You got to admit, working in Singapore can be pretty rough.
We’re already THE country whose workers work the longest number of hours in the world as reported Nanyang Siang Pau on a study by Taiwan’s China Times newspaper. – See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/sporeans-work-longest-hours-world#sthash.Fwk5KSEn.dpu
Goverment initiatives that promote healthy work-life balances are often ignored by management and who so dares to open thy mouth to even breathe out the words ‘worrrkkk-lifeeee balanceeee lahhhh’ could potentially be perceived as being lazy or wanting to skive off by using ‘work-life balance’ to get off the hook.
That being said, its been almost 7 months since I’ve started working as an Account manager in ESN ASIA, a newly created position in a company where I got my first real full time job about 6 years ago as an Events Executive.
I guess I never really opened up much about what I used to do before I started writing or doing anything media related but I did exactly what my title said I did.
I managed events and somewhere down the line, got pretty good at it surprisingly. In fact, I would daresay to a certain extent I naturally excelled at it because I found a way to motivate myself every single damn day not just to get through the day but also to love what I do.
My title now may say Account Manager but over the last almost 7 months, I’ve been wearing so many different hats to work. I wear the salesman hat when I go for pitches, I wear the workmen safety hat when I go down to for set ups or fix shit. Devil’s horns when I deliver bad news, halos when its good news, and even the HR hat when I need to arrange interviews with myself asking, how could I possibly be such an irresponsible fool for forgetting to iron the back of my shirt to work.
Jokes aside, there’s a few short ways how I do it every single damn day. In order.