A Merry Workplace Christmas

By Durga Elamaran

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way!
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey!

It’s that time of the year for the big guy in red to climb down our chimneys (in Singapore, perhaps up the rubbish chute?) and leave us gifts of joy.

Christmas is a magical holiday and we’re all eager to celebrate this joyous occasion with our loved ones. And if even you’re required to work on Christmas Eve, no reason to despair – there are numerous reasons to bring the festive mood into the office.(Read More Here!)

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Christmas gift guide for the workplace

By Ethan Sia

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – the week before Christmas.

The toughest challenge on your Christmas list this year isn’t your demanding mother-in-law – the honour falls to your boss and colleagues. How does one find the perfect useful gift that doesn’t only smack of professionalism but comes at a good price point? Well, we can’t work miracles but this guide will help you score brownie points with everyone in the office.

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Poll Results: How much would you spend on a Christmas gift for your boss?

To some, the impending Christmas holiday does not necessarily relate only to indulging in the festive joy. In particular, one may find the process of choosing the right gifts extremely vexing. This ordeal can be especially distressing if your boss is amongst the recipients in your gift list.

Selecting an appropriate gift for the boss can be an extremely delicate affair. An overly exorbitant gift might immediately grant you the “bootlicker” tag by co-workers while an inexpensive gift may come off as insincere.

A poll was conducted by JobsCentral from, 21st November to 2nd December 2011, to find out the general perceptions’ of employees on, how much would be an appropriate amount to spend on a gift for the boss. A total of 222 votes were gathered from the poll.