If being sick is the only thing that will make you take some time to yourself, it's time to reassess your habits. Working until you drop is not only bad for your health -- it's bad for your productivity, too.
What's worse than creating a resume? If you said, "writing a cover letter," you are both correct and also probably in the midst of a job search. Cover letters are famously hard to pull off. Get too creative, and you look overly eccentric; hew too closely to a template, and you look like a robot.
A scarcity of full-time, benefited jobs has led many workers to hold down multiple part-time gigs at the same time. The challenge, of course, is juggling all of this without going crazy from burn-out.
Many job descriptions include a line about how successful applicants will have a good sense of humor, but usually this means, "Won't flip over his or her desk, Real Housewife-style, when things get tough." A recent article on Forbes.com, however, points out that having a good sense of humor is valuable to you as an employee, not just to your company. Here's why.