I just read an article and I find it kind of amusing. You can read it here.
So after reading it, what I think is, somehow, this calculation is based on the fact that you work 365 days in a year.
Firstly, I have to say in advance that I do not own a business, I’m just a service crew in the F&B and my salary is not high.
Lets see, I believe most people get at least a day off per week, which means in a working year with 52 weeks, there are 52 days which you will not be at work.
Then in SG, there are all sorts of PHs like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali, Christmas and so on. So, we get the days off for the PHs as well.
After that, we still got the annual leave ranging between 7 to 14 days or even more for some. And if you inculde the sick leave which you can take, and some can make a claim on the money they used for medical, it means more days off work.
So based on my own calculations, instead of not being paid for 29 days per year, you are actually paid more than you work(ignore the amt of salary you are getting since not everyone are being paid the same).
So why is not the 13th month bonus a bonus? Unless you expect your boss to pay you for the days you are not working. Of cos lah, this is for SG only, I don’t really know how does other countries work but oh well, I will still feel happy if I get a 13th month bonus.