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10 Commandments for a Good Life

A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often and realize how fortunate you are right now.  It’s about the simple pleasures [Read More]


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Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Hi Gilbert My monthly mortgage repayment is about $900. My last job was 3 months ago and my CPF was insufficient. I did not TOP up the cash portion as living cost is just too high. I just received the 3rd letter from CPF rejecting again release of SA Funds. My ex husband was bankrupt at time of divorce so there was also no alimony or [...]

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am writing to you this email seeking advice or probable solutions to my current situation that I am facing. I have just started out about a year and a half ago as a sole proprietor to my own business. A little information on what I actually do. I started a company in my own name to sell cars, all has been going quite [...]

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES GLOBAL TALENT is heavily biased for Caucasians. They don’t even want to look at your CV if you are not white. The MD who is British-Australian from Australia and the regional director from UK who is based in Singapore - both are behind this preferred hiring. The company even received a warning letter from MOM because of their [...]

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Hello All, This is my first post in this forum. I am job hunting for a fitting position in Singapore. I've applied to a lot of positions but I have not gotten any feedback at all. Age: 30 Sex: Male Nationality: Zambian Qualifications: BSc Hons Computing Degree + Advanced Diploma Computer Engineering (Both UK) Speciality: IT [...]

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your webpage while looking for employment. Needless to explain, I have been out of job for about a month plus. I am 52 years old and I know it is difficult to be employed again. Thus stresses are building up every day and some nights I woke up with perspiration due to anxiety about my future to support my [...]

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Hi Gilbert Hope you remember me. I have seeked your help  before in 2015, now I’m jobless again since Feb 2017 as my company has closed down. SSO is still asking me to wait for the result of my application which I did on 5 Aug and my PayU is almost zero. I am using my reserve unit now. It will last till tomorrow evening latest. My [...]

American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I'm American, I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and have work experience in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Grab HR applied for my EP three and a half weeks ago, and the status is still [...]

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, It has been some time since I last wrote to you. I am sorry it’s because I am not at the right frame of mind after I was terminated from my job 2 months ago. I was fired from my job as a boatman about 2 months' ago because I related this parking summon problem and having arrears in the rental of the flat to my boss. I [...]

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh Truly need your kind advice with my problem. I’m working as a administrative manager but my job scope is more like a personal assistant. I’m working with this company for 2 years. And I’m the only one working in that office plus a cleaner. On 30th Aug I went to hospital and it was confirm that I am  7-week [...]

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Hi Gilbert May I have the e version of the book? My husband has been unemployed for 5 years and are on meds for depression. He is better at managing his moods now but the fear of rejection which comes with job seeking paralyses him. He has been rejecting all forms of help. He is only willing recently the past one year to see the [...]