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Monday, September 26, 2022
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MANAGER SAYS “WFH CAN” BUT EVENING ALSO MUST WORK AND ATTEND MEETINGS

I find myself working longer and longer hours with WFH. My manager has an annoying habit of scheduling conference meetings in the evenings and even late at night.

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She assumes that just because we WFH, there is more time flexibility to when we can hold meetings. Her rationale is that whereas last time in office the work hours were all taken up by meetings and discussions which disrupted real work from being done, now we can just focus on doing work during daytime, and schedule all the meetings in the evenings.

This means higher productivity for everyone.

Conveniently forgetting or purposely not mentioning this means much longer work hours for everyone, while the company has announced a pay freeze and no bonus for the next 2 years at least.

To make matters worse, the company is rolling out a new initiative where every employee needs to report our work progress every 2 hours to our direct report, together with screenshots of what we have been doing for the past 2 hours. To make sure we don’t slack off while WFH.

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Who says WFH is better? Home is supposed to be where we unwind from work. But now I’m miserable, overworked and feeling trapped in my own home. I’m really desperate to go back to office life.

At least there was some kind of clear work vs home separation.

Here are what netizens think:

  • This kind of people they will do whatever they can to lick their bosses’s boots
  • This one angkat until cannot angkat, wayang number 1. From experience wayang people only climb to a certain level and they get stuck cause no new substance.
  • Sounds like my last time General Manager at Jurong
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