Long road to work-life balance in Kuala Lumpur
Whether people are overworked due to the system, personal choice or a lack of competency, multi-pronged efforts will be needed to improve their quality of life, say observers.
Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with Covid
Japan's tally of Covid cases has surged past those of other countries as the full impact of the BA.4 and BA.5 variants dominating around the world hits home.
EU says Taliban ‘not listening’ to Afghans with girls’ school ban
In March, Taliban authorities ordered all secondary girls' schools to shut, just hours after reopening them for the first time since seizing power in August last year.
Taliban bars govt employees without beards from work, sources say
Sources add that workers were told they would from now on be unable to enter offices and would eventually be fired if they did not meet the dress codes.
Pandemic propels workers closer to four-day week
From Iceland to Australia, governments and business are testing shorter work weeks, be it in fashion or fast food.
Four-day work weeks, practical or not?
Questions arise over cost, productivity and the payment of wages if the conventional work week is trimmed by a day.
Juggling work and studies invites psychological risks, experts warn
While some may do so out of necessity, the stress of working and studying at the same time could take a toll on physical and mental well-being.
‘King of Absentees’ accused of not turning up for work at hospital for 15 years
He was reportedly paid €538,000 (RM2,666,000) over the years he is now thought to have been comfortably at home.