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3 Guilt-free Reasons for Taking Time-off from Work

Struggling to decide whether you should take leave and risk being perceived as a 'slacker'? Here are some guilt-free suggestions to help you get the rest that you deserve.

By: Alythea Ho

Holiday season may be just around the corner, but not everyone’s jumping onboard the vacation wagon like sleep-deprived bunnies. In fact, nearly half of Singapore workers say one of their biggest work fears is offending the boss.

John de Graaf, executive director of Take Back Your Time, an organization focused on challenging the epidemic of overwork, says many employees often fear their workplace absence will be judged negatively.

"You have this kind of fear of not wanting to be seen as a slacker," says de Graaf to the BusinessNewsDaily.

However, studies show that long-term chronic stress will negatively affect your health and performance. So how do you go about overcoming the false guilt of being accused as someone who doesn't earn his or her keep at work? (Read More Here!)

Have you ever taken leave from work to queue for something?

By Julailah Wahid

If there is one activity that bands Singaporeans together, it must be queuing. The act of queuing has become so commonplace in Singapore that it is surprising how we have not clinched an Olympic gold medal for it.

Take the recent launch of the iPhone 5 for example. Queues at leading telco stores stretched for miles and even poured out of shopping malls.