Recently, the World Health Organization(WHO)’s handbook recognises — for the first time ever — that burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis.
Work travels, eh? I will try to have some fun, to earn myself some ... social media bragging rights ... while you, you and you are stuck on your work desks!
Some tend to lean more towards the baby-boomers schools of thought while some have the millennials mindset. And yes of course, some of course will say half-half. I am one of the ‘half-half ‘category of people and there are many like me.
But in case you hadn’t noticed, it doesn’t replace nor compensate the fact that working arrangements in Malaysia are still unbelievably old-schooled and rigid. Having a cool space to work with a lot of facilities is great, it makes the office space somewhere that can help one find creative inspiration, but ultimately, what we really want is flexibility.
The economy sucks. Nobody is hiring specialists. Nobody is hiring generalists. You now need a MASTERS DEGREE for an entry level position, in virtually any damned industry. Don’t get me started on the “fresh graduates encouraged to apply provided they have five years’ experience.” However, that’s not what I’m pissed off about. What I’m pissed off about is the job-hunting process from application to interview and beyond. Here’s why.
These bosses might have been good at a job, but they were clearly promoted based on how they did in that job, not whether or not they were suited to be in that management position that they now infect. Bad bosses create unhealthy, toxic work environments that are physically and emotionally draining, and mentally damaging.
But the point is this one: when your boss does not know where the line is between office hours and non-office hours, it is really detrimental to not only your personal physical and mental health, but it is also incredibly damaging to the relationship you have with family and friends.