16 Oct '11, 1am

About 67% of Singaporeans don't clear all their annual leave, survey says; most cite deadlines as reasons

About 67% of Singaporeans don't clear all their annual leave, survey says; most cite deadlines as reasons

About 67 per cent of 670 Singapore-based professionals surveyed say they do not clear all their annual leave, according to global web poll by recruitment consultancy firm Robert Walters. -- ST PHOTO: TAN SUAN ANN By Huang Huifen When it comes to using up annual leave, many Singaporeans, such as production manager Ben Goh, will say: 'Gimme a break.' Mr Goh says he just does not have the time to clear all 25 days of his annual leave, managing only 15. The unused days are forfeited. The 35-year-old bachelor, who works in a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm, says: 'Every week, there are deadlines to meet, whether to push out products or work on projects to improve the manufacturing process. There are 1,001 things to be done, so how to take leave?' So he plans trips to coincide with the weekend, meaning he is away from work for only two days that week. He has not gone beyond As...

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