The Misadventures of Sibeh Sian

You can call me Sian. Sibeh Sian.

Friday, September 08, 2006

The long and short about The Top Ten Signs That You Are Tuning Into A Workaholic

1) You start having meals in front of the computer. The office computer.

2) You start to think of your colleagues as family members. The type you fight with over inheritance.

3) You start hallucinating whether if your Boss’ hair is real midway through the very, very long meeting.

4) You start having crazy thoughts like “I can’t afford to take an MC because I have to finish this report.”

5) You start having even crazier thoughts like staying overnight at the office so that you can save on transport to work tomorrow.

6) You start canceling dinner dates because the instant mee at the pantry seems more appealing.

7) You start bathing at the attached bathroom at the office.

8) You start to think of the sounds made by the fax machine and copier as music.

9) You start to seriously consider investing in a foldable safari bed in the office.

10) You work through the night and only start to pack your bags at 8:30 in the morning.

I am very, very worried that I am turning into an workaholic because not only did the first nine points happened, I also worked through the night last night and is only leaving for work now.

I need a life :(

With Love,
Sibeh Sian


  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 9:14:00 AM, Blogger Adrenaline said…

    waa. That is so sian. You should read my latest post =)

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 9:22:00 AM, Blogger Green Ogre said…

    Yo. Take care, man. And repeat after me "This too, shall pass."

    Chin up!

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 9:24:00 AM, Blogger pj said…


    1.) happens everyday.(M-F)
    2.) oh yeah.
    3.) spiky hair, so nothing to wonder abt.
    4.) i have those crazy thoughts everyday (even on weekends).
    5.) have considered it - but it ain't happening! ever!
    6.) unfortunately, i did do that a couple of times. when it happens regualrly, i shall start dumping my work in the bin.
    7.) i haven't bathed there yet, but i have washed my face b4.
    8.) i'm already immune. altho i'm sensitive to the fax sound. & i think i hv fax telepathy cos it's always my faxes coming in.
    9.) Naw.
    10.) No way.

    does this mean i'm a workaholic? i thought i was normal.

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 12:00:00 PM, Blogger old beng said…

    Heng ah, me only kena point (1) occasionally.

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 12:28:00 PM, Blogger hannah said…

    i need a life too..although i also only kena number 1... :)

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 2:38:00 PM, Blogger bochup said…

    That is crazy! You gotta fire your boss... totally not worth the promotion liddat.

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 3:25:00 PM, Blogger y u said…

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  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 3:37:00 PM, Blogger y u said…

    oh oh oh.. thats sad.
    number 4 happened alot to me during my last job, until i cant take it anymore, i quit. haha! (:

    and on 2nd thought, number 1 happened alot as well.

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 4:06:00 PM, Blogger Sunflower said…

    hug hug

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 8:06:00 PM, Blogger eileen` said…

    work is always like that. i once had an employer who wanted me to reach the workplace at 6am, but refused to let me off even at 12 am in the night. i ended up sleeping for 3 hours for two nights.

    but at least that job was temporary. as for on?

  • At Friday, September 08, 2006 10:24:00 PM, Blogger freakkler said…

    wow, didn't know these things happen in worklife too. I'm very very shocked. Thought this kinda of crazy nights do NOT happen after leaving school.

    "Hang in there, Sian" just doesn't sound right if this is your permanent job. :x I shall pray for u.

  • At Saturday, September 09, 2006 12:54:00 AM, Blogger kanigi said…

    1) All the time

    2) Not yet, but we do fight over the only attached toilet

    3) I usually found myself in a daze during meetings

    4) I was once on mc but I went back to work in the morning to finish work.

    5) I finished by work at 5am, but did more misc stuff until 6am so that I can save company the taxi fare.

    6) Dinner = Dont show up, or = show up at least 1 hr late.

    7) I was VERY tempted to take a bath at the gym near workplace so that I can go back to do more work.. but usually I will just bear until I reached home.

