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Hi Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well. I came across your contact [...]


Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work! Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work! »

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Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Hi Gilbert Can you help me to put it up in a post. I suffered from somatic depression for a decade and have periodic relapse. Y15 I stopped work in June and suffered another relapse, until Dec16 was I able to function normally again and go over the neuro meds. Y17 before CNY I went online to Temesak Poly to apply for SSI basic security [...]

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

Hi Gilbert, I'm Maurice (HR) from NPE Print Communications Pte Ltd. I chanced on your website last evening and would appreciate if you can post the jobs stated below : 1) Direct Sales Executive 2) F & B Manager Qualification / Requirements: * Singaporean / PR * Degree or Diploma * More than 2-3 years of customer service [...]

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

I’m currently in my late-40s, not yet 49. If you bothered to read my accounts, it is clearly seen that my financial independence has to do with 2 things (both NOT property related): 1. Save like hell. 2. Invest regularly in strong global MNCs that have history of increasing their dividends year-after-year. Most of my stocks are not [...]

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

Hi Gilbert, I just get to know about your organization and website. I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 54-year-old Singaporean with 2 kids and GCE ” O ” level. I have been working in a US MNC company for 8 year plus and I have thought of working till my retirement age of 62 years old to help my husband to support my 2 girls to [...]

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Gilbert, I hope you can publish this incident I faced at with a PRC Chinese PMET. Sometime in May last year, our MD announced that they have recruited a Business Solutions Manager, Chen Wei from a European MNC. Very experienced and can help our team achieve our targets. She started work very quickly. First few months she was ok, so we helped [...]

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Dear Gilbert, I came across your unemployment website and wish to share my current situation. I am a 49 year old buyer working in a engineering firm.  During the beginning of this year, I felt ill , due to frequent medical leave, I was asked to resign in May. Due to my illness and loss of job, I have depression and suicidal thoughts. I [...]

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

I’ve moonlighted in CGH before as Healthcare Assistant, worked in one of the medical C-class ward. The staff there all thought I some Secondary school dropout, but I picked up a lot from listening to the daily Dr’s rounds, nurses’ discussions and Googling those medical terms I didn’t understand. There was 1 week where 3 patients died [...]

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

I am a Singapore Permanent Resident who recently encountered an unfair dismissal when I was preparing for pregnancy. I seeked the help from the Union but was amazed by the unwillingness to help from NTUC  IRO Nurafidah. She is not compassionate  about my experience at all and was behaving more like representing the employer rather than [...]

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am a single mom with medical problems and unemployed with two children. Currently my elder one is not staying with me due to some misunderstanding. I am staying with my son in a HDB rental flat. For the past eight to ten months my ex husband has not been paying my maintenance money properly, due to that I ended up not paying [...]

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

It's nice to hear from you Gilbert. Many thanks for offering me employment assistance. Though I am seeking employment in the mean time, my situation is also complicated by my pregnancy that I recently found out. Due to this, I think i can only look at work-from-home, freelance or short-term employment (if I am lucky) and upgrading myself at [...]

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