At Work, What Tasks Are “Unreasonable”?

Marcus J. Fila, Ph.D.
4 min readFeb 26, 2021

In my previous post I had asked Where do your work expectations come from?”, and discussed “professional identity” as a major part of the answer.

For a quick re-cap, I touched on how we can be torn between two half-truths: that are all people are unique from one another, and that we are all the same (i.e., “XYZ’s behavior is just human nature”). I posited that rather than one or the other of…

Marcus J. Fila, Ph.D.

Work Stress speaker, researcher, author, and consultant to organizations and individuals. Psychologist, and management professor. Visit