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Shenton Way office worker tells boss he’s undergoing ‘planned maintenance’, stops work mid-day

Posted on 04 November 2013

Boss cannot do anything about it, as worker was taking lead from Singapore government.


A Shenton Way office worker turned off his laptop without shutting it down properly first, got up from his chair and left the office at mid-day today.

Those around him who witnessed the incident said their co-worker then told the boss he was undergoing “planned maintenance”.

The term “planned maintenance” had been making the rounds in the news. Several prominent government websites used that phrase as a reason for turning off all its websites at the same time making them inaccessible, without a care in the world that it would cause an inconvenience to anyone.

The office-attired chap in his early 30s, Kee Jiak Zhuar, said: “If you don’t want to say ‘planned maintenance’, you can say ‘urgent maintenance’, same one.”







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