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Real working hours.

Postby Roger » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 7:37 am

Hi, I am planning to move to SG but I am concern about the number of hours I will have to work. The following is quote from a website promoting the city. Is 44 hours a week is an average week?

Most companies operate a workweek with Saturday being a half-day. Eight-hour workdays with an hour lunch break in between are common. The maximum work hours per week are capped at 44.

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Postby spring_tomorrow » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 9:48 am

Yup, that's right. We have to clock at least 44 hours per week officially.

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Postby jon » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 10:37 am

my company forgoe the half day sat for an extra hour each weekday. our official working hours are 8-5:30 though 8-7 is more of a normal day....

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Postby jpatokal » Sun, 17 Oct 2004 4:23 pm

Unofficial working hours within companies vary widely and generally I do think Singaporeans work harder than (say) Europeans... although not quite the same insane hours as in Hong Kong.

(No prizes for guessing who's sitting at work on a Sunday afternoon... but at least it's raining outside.)

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