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Tuesday March 19th 2019

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IT engineer complained about lack of support from team leader and feeling stressed IT engineer complained about lack of support from team »

Hi Gilbert, I'm June and a professional IT engineer. I have joined this [...]


Online interview with a jobless single mum with 7-year-old son Online interview with a jobless single mum with »

Transitioning: Thanks for allowing us to interview you online Rose, what was [...]


Singaporean PMET lamenting about the un-levelled playing field in the job market Singaporean PMET lamenting about the un-levelled »

Dear Sir, As you understand my gross salary of $2000+ after CPF is only xxx. [...]


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Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times »

Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times

Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times by Barrie Davenport on September 22, 2010 in relationships, self improvement “It was the [Read More]


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48-year-old IT specialist quit job due to inability to adapt to environment

48-year-old IT specialist quit job due to inability to adapt to environment

Hi Gilbert, It’s really good to see your efforts with www.transitioning.org , very beneficial for us Singaporeans. I am writing to you in anticipation of receiving a copy of your E-book for free please. Allow me to introduce myself briefly…I am one of those many PMETs (an experienced Information Technology Executive),  a Singapore [...]

PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

Thanks Gilbert for your reference to Albert. I feel your organizations selfless effort in reaching out to people is highly respectable and noble. Facing downsizing is really stressful for me, as I see capable colleagues being retrenched last Friday. I have recover from initial shock and unpreparedness, now I take more responsibility in managing [...]

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Dear Ms Nur Baizurah Arshad, Thank you for feeling sorry for my family's circumstances and not lifting a finger to help. Your copied and pasted answer to my 2nd appeal is unbelievable, appalling, and unacceptable. Egomania is another surplus attitude, on top of the already overflowing mentally handicapped synonyms your reply exhibited. My [...]

Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Dear Gilbert, My name is Koh and its my first time writing to you. I have in my own opinion the biggest trouble blockading my mind right now. My apologies though I would like to keep the mail short, but I feel that it would take the whole story for you to understand what I am going through now. Forgive the love story part but it was when it [...]

51-year-old receptionist resigned after 2 days of work through SMS

51-year-old receptionist resigned after 2 days of work through SMS

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well! I'm just going to dive in. :) Here's the thing. My mother recently resigned from her job two days ago. According to her, she's only been there for 2 days. No one taught her the in's and out's of the business so she had to rely on her own. She couldn't handle it, so she left. Based on what I [...]

Good Samaritan appealing for assistance for needy neighbour in hospital

Good Samaritan appealing for assistance for needy neighbour in hospital

Hi Gilbert Could you do me a favor please? It's my neighbor...her name is xxx. She is a dialysis patient,  has 2 children - one is in primary school and another one is in childcare/school. Her husband is a sole breadwinner in a low-paying job. As you know dialysis cost can be very costly even after subsidy - they are struggling [...]

35-year-old Singaporean PMET jobless for several months and feeling down

35-year-old Singaporean PMET jobless for several months and feeling down

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. I need support as I’m feeling really down right now. I am a Singaporean, 35 years old, a degree graduate from SIM, and jobless for several months. I left my last employment as a sales personnel with a local engineering SME after my employer got into very serious financial problems and has not been [...]

40-year-old jobless PMET with A level asks if he is too old to work?

40-year-old jobless PMET with A level asks if he is too old to work?

Hi Gilbert, Came across your website while searching for government subsidised courses...am desperate to seek your advice. I was retrenched by my employer recently and have been trying to find a job since then but to no avail. I have tried to apply for all sorts of jobs including those that is not my line of work. I was previously in the [...]

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site inception as that is the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporeans in their darkest moment of their life. Since then, your site has driven me to fight on and I managed to secure employment later on. However, good things didn't seem to last as I am back in the same [...]

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Hi Gilbert, I am feeling so hopeless in my currently situation. I had been diagnosed with major depression this year. I need to go for regular blood test and on long-term medication for rheumatoid arthritis. I had a total thyroidectomy 2 years ago which I need to be on long term medication too after the surgery. I am a divorced woman with a [...]