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Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before »

It's nice to hear from you Gilbert. Many thanks for offering me employment [...]


PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for breaking bond PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for »

Hi Gilbert, I am working in a bank for 4 months, and recently, my boss force [...]


Words of wisdom for the unemployed Words of wisdom for the unemployed »

Dear Anxious You are not alone in your situation. I cannot offer you hope, [...]


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8 Stupid Mistakes Smart People Make »

8 Stupid Mistakes Smart People Make

Marc and Angel I bet you know quite a few capable people who are staggeringly unproductive.  They work long hours, stress themselves out and never [Read More]


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7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job »

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10 Ways To Pass Your Probation 10 Ways To Pass Your Probation »

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7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview 7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview »

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Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your website with great interest.  I have been retrenched for 7 months since last year end July. I guess you heard the all familiar woes of unemployment state. Being human, I am no exception.  Many times felt useless and hopeless. I became very doubtful of my ability. I know I am slipping into depression as [...]

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Hi Gilbert I'm trying to fight off this depressive mood and be productive with my time.  I know I must get to re-write my resume and cover letter, and to spend at least two hours searching and applying for jobs.  But the constant thought about my age and the fact that I had a 6-year gap in employment history made it so difficult to pull out [...]

Singaporean lamenting about prolonged unemployment of foreign architect husband

Singaporean lamenting about prolonged unemployment of foreign architect husband

Dear Gilbert, I stumbled your website out of sudden and very pleased to read all the articles posted there. My husband, a PR has been out of job for 12 months as a architectural designer. He has worked in that company for 2 years and was promoted as a team lead just 3 months before he was laid off due to bad business environment.. He was [...]

Singaporean complaints about lapses in our government and aid agency

Singaporean complaints about lapses in our government and aid agency

Dear Gilbert, It all happened in 2013 when my elder sister jointly applied for a flat with my nephew who has been unable to work for the last 4 years due to a traffic accident that occurred in 2010 and Comfort DelGro has since been deliberately delaying the Assessment of Damages through its lawyer ULA. This issue has been brought to MINLAW's [...]

Indian IT expert from Bangalore looking for suggestions to get a job in Singapore

Indian IT expert from Bangalore looking for suggestions to get a job in Singapore

by blessed23 » Sun, 05 Feb 2017 9:05 pm Hi Esteemed Members of Group, Greetings! Need your thoughts/advice. I am from India (based in Bangalore, India too) and have 6+  years of work experience in Web Analytics/Audience Development. I'm looking for a job in Singapore in the same division. I know the job situation is not so very [...]

PMET used to earn $8500 relocated to Cambodia earning $4500/month but enjoying it

PMET used to earn $8500 relocated to Cambodia earning $4500/month but enjoying it

Hi Gilbert Sorry for late reply, I'm always flying around. My last drawn pay was roughly 8,500 SGD per month prior to my resignation. I am humbled by the interest, and I note some of the comments too. I think many people are more focused on how I defined my seniority in terms of rank, and how my lifestyle was like, and totally missed the [...]

Jobless Malay PMET trying to stay positive despite the ordeal

Jobless Malay PMET trying to stay positive despite the ordeal

Hi Gilbert, Thank you so much for your reply. I would also like to thank you for the ebook. I have read it over the weekend. It did help me in terms of straightening my priorities right now. My mind was in such a constant blur. Though I am not done reading, I have implemented some suggestions. I made myself a vision board to [...]

MOM could not help airline crew dismissed due to a questionable harassment charge

MOM could not help airline crew dismissed due to a questionable harassment charge

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for giving me a listening ear. I agree that arbitration in workplace disputes should be done by an independent body, after all, it would ensure there are no interests, in areas where disputes may involve government-linked entities. One of my friends who faced discrimination during the early stage of her pregnancy has [...]

Jobless 39-year-old PMET suffering from anxiety attacks and seeking help

Jobless 39-year-old PMET suffering from anxiety attacks and seeking help

Dear Gilbert, My name is Alvin, I am 39 this year. It was my own fault for quitting my last job in the IT line. Although I am only 1.5 months out of a job, I am having anxiety attacks from joblessness. I went to seek help from a psychiatrist + IMH. Seems I've gotten much better after last Thursday (thanks for good energy). Gone are [...]

MOM powerless in PMET’s forced resignation from company after maternity leave

MOM powerless in PMET’s forced resignation from company after maternity leave

Dear Gilbert, I have just return from my maternity leave and was told by my boss that I will be handling more decision making work. I enquired about my appraisal report and bonus and she mentioned that it was submitted. However, on Monday when I went back to work I was informed by my HR manager that company is laying me off. I will be [...]

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