13th Month Bonus? What bonus?


The truth behind the “13th month bonus”

Let me tell you a story about 13-month bonus …

Why there is a 13-month bonus when it is really isn’t a bonus? The mystery is finally revealed! When the British were in Singapore, they were being paid weekly & they argued that Singaporeans were actually being cheated into believing that the 13th month pay is a bonus.

Singaporeans are being paid monthly which is equivalent to 4 weeks pay coz there are 4 weeks in a month. As the British were paid weekly, it worked out to the same. You see, there are 7 days in a week. 4 weeks in a month. 12 months in a year. Then 12 months should work out to 48 weeks only.

But 1 year actually has 52 weeks!!!

Hence the 13th month is your own pay not bonus? So, the British argued that there is in fact no bonus at all? It is a very simple calculation that stunned many!

BONUS? What bonus?

Now you understand?



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I'm a Chinese Singaporean living in the Eastern part of Singapore. I tweet on current affairs & inspirational quotes. I blog on issues or events if they interest me. I write for pleasure. I also write mainly for my family and friends. At least they know I'm still alive and well. It's a free country. No one is forcing you to read if you don't like what I write. I'm entitled to my own opinions. Having said that, there are still retards, morons and losers out there hiding behind anonymity hurling all kinds of insults and wicked remarks on my blog. I guess we'll just have to live with these cowardly mangy dogs found in any society. Sigh!
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