I am an ambivert leaning towards the introvert side of the spectrum, and currently thriving as a work-from-home writer and blogger. I love that I don’t have to expose myself to social interactions on a daily basis. My head is messy enough without external stimulations.
Seriously, thank you technology for enabling this line of work. I am so thankful.
“The initiative, which aims to provide better job opportunities for unemployed Malaysians and to reduce dependency on foreign labour, is a stimulus package conceived to help create up to 350,000 jobs over the next five years.
“Don’t be mistaken that we will only create 350,000 jobs. This is only for the Malaysians@Work programme. It will be in addition to the one million jobs to be created by the private sector,” Guan Eng further clarified.”
you start making bad decisions even when you know better,
you may get anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
you may get physical ailments like heart disease, diebetes, chronic sleep problems too
This is one of those ‘pick your hard’ moments. It’s hard – damn freaking hard – to force yourself to earn more money so you don’t get stressed about it anymore. But you can argue that the alternative – STAYING in the current situation without doing anything about it – is also just as hard, perhaps even harder.
The article suggests credit counselling, attending theraphy and seeking healthy coping mechanisms to reduce stress. Do that, you owe that to yourself, don’t give up. I’m rooting for you.
The research on the power of mentorship is pretty clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. And mentors benefit, too. After all, “to teach is to learn twice.”
But somehow, our culture kind of promotes animosity between different age groups? The whole #OKBoomer thing made it worse (I understand why it trended; its just, does it do more good or does it do more harm? That’s the question).
In 2020, I do want to unlearn negative stereotypes I had of older folks. We Millennials and Gen Z talk big of being inclusive, so let’s walk the talk. Ageism is a form of discrimination as well.
This article went VIRAL in social media, for good reason – who doesn’t want an extra day off per week?
So I thought I’d use this space to dig a little bit behind the headline. Here’s what I found:
‘Productivity’ was measured in sales per employee, and 40% increase in sales is no joke
They capped in-person meetings to 30 minutes
They reduced operations cost: ‘23.1% less electricity used and 58.7% fewer pages printed over the period’
The experiment ‘also incorporated self-development and family wellness schemes’
Would this work in Malaysia, you think? I don’t know. Obviously Japan and Malaysia’s working culture is different – we work hard of course but they literally invented a word which describes dying by working hard (‘karoshi’).
However, common sense tells me that it wouldn’t hurt to at least try to reduce our meeting time, no?