A netizen has reached out to Singapore Uncensored stating how the company he is employed at is forcing office staff to work in the warehouse to avoid paying the warehouse workers any overtime wage.
The man said that he is not covered by the law for overtime payment and neither is he getting any off days from his company for working beyond his regular working hours.
Here is what the netizen said:
I am working in a company that covers a wide range of services and logistics is one of them, whenever a project gets rushed in or a screw-up happens I have to go work in the warehouse. This means I have to both finish my official duties and also go to the warehouse and help move goods.
I am not complaining that a warehouse job is hard, I am stating that it is very “black” of them to do this to avoid paying their workers more and I am not getting fairly compensated.
This often ends up with me working till 8-9 PM. This is not a one-time thing, I have been keeping my mouth shut for the past few years as I could not risk making a complaint and getting targeted by the management.
If this happens rarely, I most likely will not make a fuss about it. But this happens almost every day for the past 3 years.
My boss would release the warehouse workers at 6 PM as they are covered by the workman law and they are eligible for overtime pay. Then my boss will ask the office workers to stay back and complete the job who are not eligible for any overtime and we are not given any off days as well.
I know many netizens will tell me to expose the company, but as far as I know, there has not been any company who are punished and told to pay their employees millions in Singapore (Meaning I still have to work).
So even if I complain or call MOM also no use cause ends up with me getting a bad appraisal and I won’t get any increment (kena mark).
In other words, I only can search for another job. But due to the competitiveness of the market, I have not been able to find a job at any other company.
All I can say is that it is an MNC from overseas and they are so famous almost everyone has heard of their brand before.