How to overcome the ugly side of Work From Home

How to overcome the ugly side of work from home

How to overcome The Ugly Side of Work From Home

How to overcome the ugly side of work from home?  The boss informed Madam Su, a headmistress in a mission school, over the moon, smiling face to face.

But soon, she realized that she no longer had time for herself and her family. She has been a mother of 4 from primary to secondary school, with an OKU mother-in-law, bed written for a decade. A supportive business husband provides the necessary medical bill; indeed, she has less shoulder work. But soon, she releases not living in the cloud, but a hassle nuisance.

“I’ve been consistently receiving ‘urgent requests’ via WhatsApp from my boss, even as late as 10 pm. And they keep on coming no matter how late it is,” she complained to her hubby before retiring to bed—a stressful working from home life.

Overcome The Adverse Impact of Work From Home

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“I feel so burnt out, especially when I still have to work beyond normal hours while cooking and attending to my crying child. This chaotic of working, worse than being stuck in traffic every day for an hour to commute to work,” she said.

Robotic Long working from Home

Similarly, a fresh graduate who works as a digital marketing consultant, Simon Ching, 27, has been made to work even on Saturdays and Sundays. What a hack of Life! No time to chat with his sweetheart. He often feels remote of neglecting her and afraid she might dish him off. Is this we called Life?


“I’ve been clocking about 80 hours a week since we started WFH (last year) – that’s about 15 hours a day. It’s also ‘compulsory’ for my colleagues and me to share our live locations when we start work at 8 am,” he complained.

Late Lunch Hour Alone

“Once, I often have my lunch as late as 2 pm packed from a stall located a merely 2 kilometers away from home. I am renting a room with an attached bathroom, with no cooking and washing allowed by the tenant. The friendly tenant couple often brightens my day when I feel down. The loving young couple never failed to cheer me up. With their consistent encouragement, he raised his head.

Overwhelmed, Mr Simon Ching plucked up the courage to highlight the issues to his boss.

But the reply was “disappointing”. The boss knows their pledging, yet he insisted they be more productive to work in home comfort. Are we robotic employees during this digital era?


Taking an anti-anxiety medicine since last July, Mr. Simon Ching and contemplating quitting the job, but I’m worried I won’t have enough to survive till the COVID-19 pandemic is over.”

How to overcome the ugly side of work from home
How to overcome the ugly side of work from home

Madam Su and Mr. Simon Ching both are not alone. Hundreds of posts shared by social media users on social like Face, Twitter, Instagram highlighted the dark and “ugly” side of WFH during COVID 19 pandemics.

They are many untold stories facing by the working group. Moreover, some of them have pushed the edge of a cliff by taking their own Life. The worst is the abusing parent punished their children without mercy as a child hospitalized with a bruise and blue over the body, with some broken rib.

It is an urgent crisis that the government should look into and find a permanent solution. Our power-crazy politician has badly ignored the welfare of his citizen.

If you hope to achieve a more excellent work-life balance for yourself and your team, remember these guidelines:

· Don’t log in now when you wake up. Grab a coffee and adjust to your morning.
· Set a regular schedule and keep it; maintaining a routine can increase efficiency.
· Remind yourself and others to take work breaks just like they would at the office.
· Expect the unexpected. Allow added flexibility to handle responsibilities at home.

Doing a simple body stretch out during a tight schedule.

How to overcome the ugly side of work from home
How to overcome the ugly side of work from home

Once you define a precise cut-off time to end the workday, adhere to it. And if you felt under the weather or simply need some downtime, don’t be afraid to take a sick day or use your vacation hours. They called benefits for a reason; try to enjoy them.

Remote working will always pose its share of challenges. But once you make yourself aware of the different problems with working from home, it becomes easier to combat the adverse effects. You may even rekindle your love for remote work.


Abusive Indonesia in-law devastated Maid being abused

Abusive Indonesia in-law devastated Maid being abused

Abusive Indonesia in-law devastated Maid being abused

Abusive In-Law, Maid abused. To begin with, Malaysian often complaint struggle hard to meet day end meet. After reading the dejection true story in-law abused heartbroken Indonesian maid below, then only we realize how fortune we are living in the rapid raised food price index. So, Please stop air your grievance in the public social media like Facebook, or Twitter.

Abusive Indonesia in-law devastated Maid being abused

A young lovebird often courtship at the open space in the carpet green farm in the sunset. Time did not exist in their dictionary with the 31 years old farmhand and is beloved youthful maiden aged 20. From sunset until the loving lovebird bathed the tenderness of the moonshine. Continually, endless chatting and promises till departed home to retire to bed.

