André Pimenta

CEO & Co-Founder at Performetric


Freelancer Fatigue is a reality that goes against the usual comment that freelancers don’t do anything. When you talk to one you might get envious of them being able to do other things in the middle of the day such as going to the gym, attend a child’s event or even shopping. What you don’t usually know is that while you are commuting most freelancers are getting the job done, while you are enjoying your weekend or the holidays they are doing their jobs running after sometimes crazy deadlines. That is why freelancer fatigue is not only...

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To work-from-home can be a real challenge. When the change happens and one starts working from home either by choice or by the evolution of the workplace the change in routine can have a high impact on ones’ self-perception and the differentiation between personal and professional time tends to become to disappear since you do work-from-home, where you tend to spend your private time. To become a successful work-from-home employee there are some pitfalls that have to be avoided and if you incorporate new routines in your life you will probably become a successful work-from-home employee. From starters don’t...

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Shift patterned work, especially rotation including night duty are an important factor in determining the development of maladaptive fatigue. In the study: Work-related fatigue and recovery: the contribution of age, domestic responsibilities and shift work developed by Peter C. Winwood BDS BPsych, Antony H. Winefield PhD and Kurt Lushington PhD from the Department of Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia we can clearly notice the impact of shift work on other factors, including age. The authors refer that the youngest group reported the highest fatigue and the longer recovering period than the older group. But the later had experience...

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It is not a medical condition. It is closer to a combined list of symptoms, such as fatigue, distraction, and moodiness. It is a form of mental fatigue also named: Mental Fog, clouding of consciousness and cognitive dysfunction. It also reveals itself as something many people feel at the end of a day’s work total lack of mental energy. A mental fatigue só strong that some people find It hard to have a simple conversation with a stranger or acquaintance and sometimes even harder to decide what to have for a meal. It is like a veil that prevents...

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During the summer you get the chance to talk to a lot more people and catch-up on the trivia. One subject that came up this week was “Mondays”. Some people loathe, others love them. On the first category in the small sample that we surveyed were mainly young and single or single”ish”. This group attributed their mental fatigue to their job, call center and telemarketing (most of the ones we talked to) related that their job was stressing and consumed all their energy leaving them tired during the week. Something that suddenly was gone by Friday… and Saturday only...

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