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S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work arr

Postby dokomo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:40 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 79/1/.html

A bit surprised by the figures. Why in the morning still see crowds rushing to office?

Can you telecommute in your job? How nice if I can. My company has this policy, but bosses don't encourage. :cry:

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby lapapillion » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:17 pm

I don't know whether it's true or not...reality doesn't seem to reflect what the article said :) I think maybe for MNC it's possible, as they are more inclined towards work life balance. You try it for SME...haha :) I guess people still need 'face-time', regardless of whether work is done or not

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Dora1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:12 pm

I'm sorry, but I am extremely cynical about this study. Flexi work as in flexi starting time is common - those 8-5.30pm or 9-6.30pm type of arrangement is common. Working from home is 80+% in SG??!!! :shock: Where are all these jobs please ( I also want leh!) ??? I've only heard 1 or 2 cases around my friends, and those are usually those regional/travelling type of jobs, where they get to work from home on some days that they don't travel. But for the rest, seriously, I've never seen it. And I've worked in public sector or MNC all my life, and most of my friends are from either public sector or MNCs, and I've never seen them being able to do it. Other than those running your own business/consultancy, who has the priviledge to work from home here??

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Nihauma » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:22 pm

It says 87 per cent of Singapore employers allow their staff to work from home. It doesn't say how many employees actually work from home.

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Imami » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:26 pm

cannot be most of us work for that 13% right? :stupid:
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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Busymom » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:35 pm

I must really be working for that 13% ever since I started working.

There is no flexi work arrangement to work from home. Taobao work home beyond office hours definitely have. Maybe they mistook this as working from home, issit? :laugh:

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Dora1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Busymom wrote:I must really be working for that 13% ever since I started working.

There is no flexi work arrangement to work from home. Taobao work home beyond office hours definitely have. Maybe they mistook this as working from home, issit? :laugh:


Maybe they meant working from home when on leave, MC, Maternity etc? Then 87% sounds abt right :siam:

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby Busymom » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:47 pm

Dora1 wrote:
Busymom wrote:I must really be working for that 13% ever since I started working.

There is no flexi work arrangement to work from home. Taobao work home beyond office hours definitely have. Maybe they mistook this as working from home, issit? :laugh:


Maybe they meant working from home when on leave, MC, Maternity etc? Then 87% sounds abt right :siam:


Oh, you are right.

Years ago, I had a boss who was expecting me to read my blackberry and answering emails a few days after giving birth...

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby dimsum » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:53 pm

The employers are bull shitting.

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Re: S'pore employers emerge among top in adopting flexi-work

Postby dokomo » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:57 pm

dimsum wrote:The employers are bull shitting.


Or like mine, implement the policy is for show only. :mad:

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