As in title, is it a mandatory for every employees to attend company's events after office hour?

It's not an employee gathering event, but more on company's.

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    What country? That may affect answers, as may your employment contract. – PeteCon Sep 21 '16 at 1:17
  • As in my employment contract, there is nothing states about it. Currently I live at Singapore. – Lewis Sep 21 '16 at 1:45
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    What kind of events? – keshlam Sep 21 '16 at 2:35
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    I always seem to have "long standing prior arrangements" for those days. – LoztInSpace Sep 21 '16 at 2:58
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    "It's not an employee gathering event, but more on company's" -- what does this mean? – Brandin Sep 21 '16 at 10:07

Generally no it's not mandatory. But some companies expect people to attend and can penalise them if they don't.

Location does make a big difference as well, my limited experience with Singapore is that companies there can be very regimented and quite rigid in many things. There is probably a strong expectation that you comply, but it's up to the actual company how they deal with it if you don't. Most places I have worked you just say you have personal business to attend to, and that's it.

In my own country many businesses act like they own the employees and quite regularly insist they do things out of company hours and will sack low level staff if they don't, but as far as I know it's not that strict in Singapore.

  • not familiar with Singapore, but in the US, it can damage your career if you don't attend. – Richard Says Reinstate Monica Sep 21 '16 at 13:49

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