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Healthcare whistleblower: Difficult to claim Eldershield using criteria 3 out of six activities of daily living Healthcare whistleblower: Difficult to claim »

I have worked in a government hospital, and the problem with Eldershield is [...]


Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – PAP’s wealth accumulation ways? Careshield, Eldershield, CPF, HDB, S & C – »

As the country struggles to come to terms with the rationale on the compulsory [...]


Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone will tell me earlier instead Ten lessons for my 24-year-old daughter I wish someone »

My dear darling daughter Joycelyn, There are ten lessons I want to impart to [...]


Inspirational

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer »

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

They say the best things in life are free.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true.  Life is filled with simple [Read More]


Job Search Skills

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

Transitioning has heard of how many [...]


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

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Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

Will Harapan Sg has a chance against PAP without WP in its fold?

The best thing that could happen before the next general election is a united opposition front in the mould of Harapan Sg which is in its initial stage of formation - this is something that many Singaporeans are hoping for so that they could feel unity and strength within the opposition. The unprecedented upset orchestrated by Haparan Malaysia [...]

Why PAP won in every election despite a suffering population?

Why PAP won in every election despite a suffering population?

As Singaporeans faced yet another unjustificable slew of price increases in essential utilities this month - electricity tariffs and water - many are left wondering if both the companies are caught in the red resulting in the price increase. On the contrary, for example, SP group has made an average net profit of almost $1 billion each year for [...]

Retrenched Singaporean facing difficulty securing Comcare assistance from SSO

Retrenched Singaporean facing difficulty securing Comcare assistance from SSO

Dear MSF, Thank you for your response. I regret that I'm unable to produce the NRIC and bank passbook of my parents as stated in my previous feedback due to the fact of my parents' repeated stance in refusing to help me in anyway, nor involving themselves in my process of seeking aid from your good office. This stems from their staunch [...]

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

PMET seeking career assistance after quitting job due to tension and anxiety

Hi Gilbert, I've gotten your email contact from Transitioning.org which my friend Eric has strongly recommended me. Here's my current situation at my current job as a Web cum graphic designer, I have tendered resignation last Wednesday because it is affecting my health. I experience tension and anxiety as it has never happen before in my [...]

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Comment: Obselete IT skills reason why jobless PMET unable to land job?

Daniel, As you know a business analyst may not need to write programs, but he/she needs to have an understanding of the technologies that will be used for whatever business application he/she is analyzing. Otherwise he/she will not be able to communicate effectively with the programmers. Most of the technologies you listed above are antiquated [...]

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Australian’s negative view of Singapore after living for four years

Having lived in Singapore for the past 4 years, I agree with a number of the points in this blog, but many of them are just pure nonsense, or exaggerated e.g. the military. Australia has an extremely well equipped and trained military, whereas Singapore relies almost exclusively on National Service to fill it’s defence force, and the average [...]

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

Hi Gilbert, I am an IT professional who has been out of work for 2 years. I read the article dated May 2 on your website that an Indian IT boss was hiring 20 IT personnel. Would you know whether all those positions were filled? If not, can you help to provide me with a referral to this company? Appreciate your help and the website that you [...]

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Retrenched PMET left Singapore and returning as a tourist in future

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for all these years in maintaining this site, providing mental support to our broken Singapore dreams and visions. You provide us with a valuable platform helping one another in need... In 2006, I learned this phrase “The people get the government they deserve”. Many things run on deaf ears on the current [...]

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Comment: Ethnic Chinese foreigners getting PR or citizenship easily – is it right?

Since 2012, Singapore has clamped down hard on non-Chinese foreigners, especially pinoys and India Indians - not just for PR application but even renewal of work passes. I have seen many work permit and S-passes rejected for renewal after those foreigners have been working in Singapore for 8-10 years. I also know of many non-Chinese PRs who [...]

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

IT positions at Optimum Solutions for suitable jobless PMETs

Hi Gilbert We currently have following urgent roles, would you be able to help in posting the 3 positions at your portal? 1) Java Developers (Entry level / Mid-Level) 2) Application Support Engineer (SQL ) 3) Business Analyst (Digital , Credit Card) Position 1: Java Developers (Entry level / Mid-Level) Optimum Solutions (199700895N) [...]