Monday, October 29, 2012

No Work-Life Balance - Nearly 90% of Sinkie Workers Digging Own Graves

Survey of 650 workers & 135 employers:
  • nearly 9 in 10 said they are working beyond their official hours (don't fool themselves, what's their earnings/hr?)
  • Heavy workload & unreasonable deadlines
  • 70% choose to complete unfinished work in office
  • 30% chose to bring work home
  • 45% indicated that company pays lip service to work-life balance with policies in place just for show
  • 42% indicated they chose not to use company’s work-life balance initiatives for fear of receiving inferior performance review

Digging own graves in terms of health & relationships. Price being paid is high in other areas of life. That's why i keep hammering the point that the gdp up up up which the current ruling regime like to boast is pointless.

I have already written about dire state of the workforce & its working culture:

Many sinkies(i have also experience it) are suffering from time poverty & a sense of emptiness in their lives. Many turn to buy buy buy therapy for a purchase to give them happiness(which doesn't last long) & end up being buried in clutter that they again have to slog at work to pay for renting storage space - a vicious cycle.

A vicious cycle that is dooming S'pore that i've written on last month - Shrink, Shrink, Shrink - Result of Grow GDP at All Costs Like Cancer

Time to smell the flowers? Now many sinkies barely find time to smell the coffee.


  1. could it be that some of these workers could be consciously being less productive during the day slog hard later in the afternoon till later the evening to appear hardworking? There have been reports of employaees FBing or surfing while at work. What do you think?

  2. Hi anon 6:30,
    There's no doubt some workers fbing or surfing while at work. With data plans on cellphones, they can do so on their devices instead of their computer monitors which is more readily seen.

    Bosses should be more output orientated instead of face-time orientated since a big portion of workers want to stay back late to appear as hardworking to avoid getting their asses fired.

    As for surfing the web, i consider it ok if the tasks they are doing are boring. I do that as a form of reward in order to push myself through the 'dogshit'. Else is a slow drag.