    8) Not music, but I know how excel docs take ard 2 sec, but photoshop printjobs take ard 8 secs.

    9) I wanted to!! Also, I am so tempted to move out to somewhere near work so that I can travel less and rest more.

    10) I worked through the fri nights before, but on regular nights I get off work between 8pm to 3am.

    So dont worry, you are not the only poor thing ard. =)

  • At Saturday, September 09, 2006 5:16:00 PM, Blogger antisocialfreak said…

    I've always thought I'm the epitome of a no-lifer, but now I think u're more cham than me... u seriously need to take a short break or something.

  • At Saturday, September 09, 2006 7:22:00 PM, Blogger alien73 said…

    Don't be so stressed. Get some rest and maybe wank a little. Helps to relax, yah?

  • At Saturday, September 09, 2006 11:57:00 PM, Blogger SeaLs said…

    Golly, I fulfil most of those! Sob.

  • At Sunday, September 10, 2006 3:52:00 AM, Blogger Le Raine said…

    Aww, do take care.

  • At Sunday, September 10, 2006 1:04:00 PM, Blogger mrdes said…

    Quite true, I experienced no. 1, 4 and 5..heehee. At one point, I hate weekends and holidays - because office is should occasionally give yourselves a treat, seriously plan for some free time to do things you like. Enjoy being single. In this way, singles can have their own life too - away from work, that is. Lastly, if necessary, change job. Take care.

    And as green ogre said: "This too, shall pass", like any other emotions...

  • At Monday, September 11, 2006 1:52:00 AM, Blogger lakeside girl said…

    SS, you need a wife.

  • At Monday, September 11, 2006 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Winter_Cherrie said…

    oh my pooor you...i thought i consider myself as one but after reading your points there was only one applicable; Number 4

    well..take care this times will be over..soon..i hope :)

  • At Monday, September 11, 2006 12:47:00 PM, Blogger The One They Proclaimed Qiang said…

    Tsk. Chill mate. Life is gonna be better than what you imagined. And dont be lazy. Time to update your blog haha

  • At Monday, September 11, 2006 3:07:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Adrenaline: I did. You are very, very evil. That's it, you're getting the Barney VCD for your housewarming.

    Green Ogre: I failed chin up at the last IPPT :(!

    PJ: Aha, we sadly belong in the same club :(!

    Old Beng: You is sibeh heng. I also want like that le :(

    Hannah: Aha, then you must kena number 9 to 10 so you will appreciate your current situation :)

    Grace: I'm looking for alternative avenues le. But I'm a change resistant Singaporean :(

    Ketchups: Totally unrelated, but I love eating ketchup. Haha.

    Sunflower: Nan Nu Shou Shou Bu Qing!

    Eileen: Walau! Where were you working and as what :P?

    Freakkler: I am waiting for some rich and bored tai tai to rescue me :)

  • At Monday, September 11, 2006 3:07:00 PM, Blogger Sibeh Sian said…

    Kanigi: *Hugs Kanigi in joy after knowing I'm not the only poor thing around*

    ASF: I was thinking of a holiday, but too stingy to fork out the money leh :(

    Aileen: I feel kind of disturbed when people encourae me to **********. Heh.

    Seals: Welcome to the club :)!

    Le Raine: I want a school holiday too :(

    Mrdes: Do you happen to know of any rich and bored tai tais :)?

    Lakeside Girl: I think so too. But where to find :(?!?!?!

    Yanni: I hope will be over too. I need a break!

    Qiang: Laziness is incurable. Heh.

  • At Thursday, September 14, 2006 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Dukester said…

    OMG!!! and i thought am turning into 1, apparently; am still far from it....

  • At Thursday, September 21, 2006 1:59:00 PM, Blogger dandan...™ said…

    some happened, some not..
    which I sensed it coming...
    workaholic me?
    can't imagine.....


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