As they rose up in the early dawn heading toward the farm with an empty stomach, drank boiled water and plunged some fruit from the branch for the lunch. Even though, in such hardship, they blamed no one. Honestly, they earned a living toiled hard on the farm for a meager income to keep their body and soul together.Tied


They tied the nuptial knot ending their 2 years courtship. Having said that, the poverty often strikes hard, the arrival of a new born boy. Along living in an extension family with in law, unfortunately heaven often racked havoc to them rain sipping via the thatched roof, they find a dried spot to sleep when the night fall. Often the tropical storm blew off the roofing; they soaked like drenched wet chicken, biting coolness in the gusty wind. Luckily, the newly mother cuddled the infant to her chest wearing a rain coat.

Abusive in-law Maid abused

After breastfeeding her infant son for six months, finally, with the permission from mother-in- law and her hubby, later, she decided to seek greener pasture for the sake of her loving family. Being a strong will power herself, without any regret but she holds her tear to bid farewell to her toddler son crying non-stop at the jetty. It really broke her heart thinking her mother-in-law whether or not she would abuse her son.

Foreign Land

At the age 24, she landed in a foreign land, indeed a culture shock for her with everyone having the latest gadget phone in the hand. The kid too plays non-stop gaming. How fortune the kid!

Fortunately, she put up in a women hostel with 17 Indonesian maids accommodated in 3 separated terraced houses in a row. A fully furnished home, they cook their own food. Thus, the maids woke up daily at 5am to prepare their breakfast and bring lunch in a tiffing box and boiled water. By 7 am sharp, finally the cleaning service company driver will ferry them to 18 respectively homes for cleaning.

10 Hours Non-Stop Working

Laxa (not her real name), she cleans from 7-12 noon for 5 hours non-stop work. Briefly to say that, with only an hour rest with meals on board. An hour later, she commence another 1-6pm cleaning. All together, after 5 years working in Malaysia, she is leaving home for good. Day In and day out, she scarified for the family without any complaint. By the time she arrived home, fully exhausted and lying motionlessly thinking her cute son would get rid of her aching body. Being a gusty lady, she faced the next dawn fully refresh after a soundless sleep.

“Laxa, are you coming back to Malaysia again” I asked.



“I want to nurture my own son”

“I thought you own mother-in-law taking care your son”

Abusive Mother-In-Law & Heartbroken Maid

She sobbed “my mother in law find another younger girl for my hubby, she is so means to me. Even worse like rubbing salt to my wound, my hubby agreed to it” Her eye wetted with tears, “they are so heartless creature on earth, because every month I remitted RM700.00 to home without fail to complete their home, Consequently, I am getting the most inhuman treatment, as they are asking for a divorce on the ground that I do not nursing my son, failed as the duty of a mother”

Wiping off her tears, finally, she continued, “I will fight for custody of my own son and get back my fair deals. Looking at my hand, a long hour of soaped with washing detergent, it starts cracking between the fingers, causing almost disfigured. It is really painful intact with cooking salt.” But, anyhow, I am better off without physically or sexual assault by the host family like my other Indonesian maid.” unfortunately, I no longer can withstand this ill treatment by own family member especially my partner.”

Maid being Abused By Mother-in-Law

Generally speaking, she toiled hard for a living from dawn to sunset only earned RM 1200.00 a month, therefore leaving her only RM500.00 for food and women essential necessities. Truly, no wonder I found out that she often clad in a t-shirt and blue jean to my house cleaning. Sad to say that, with only 4 sets of clothing and 2 pair of shoe, she could ill afford to apply not even the basic lipstick on her lip because she saved every cent for the comfort of her hubby family. Finally, she deserved this kind ill treatment, didn’t she?

Painfully, emotionally traumatized at the tender age, by the way, how many of us can withstand the pain? Conversely, what kind of mother in law on earth? Finally, the so called endless promised by the spouse, indeed the love has flying out from the window. Moreover, it is a phenomenon to hear the abused host on the ill-treatment of the maid. Similarly, her mother-in-law as a woman of herself, whereby, how would she react her own married off daughter being tormented by other in-law.

In fact, I did ask her whether she is willing do partner at my homestay, she politely turned me down as she need to rest during her only weekly off day.

Finally, I sincerely hope that she would find her true forever.