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Strange requests from Singapore bosses

Postby AngMoG » Thu, 31 Oct 2013 4:04 pm

Just found this gem today via LinkedIn: Singapore workers recount strange requests from their bosses

1. Worker was asked to swap all her pink-colored stationeries with the boss's blue ones. Her boss dislikes blue
2. Worker was told to wait in her boss's car and to look out for ticketing officers while he was at a meeting. The car was parked illegally
3. Worker was asked to bear his boss's traffic offence
4. Worker recalled queuing up for a balloon for her boss's daughter. Her boss didn't want to do it herself as the queue was too long and she wanted to have lunch
5. Worker had to write a letter on behalf of her boss to her boss's close friend who was dying
6. Worker had to plan the timetables of her boss's child
7. Worker was asked to find a girlfriend for his boss's son
8. Female worker was asked to go on a date with the boss's son
9. Worker had to dress up as Batman for a meeting with a client
10. Worker was asked to dance for his colleagues at a corporate Christmas party
11. Worker was asked to promote the boss's hobbies on her own personal Facebook page, otherwise he will hold a grudge against her
12. Worker was asked by her boss to find a dog that does not bark
13. Worker had to care for her boss's pet over the holidays
14. Worker had to play mahjong with his boss through the night though he had to report to work early the next day
15. Worker had to provide her boss with 'live' updates on game scores
16. Worker was asked to translate lyrics to a song
17. Worker was asked to identify a dead colleague at the morgue
18. Worker was asked not to wear a particular color to work
19. Worker was asked to find an auspicious day for her boss to move into a new office
20. Worker was asked to book a hotel room using his own credit card then lie to the boss's wife when she called the office


I have had some bad bosses, but luckily nothing of that sort.

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Postby kookaburrah » Thu, 31 Oct 2013 5:46 pm

I particularly like number 17. :shock:

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Postby earthfriendly » Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:58 pm

21. Construction workers were instructed to queu for hours in order to purchase bak kwa for CNY.

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 8:07 am

Number 9 for me :-k

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Postby PrimroseHill » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 8:28 am

20. Worker was asked to book a hotel room using his own credit card then lie to the boss's wife when she called the office


CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!! :roll:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 9:06 am

No. 22: Bosses gives construction crews seed money to pay them to gamble for him at the casinos.

http://twc2.org.sg/2011/11/05/bosses-se ... to-gamble/

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 9:39 am

not exactly a boss thing, but a client ..

one day the IT manager called and asked if we can do a trade-in of their existing routers, switches, servers .. etc. etc .. for an office of ~30 people, just imagine - a bit mid-sized network.

And we asked - trade in for what ?

The answer ...

Trade in for any other brand which is not black in colour, as the boss has a sudden aversion to anything black .. and the boss was gonna fire the IT guy if this doesn't happen soon ..

A seriously, that is a MEDICAL group, headed by Medical Professionals ..

They did go ahead with replacing all equipment with non-black coloured equipment, including the Cisco Router which was black and swapped out for a newer off-grey model.. All Fully paid without any question .. by their boss ..

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Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 1:52 pm

From what I understand, most companies in Singapore have very weak "Human Resources Departments," which is why stuff like this is allowed to go on.

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Postby AngMoG » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 3:27 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:From what I understand, most companies in Singapore have very weak "Human Resources Departments," which is why stuff like this is allowed to go on.


Yup. Have worked for two of those SMEs (luckily, not with requests like these). In that case, you generally either suck it up or resign. I have tried resolving it through discussion, absolutely impossible. Seeing as SG has essentially no employment laws or protection, there is also no point in complaining to the authorities.

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Postby morenangpinay » Mon, 11 Nov 2013 5:44 pm

boss asked me to write a letter to the school to admit his son.
boss asked me to answer the essay to his school/class questionnaire


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