After how they massively shafted their entire customerbase (including me) with the NMP-1000 and NMP-1000P mediatanks, I will never buy a QNAP product again.
Do you mind explaining your situation? What did QNAP do that was so terrible?
Note that it's not the workers who should accommodate the manager so he can do his work, it should be the other way around. The manager should manage, so the workers can work.
If you think that managers are there for you to work you're one of the people I won't want to work with, and I'm a programmer too. It's about _working together_. If you can't work with the team, you're not going to be helping at all.
Or are things just different in Singapore?
I've worked at 4 different jobs in Singapore, and the notice period is always 4 weeks in the employment contract. I've seen a lot of ex-colleague giving notice and I've done it myself, and in every case we've all continued to go to work during the 4 weeks. Typically, we will continue to do our usual work professionally for 2 weeks and spend the last 2 weeks handing over. It is also customary for the company to wish the ex-employee all the best at the new job and generally the department will organize a sending-off lunch party.
Same thing happens here in Hong Kong, but I think you already knew that