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.
Voodoo doll
There’s a voodoo doll – that vaguely resembles a colleague – lurking in your drawer for easy access.
Minimalist wardrobe
You only buy clothes in one colour ‘cos who has time to waste on coordination, right?
Talking to yourself
Your co-workers often ask, "Who were you talking to just now?"
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.
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.
Mismatched socks
Your mismatched socks or stockings were not a sartorial statement.

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


Need We Say More?
Here’s where we let the humour loose, and learn to laugh at ourselves a little more. Have ideas or jokes about the Public Service? Email us: psd_challenge@psd.gov.sg

  • POSTED ON
    Mar 7, 2014
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