28 Mar '11, 12am

Why do you work late?

Why do you work late?

Posed photo of a man who is stressed while at work. A reader of The Straits Times called for employees to seek work-life balance. -- ST PHOTO: KENNETH KOH I HAVE been quite disturbed at the number of hours people put in at their workplace. Normal work hours start from 8.30am and usually end at 6pm. But more and more, people work till 7pm or 8pm before going home. I am not against people working late but do spare a thought for the family. The reason people work hard is mainly because they want to provide for their families, but what is the point if they are not able to spend time with them? Most companies stipulate that the official working hours are from 8.30am to 6pm, so employees should have every right to go back home after 6pm. Whatever work that cannot be finished should be left till the next working day. Some may argue that their bosses would be unhappy about them le...

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