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More S’poreans using morning rain as excuse to be late for work

Posted on 18 April 2013

Employers up in arms but cannot do anything about it.


With unpredictable weather patterns unleashing madness on Singapore’s population, more people are resorting to taking advantage of the torrential downpours and flash floods.

Because if it rains in the morning, it is a good excuse to be late for work.

And according to employers interviewed by New Nation, “rain in the morning” has become the number one reason employees are using to justify sauntering into the office with a curry puff in one hand and hot Milo in the other, at 10.30 a.m. without apologies.

It was reported yesterday that heavy rain resulted in massive floods that caused the MRT East-West line to go tits up.

Many parts of Singapore were also flooded beyond recognition.



But it is not all doom and gloom.

A MRT commuter and Shenton Way office rat, Wah Jin Sian, said: “I get to work late on rainy days and I still get fixed income, so it’s fair game.”

Another Singaporean, Tan Boh Jiak, echoing the same sentiment, said: “Anytime there is a light shower, I’ll call in to my office in advance to tell my boss the public transport system is suffering from PMS.”

“No one can stop me. Not even the PAP.”

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