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Why some employees are quitting the 9-to-5 to be their own boss during the pandemic – CNBC

As Covid-19 disrupted traditional industries and careers, some workers have decided to go it alone.

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SINGAPORE For Fiona Loh, juggling marketing, accounts, customer service and product development is all in a day’s work.
The 28-year-old swapped computers for cookies last year, when she quit her stable job as a technology product manager for a bank to run her own bakery business, Whiskdom.
“Every day I felt something nudging within me: What if, what if, what if?” Loh told CNBC.
And she’s not alone. Loh is one of a growing number of people leaving behind their 9-to-5 jobs to pursue their passion after…

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