, 2022

If you are curious about a retreat or might be interested, we want to directly factor your personal situation into our 2023 schedule of retreats. If you take 2 minutes to fill out this short survey, it will help us match our plans to the needs of our community.

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