NOTICE News for January 20, 2023

TGIF! It’s January 20, 2023, and there are 346 days left in the year. On today’s NOTICE News: The Prime Minister of New Zealand stunned the world this week by announcing she is resigning—from burnout. Plus: Our weekly NOTICE News trivia quiz! Here’s a transcript of today’s show.

Discussion Questions

  1. What made Jacinda Ardern distinct when she was first elected Prime Minister of New Zealand in 2017?
  2. What issues or events has the Prime Minister of New Zealand dealt with during her time in office, and why might they have contributed to “burnout”?
  3. What are some things people can do to avoid or help the feeling of “burnout”?
  4. If an individual reaches their debt limit, a credit card simply no longer works until the bill is paid.  What effects could there be if this happens to a country, like the United States?

Writing Prompts

  1. As New Zealand’s first woman to give birth while holding office, Jacinda Ardern joined the ranks of very few government officials worldwide. Why might some feel that Jacinda Ardern leaving office could set women in the workplace back in terms of progress?  What sorts of solutions could there be to help further women’s roles in the workplace?
  2. Why might “burnout,” be a global issue now, affecting so many, regardless of their working roles?

Further Reading

Have a Great Weekend!