Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

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To secure leave for a vacation, Singaporeans will lie to their boss, call in sick and will even pay or bribe a colleague, a Skyscanner survey found.

The global travel search site polled 1,000 Singapore travellers to find out how they make sure their preferred holiday dates are secured.Participants were allowed to select more than one response.

Almost half of those surveyed (45%) booked their leave six months in advance.

Others responded that they lied to their boss and said the holiday was already booked (10%), while 9 per cent called into work sick, and 6 per cent pretended a family member was sick.

Other pretenders claimed their holiday was for a honeymoon (4%), while about 4 per cent of respondents said they paid or bribed a colleague to get the time off for their travels.

Meanwhile, 39 per cent did none of the six survey options listed.According to a study done by the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Singaporeans work some of the longest hours in the world's most developed countries.

Skyscanner Singapore Marketing Manager Ira Noviani said: "It's clear that many employees find themselves going head-to-head to book that coveted time off work; and with the end of the year holidays now approaching, many have admitted they will go to extreme lengths to do so."
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

Years ago. had a new colleague, just joined only, called in sick on a friday, monday called and told us she stuck in indonesia because of the volcano ashes spewing out and plane cannot fly. Didn't stay colleague for long.
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

I m among the 45%, I schedule and apply my leave six months in advance.
Isn't this a good thing i.e. supposedly forward planning? :lol:
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

I just go on leave and when office calls I will just insist I already applied. Lan lan
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

Holiday leave.... /wobbles flip through dictionary .... don't have such a definition in my dictionary leh.

Maybe it has something to do with that almighty humongous humpbrokebackwhale of a mortgage I took out on buying my very small condo, OK, OK, apartment.... :lol2:
 
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Mockngbrd;1040616 said:
Years ago. had a new colleague, just joined only, called in sick on a friday, monday called and told us she stuck in indonesia because of the volcano ashes spewing out and plane cannot fly. Didn't stay colleague for long.

You resigned ah?
 
wobbles;1040624 said:
Holiday leave.... /wobbles flip through dictionary .... don't have such a definition in my dictionary leh.

Maybe it has something to do with that almighty humongous humpbrokebackwhale of a mortgage I took out on buying my very small condo, OK, OK, apartment.... :lol2:


Same here, can't rem the last time I took MC or leave. In fact, never, cos being MC-free gets me a $50 cash voucher every year. Every bit counts with $12 daily ERP!
 
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seanskye;1040626 said:
Same here, can't rem the last time I took MC or leave. In fact, never, cos being MC-free gets me a $50 cash voucher every year. Every bit counts with $12 daily ERP!

Cash voucher can use to pump V-power ah? :lol2:
 
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wobbles;1040628 said:
Cash voucher can use to pump V-power ah? :lol2:


Life is short bro. If only for sheeeeeeeeerr driving pleasure.........
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

Nb my ang mo boss ask me to standby knowing I am on leave. Best he took leave the same time, duration of my leave period. Cb Bo chi....

Is this discrimination?
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

Luckily ac323 is his own boss, no need to lie to anyone only get lied to.
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

The Guardian;1040639 said:
Nb my ang mo boss ask me to standby knowing I am on leave. Best he took leave the same time, duration of my leave period. Cb Bo chi....

Is this discrimination?

Bro, your angmo boss must be one of those who cut hair at Truefitt & Hill ... KNN
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

I tell my ang mo subordinates to standby during his leave .... he said against union agreement.
 
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Red_Bean_Bun;1040671 said:
I tell my ang mo subordinates to standby during his leave .... he said against union agreement.


Can sack him bro? I apply.... Hehe
 
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Red_Bean_Bun;1040674 said:
You want to migrate to Germany ?

I see, now I understand. Unions in EU are strong. I had it worse with the French.
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

What was the objective of the survey/
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

the objective is to blow own trumpet .. di da di ... di da di ... even coco lee cant sing that well
 
Re: Singaporeans will lie, bribe colleagues to secure holiday leave

Survey show bosses in Singapore has an attitude about leave......
 
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