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Ghosting Your Friends Over Work? It’s Time To Change That

Ghosting Your Friends Over Work? It’s Time To Change That

Invite your friends to the Heineken® Ghosted Bar and remind them not to ghost you!

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Remote working is becoming popular and work flexibility is encouraged, but the idea that longer work hours equals increased productivity is still prevalent in our country.

According to a report from Kisi, KL ranks as the third most overworked city in the world in 2022. In 2021, it was ranked eighth, while in 2020 and 2019, it was ranked fourth.

We dare say, this isn’t a ladder we ought to climb.

While experts suggest that there’s still a long way to go to achieve work-life balance in Malaysia, taking our minds off work to unwind and chill is necessary regardless of our current environment.

All work and no play…

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We know that it’s important to take breaks, but how often do we actually do it? When was the last time your friends invited you out for a drink and you said ‘yes’? 

Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t actually want to ghost your friends. But we all have that one colleague or employer that loves making the office their home, and they refuse to leave even though it’s past office hours. And no matter how hard you try to leave (or sneak away without them noticing), it’s impossible to do so.

The culture of overworking stems from many reasons. Sometimes, it’s not just a boss or a colleague that holds you back from leaving the office on time. When you get a boost of inspiration, you’d rather keep working than let the idea float away.

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Us Malaysians are determined people. Whenever we get a task, we love to see it to completion and we always strive for perfection. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if it’s at the expense of valuable relationships with the people closest to you, then it’s time to reevaluate your priorities and make time for what’s more important.

Overworking doesn’t just take away your time. When you’re overworked, your cortisol levels (the primary stress hormone) increases. This can lead to brain fog, high blood pressure, heart diseases, anxiety, and a host of other health issues.

No matter the demands of your work, it’s okay to unplug and take some time for yourself or even for your friends, ‘cause sometimes they need it more than you do.

And Heineken® has just the thing to help remind you and your friends to #WorkResponsibly!

Heineken® Ghost GIF Generator 

Have a friend that always ghosts you ‘cause they’re doing overtime every time you call them out?

Send them this personalised message to remind them to quit ‘ghosting’ you and to #WorkResponsibly.

Heineken® Ghosted Bar

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From 9 to 31 May, join the Heineken® Ghosted Bar experiences happening throughout Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh, and Johor and have a blast with your friends!

At the Ghosted Bar experiences, you and your squad can participate in fun activities such as the Heineken® Work Buster, a Whack-a-Mole style game that’s sure to release all your work stress.

You can also participate in the Heineken® Live Draw and stand to win amazing prizes worth a total of RM100,000, including 6x Squad Goal tickets to Good Vibes Festival, 5x Heineken® Birthday Experiences and 5x Heineken® Dining Experiences.

Invite your friends who are stuck in the office while you’re at the Heineken® Ghosted Bar and get a complimentary bucket of Heineken® if they show up! Happy hour is just getting started, so get your Unghosted moments captured at the Ghosted Bar, leave work woes behind, and catch up with your friends.

All work made Jack a dull boy. Don’t be like Jack.

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Listen, if your name is Jack, we’re not throwing shade at you. We’re just saying that it’s probably time to stop ghosting your friends and it’s okay to leave work on time. 

RSVP HERE to the Heineken® Ghosted Bar experiences. Remember to invite your friends and remind them not to ghost you!

*Only for non-Muslims aged 21 and above. Enjoy Heineken® responsibly. When you drive, never drink. Terms and conditions apply. 

#WorkResponsibly #HeinekenMY

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