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

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 'When life is sucked out'. Subscribe