ST HeadSTart: Does working overtime mean I'm inefficient? | Why we should talk about pay

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Good morning! One of the stories we’re looking at today might be helpful if you often find yourself knocking off late, especially when you’re working from home.

Having long hours does not necessarily mean you’re inefficient, says manpower reporter Tay Hong Yi, who shares advice on how you can get to the root cause of working overtime.

Discussions about salary can be uncomfortable or even taboo in some situations. But here’s why we should talk about our pay, says correspondent Clara Lock. 

Do you ask your peers how much they earn? Tell us more at

If you’re buying gold jewellery, take note that appearance alone does not paint an accurate picture of the precious metal’s purity. Invest editor Tan Ooi Boon highlights what to look out for when you shop for these items. 

We hope you find this week’s round-up of stories insightful. Have a good week ahead.


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