Category Archives: When Work Sucks

Horrible Late Hours Work Culture

I will never understand why many bosses expect and demand that employees stay late at work. It doesn’t matter if you take home work to complete. They don’t care. They want to be able to actually see you at the … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Job Interviewers in Singapore So Mean?

I felt so mad and sorry for Lady J for what she had to go through. It’s an issue that has been infuriating me for years. Why don’t job interviewers in Singapore show some basic decency and respect.  Haven’t they … Continue reading

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My 10 Tips for Being the Perfect Boss

I felt inspired to write this post. It’s the kind of post I love writing. My dream would be for as many employers as possible to read this and if it makes just one employee’s life happier I would be … Continue reading

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Video Clips: Inside the SMRT Train Delay & the CEO’s Response

Words just seem hollow. I’ll just let the clips of the CEO speak for themselves. First time I am watching these clips, since I stopped watching the news. Actual footage of people caught in the stuffy train. That would be … Continue reading

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Shangri-la Hotel

To me Shangri-la Hotel kinda feels like home, because we used to organize several conferences here and I even stayed in the hotel once.  As a teen I always dreamt of working in a hotel as it seems so glamourous, … Continue reading

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I Wish Singapore Companies would embrace the Management Philosophy of Trust

Based on my experiences at work, the best and most productive times I had were at forward thinking companies that were non hierarchical. The lean, flat and collaborative structure really works. But most of all, and I think I sound … Continue reading

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The Anxiety of Singapore’s Work Culture & In Praise of Idleness

I am increasingly unable to bear the crushing anxiety that bears down upon me nightly. It is the reason for the insomnia and daily nightmares. I am in a constant state of fear and guilt. Guilt arising from any form … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish Singapore Job Interviewers Would Not Do

{via ca4it} After reading this post about how applying for a job in Singapore can be draining, by the always brilliant Orange Foam Finger, it triggered off some of my suppressed feelings about the whole job interview process. Never wanted … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Company Men

Anyone who has been through a retrenchment or had the heartache of searching for a job during a recession, will appreciate that this movie was made. Everyone else should watch it just so that you can have empathy, because unless … Continue reading

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How Agreeable Are You?

I read this fascinating post about Agreeableness and how it relates to Expats, by Maria of I Was An Expat Wife and I just had to take the Big 5 Test. Here are my results. The neurotic part is accurate … Continue reading

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