Nearly two months after the FIFA World Cup, employees in Singapore have another excuse to turn up to work bleary-eyed: the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.
Nearly 60 percent of workers are ready to sacrifice sleep for the night race and its celebrations which are expected to end late Sunday night, according to a survey by recruitment agency Font.
One in four expects their attendance to take a toll on work productivity the following day, with 39 percent citing a potential hangover. Booze-fueled parties are integral to the event; Singapore's party calendar is in overdrive, with over 20 bashes taking place in and around the circuit.
"Like it or not, many employees will be out late at the biggest event of the year," Anna Clark-Hall, Singapore country manager at Font, wrote in a note. "Company leaders can minimize work disruptions by offering flexible work arrangements the day after the event, stocking the pantry with isotonic drinks and recovery food and or even starting the work day later across the office."