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Saw a friend shared a good read on Facebook: working culture in NZ.
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After reading it, I felt so sad about the working life in Singapore, especially when you have a 'slave driver' as your boss. It just make everyone's life so stress, so difficult, so busy and unhappy. I seriously do not understand why some bosses like to be such an a**. It's just a job, com'on. There're a thousand more important things in life than the mundane job.

I have always wondered if those bosses actually cared about the happiness of the employees. If they are nicer, friendlier and give more flexibility to the employees, it will make everyone's day brighter! Rigid, inflexibility, bosses who scold employees as if they are kids, and bosses who think "You are paid so I can load you with tons of work!" seriously turn me off.

Bosses tend to have the wrong mind set that if they scold or be strict, employees will then be more careful not to make mistakes, they will be fearful and do work more efficiently. That is totally wrong! I will put in more effort if I have an appreciative boss and will be more careful and ensure I do not make mistake if my boss is nice because I will feel guilty if I give him/her any trouble.

I am thrilled when I read "It is really OK to go home at 5pm4.45pm or even 4.30pm if you have finished your work". Going home at these timing is like impossible in Singapore??! And I love that the boss tell employees to go home and dun stay back in office. After working for 8 hours, we are definitely more prone to mistakes as the eyes and brain are already tired. It's inefficient and a waste of time staying in office to work!

After reading this article, I'm filled with envious. How I wish more Singapore companies can follow this working culture. But sadly, that's not the working culture I experienced and what I heard from my friends. Nonetheless, it still give me hope that such nice working environment exists (although I dunno if it exists in Singapore).

If anyone know of such work place in Singapore, please let me know.

Feel so depressed that tomorrow is only Wednesday :'(


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