I am almost 2 months in to staying-at-home and social-distancing while working on the worst project of my career so far.
It's an interesting technical stack (Unity/C#) that I don't normally get to work with -- but by the time I was brought in to help, we were WAY over-budget and missing deadlines left and right. Deadlines that, in my eagerness to help, became my responsibility before I even knew what we had agreed to do.
Normally, I don't mind being the one brought in to fix a project or hammer out a challenging feature, but I hate projects with systemic issues. This project has dozens of them -- first and foremost being the lack of a PM or a BA drawing the hard lines in the sand to coach the client's expectations.
Every day feels like torture now. I'm working weekends, pulling 10-12 hour days and hating every second of it. And now, I'm learning all of my usual remedies for burnout rely very heavily on social interaction and my office buddies.
Anyone else feeling more burnt than usual because of this? How are you coping?