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NEW YORK - JUNE 22: Matilde Hoffman walks to the train after working her part time hostessing job June 22, 2012 in New York City. Matilda graduated from University of Southern California in December of 2011 with a bachelors degree in neuroscience. Since graduating she has applied to over 30 different jobs, gone on 3 interviews, and had no luck finding a full time job. In the meantime she has been working two part time hostess jobs and volunteering with New York Cares. In June, on a whim, she applied to a one year medical science program at Drexel University at was recently accepted. ''I was tired of the job search. All this looking for a job, volunteering and shuffling around to two part time jobs was getting stressful. If that's the only opportunity I have, if nothing else comes my way, I should do it. If this is what life has brought to me at the moment I should take it.'' she said. From 2000 to 2010 the number of waiters and waitresses ages 18 to 30 with college degrees increased 81 percent according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Educated bartenders, dishwashers in that age group doubled. Recently the Associated Press reported that ''About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed, the highest share in at least 11 years.'' (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Well, it’s official. You actually CAN work too hard. Burnout is the latest medical condition recognized by the World Health Organization, classified as “resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” Three symptoms have to be present in order to be diagnosed with burnout: exhaustion, mental detachment from work, and inability to do work successfully. While this might sound like a condition that could be present in many facets of life (I’m looking at you, parents), burnout is only applicable in areas of occupation.

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