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45 minute commute too much for most Singaporeans

Posted by jtsmyth8 on May 15, 2008

Workers in Singapore will grumble if they have to commute some distance to work, but they will readily pack their bags and fly to the ends of the earth for the right job, according to a poll by Kelly Services.

Two in three of more than 2,000 employees here polled by the recruitment firm said they were not prepared to commute more than 45 minutes each way to work, The Business Times reported yesterday.

Nearly eight in 10 of those polled would consider relocating to another country to work.

This shows that despite their reluctance to spend more time commuting, Singapore workers are highly mobile when it comes to securing the right job.

More than half – 56 per cent – of the workers polled were even ready to uproot and move to unfamiliar territories where they don’t speak the local lingo. (story)


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