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How digital natives struggle with the 'right to disconnect'

Always-on Zoomers need to learn to switch off after work. It's easier than we think.

While it may be harder for younger Singaporeans to unplug, it is worth the effort because the uninterrupted rest afforded to workers may boost their mental health while helping them avoid burnout, says the writer.
While it may be harder for younger Singaporeans to unplug, it is worth the effort because the uninterrupted rest afforded to workers may boost their mental health while helping them avoid burnout, says the writer.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Four years ago, when I started university in France, I took three months to open my bank account.

This was in part due to my faltering French, which made communication difficult. But it was also because my bank representative took days to reply.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 22, 2020, with the headline 'How digital natives struggle with the 'right to disconnect''. Print Edition | Subscribe