10 types of bosses found in Singapore offices

10 types of bosses found in Singapore offices

Most working adults will find that they spend most of their waking moments with two groups of people - none of which are their family and friends.

Like it or not, most people spend the entire day interacting with their colleagues and managers. Many times, these groups of people end up becoming integral parts of one's success as well as the bane of one's existence.

10 types of Singapore bosses

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    Like it or not, most people spend the entire day interacting with their colleagues and managers. Many times, these groups of people end up becoming integral parts of one's success as well as the bane of one's existence.

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    While bosses are (part of) the reason most working folk are able to achieve our hopes and aspirations, they can also be the reason 'work sometimes' seems like a dirty word.

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    Catchphrase: "I don't know?"

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    Her only answer to all questions are: "I don't know?"

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    He is your "office best friend".

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    The bross likes to appear more like a friend rather than an authority to his subordinates.

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    He often asks his subordinates out for leisure.

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    This boss is usually described as 'two-faced', meaning she appears to be a polite person toward everyone except her staff.

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    She often downplays her subordinates' efforts and demoralises them with unkind comments.

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    Most people wonder how this boss was promoted.

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    This boss is typically very proud of her position but her ability to perform high-management duties is constantly under the scrutiny of those who work for her.

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    The boss who is always around.

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    This is the boss seems to appear at the least expected times

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    She often pops up just as others are talking about her.

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    The boss who does not want anyone else to be better.

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    This is the boss who does not like others to do better than him.

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    These are the bosses from hell who demand a million things to be done within a short time, with little resources provided.

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While bosses are (part of) the reason most working folk are able to achieve our hopes and aspirations, they can also be the reason 'work sometimes' seems like a dirty word.

Following the popularity of  their hit video titled '11 types of Singaporean colleagues',  Night Owl Cinematics has come up with another comedic skit featuring the 10 types of bosses one can find in Singapore.

11 types of Singapore colleagues

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    If every rose has its thorns, then every office is bound to have its peculiar characters.

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    For most Singapore office workers, these come in the form of the 'taichi master'; the 'vacationer'; the 'serial stabbers'; the 'smart alecks'; the 'angkat bola'; the 'workhorse' and many more.

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    A video created by Night Owl Cinematics for recruitment website Recruit Plus has become a hit with netizens for its hilarious portrayal of the 11 types of colleagues most commonly found in Singapore offices.

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    The short 3-minute clip features an office with 5 actors playing out 11 characters typically seen in local workplaces.

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    It has garnered close to 60,000 views since it was uploaded on YouTube last Thursday.

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    Another typical colleague many office workers are familiar with is the 'angkat bola' (Malay for carry balls) colleague.

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    This colleague is known to curry favour the boss by singing praises and doing personal favours out of his/her jobscope for the boss.

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    The colleague who always has a gripe and constantly tells everyone she wants to quit her lousy job.

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    She can talk about how bad her job is at anytime and anywhere.

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    Her co-workers are used to hearing about her thoughts of quitting.

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    However, she only has praises to sing about the job when she sees her boss.

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    One who provides you with information on other colleagues whether or not you need it or want it.

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    This colleague is usually itching to tell others about what she knows.

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    The number of secrets she knows about others is often endless.

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    This colleague has a flair for creative reasoning.

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    He dishes out creative and out-of-this-world excuses in order to get out of work.

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    Such colleagues are more than happy to push the blame on others or make someone else look bad.

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    They tend to stab colleagues in the back, especially when their colleagues are not around.

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    If a superior asks about a certain event, these colleagues are quick to deny any involvment.

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    They will also immediately point fingers at other who are more vulnerable.

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    This colleague is called the taichi master as she pushes all kinds of work delegated to her onto others.

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    When told to complete a task, she tells another colleague to do it instead.

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    Not surprisingly, this colleague is also a taichi master. She tells someone else to do as well.

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    The foreign bimbo could be someone educated overseas or an expat.

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    This colleague is usually not familiar with local customs and can appear rude or eccentric.

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    She may offend others in the office without even knowing it.

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    The newbie in the office tends to always seem over-excited compared to the older workers around her.

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    She can often appear too happy while others are struggling to get through the week in one piece.

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    They pretend to know everything.

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    In the end, they take up more work they they can handle and risk jeopardising projects.

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    Her catchphrase: 'Can you do for me?'

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    This colleague can never do anything on her own. She needs someone to do even the smallest things for her.

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    A seriously overworked employee who is nagged and shouted at constantly.

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    He is worked so hard that he collapses on the floor.

A description accompanying the video says:

"You can stay out of your house longer if you don't like your wife, ignore your parents' calls when you are too bored to talk to them, but bosses... that's a tricky one.

"Whether you like them or not, you have to interact with them, and if you are planning to stick around in your job, you have to keep them happy. We give you the 10 most common types of bosses."

Both videos were made for recruitment website Recruit Plus.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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