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Does no bonus mean it’s time to quit?

Employee Misconduct, Grievances & Employment Act

Year-end bonuses have become a customary aspect of Singapore's work culture, and employees eagerly anticipate them. The bonus package, which varies across companies based on their size and financial standing, significantly impacts job satisfaction, growth prospects, and work-life balance.

However, it is crucial to determine whether the adequacy or potential adjustment of the bonus package can influence employees' commitment to their current job. Before making any decisions, it is essential to evaluate overall job satisfaction and growth opportunities and whether a company's failure to fulfill bonus commitments constitutes a breach of contract.


As an employer or manager, addressing employees' concerns post-bonus payout becomes inevitable, particularly if there are adjustments or inadequate communication. Inadequate compensation can lead to employees contemplating resignations and exploring negotiation avenues, which can be detrimental to the organization's morale and talent retention.

Therefore, it is vital to navigate and resolve such situations within the organization assertively. This will ensure a healthy and productive work environment, thereby fostering employee loyalty and business growth.

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