Burnout: When life is sucked out

Burnout, recognised by the WHO as an occupational phenomenon, is likely to be common in Singapore, say doctors and human resource firms

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When Ms Le Giang, 37, started a business selling Vietnamese street food in a kopitiam here nearly two years ago, she looked forward to being her own boss.

The degree holder, who was previously a regional sales manager for a multinational firm, has since realised being her own boss is far from rosy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2019, with the headline Burnout: When life is sucked out. Subscribe