Signs of Stress at Work

If you recognise two or more of these signs, call the Challenge Counselling Department
at 1800-I-Am-Stressed for help.
Messy desk
Your desk is a disaster zone of to-do lists, NOMs and submission papers. It also smells like last week’s 7-Eleven Mango and Chicken sandwich.
Signs of Stress at Work
Voodoo doll
There’s a voodoo doll – that vaguely resembles a colleague – lurking in your drawer for easy access.
Signs of Stress at Work
Minimalist wardrobe
You only buy clothes in one colour ‘cos who has time to waste on coordination, right?
Signs of Stress at Work
Talking to yourself
Your co-workers often ask, "Who were you talking to just now?"
Signs of Stress at Work
Meticulously lined-up stationery
Amid the desktop chaos, an island of meticulously lined up stationery – organised by height and colour – stands out as an oasis of calm.
Signs of Stress at Work
Hyperventilating in the loo
The loo on the 5th floor is your secret hideout. You mask the hyperventilation by pulling aggressively on the toilet roll and flushing relentlessly.
Signs of Stress at Work
Mismatched socks
Your mismatched socks or stockings were not a sartorial statement.
Signs of Stress at Work

Disclaimer: All situations in this article are real. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely intentional.

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    Mar 7, 2014
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