Quan­tity vs. qual­ity

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - R.AGE -

IN some jobs, 12-hour work days are the norm. But in oth­ers, work­ing three hours could leave you dan­ger­ously over-worked.

Ac­cord­ing to Univer­sity Malaya Med­i­cal Cen­tre con­sul­tant psy­chi­a­trist Dr Stephen The­vanan­than Jam­bunathan, that’s what peo­ple need to re­alise in or­der to draw the line on what con­sti­tutes “over-work­ing”.

“It de­pends on your­self, re­ally,” said Stephen. “In my line of work, for ex­am­ple, I deal with per­sonal prob­lems and stresses (of his pa­tients) for an hour, it could take me a day to re­cover the drained en­ergy.”

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