It has been all over the news, about how we can have work-life balance. Sometimes, it is just talk. Yes, there are companies that do allow workers to have a good work life balance. However, in reality, work always comes first for the company.
Work is about money. Money pays the bills. Tell me which person does not have any bills. I like to have this kind of life. Even the phone bills is something that I have to pay.
What I have no idea is why is there so much talk about working from home and flexible hours but Singapore does not really have this kind of implementation? We need to be told by the law in order for companies to start this concept.
We have to be told by the law that there is a maximum amount of hours that one can work per week before companies will actually stop overworking the employees.
We have to be told by the law that maids have to have minimum 2 rest days before the families give them the time off. What does it take for companies to realise that people leave bad managers and not companies.
Why do we have to implement a law so that things can get moving?
So, we should have a law stating that families are allowed to have more than 10 days of childcare leaves or implement the law that 10 days of childcare leaves is permitted for each child of up to age 15?
Why are the childcare leaves restricted only to the youngest age in the family? I still have more than 1 kid, you know? What about families with children who need special care and the parents have to take more leaves than usual? This eats into the annual leaves.
Sometimes, the contract doesn’t allow the employee to carry forward the leaves. How long do you think that capable employee will work?
When working from home, the line blurs when the area for work is not separated from home. People have been known to work late into the night and forget that they need the rest in order to continue the next day.
What are the laws required to ensure that we get the work life balance?
- Families with kids aged 16 and below are allowed to work shorter hours per day.
- Families with kids aged 16 and below are allowed to have flexible working hours.
- Families with kids who need special care throughout their lives are allowed to work shorter hours per day.
- Families with kids who need special care throughout their lives are allowed to have flexible working hours.
- Home based businesses are allowed with more licenses available.
- Home based businesses are more acceptable.
Considering that with this Covid situation, home-based businesses should be more than welcomed, right?