As said by others it is the thing to negotiate within your contract but there are some non-flexible corporate habits you may see around. Very often the amount of leave depends whether you are considered to be on a local contract, an expat one or somewhere in between. For a typical local contract within a reasonable MNC it is 12-14 days. I was once approached by such MNC and had really hard time to explain to them that this is not acceptable for me (they considered me to be on a local contract). It ended up that I still was offered these 14 days only but had what requested (over 20days) included to the salary as an equivalent (so I could take its as a non-paid leave if I want to).CurlyUK wrote:Hi All,
I hope to be coming to Singapore to work in the very near future and I have read/heard that in addition to standard Bank holidays the norm for your own annual leave is only 12.5 days per year is that correct?
I currently work in the UK and in addition to standard Bank holidays I get 25 days annual leave, which is an awful lot more than Singapore (providing what I have heard is correct)
Can anybody shed any light, as I may have to factor this in when considering the move?
At the MNC I work for, it is also based on employment grade for local hires. I get 21 days PTO, and I think some lower grades "only" get 17. That does not include 15 "sick" days, and various other allotted leave for funeral, marriage, etc.Hidy Ho wrote:I work for a US based MNC on a "local contract" and transferred here from US. My annual leave is same as it was in US which is partially tied to a position level. Not sure if it's any different if I was "hired" here but I don't think so .. at least for the company I work for.
We called it PTO in USA and total days included "sick days" whereas here I get another allotment of sick-days (something like 15 days I think).
What I like here is that everyone is mandated 5 straight days off per year .. I think that's good for anyone's mental health!!!
Yep, exactly right! MC stands for Medical Cert. And yeah, certain segments of the population tend to milk it down to the last day. Same with the 6 days of Child Care leave (cannot be accumulated or encashed).JR8 wrote:'Sick leave'.... I thought you were kidding. Or does this explain why my SGn relatives seems to spend so much time on 'MC' as they call it?
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