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Local PMET in IT sector graduated from University of Total Burnt-Out Company after 2 years

Local PMET in IT sector graduated from University of Total Burnt-Out Company after 2 years

Hi Susan, You reminded me of myself when I just started out on IT job. I jumped right into the fire when I joined an SI (System Integrator) company. My skill was lacking at that time but the job was very, very demanding. I got complaints from very demanding customers, pressure from more senior and experienced colleagues and a very [...]

57-year-old divorced local PMET used to earn $26,000/month now seeking assistance on downward variation of $7000 maintenance

57-year-old divorced local PMET used to earn $26,000/month now seeking assistance on downward variation of $7000 maintenance

Hi Gilbert, I came across your interesting website while surfing the Internet in search of advice on the above matters. I divorced in 2013 and presently looking for a job. My maintenance order requires me to pay my ex-wife $4000/month and my son $3000/month. Besides this, I have to pay my son's tertiary fees (he is now in 2nd year NUS) [...]

Ex-top civil servant struggled after forced to resign to take rap over suspected CBT case involving staff

Ex-top civil servant struggled after forced to resign to take rap over suspected CBT case involving staff

Dear Gilbert Happy 2015 to you and the folks over at Transitioning.Org. 2014 was a year I’d very much like to forget and if there was ever the case of someone from The Matrix offering me the red pill or the blue pill, I’d no sooner take the latter if it means I wake up knowing everything that happened in the past 12 months of 2014 never [...]

Adverse feedback from previous company costs nurse two new jobs

Adverse feedback from previous company costs nurse two new jobs

Dear Gilbert, I'm writing to you because I am at a loss on what to do and who to seek for help regarding this issue. Earlier this year I started work under XXX healthcare group. Before starting work, I underwent an interview by the clinic nursing director who spoke down on me and brushed off the fact that I have three years experience in [...]

Local accountant used to earn $10,000 as CFO now works as accounts manager with half the pay and vow to vote against PAP

Local accountant used to earn $10,000 as CFO now works as accounts manager with half the pay and vow to vote against PAP

Dear Gilbert, I wish to share with you my bitter experience while seeking for a job after being made redundant. Over the last 12 years I was a Chief Financial Officer with a reputable Japanese logistics firm. Last year the company announced that they will be relocating their HQ to Vietnam. I opted for an early retirement scheme, confident [...]

Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Dear Dr. Lam (PAP MP) I, Mike Yeo, stand before you at my wits end. I used to be a Regional Marketing / Sales and Training Manager for a pharmaceutical company and it was effectively a Regional Director's position. I was earning about $15,000/month then. I spent almost 10 years in the industry and company, since January 2005 and was made [...]

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Dear Mr Lee Hiseh Loong and Mr Teo Chee Hean, First of all, I’ll like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll like to apologies for sending this long and boring email during this festive season as I understand that you need to relax and take a break after a difficult and tough 2014. But somehow struggling deep [...]

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

I am a 52-year-old unemployed of a Malay race. I have been unemployed for 1 year plus and the help I received so far is from the CDC. I got retrenched from the position of safety coordinator I worked for due to end of contract and the person that is sitting on the position now is a foreign worker that I trained before. I guess you know how I [...]

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

Hi Gilbert, I am a IT professional who has been unemployed for 6 months. Initially I thought with the government launching the job portal. I will get a better chance in finding a better job after working in a SME for 5 years without a career growth. But it turn out to be fruitless, out of 300 plus job application, I only gotten less than [...]

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

Hi Gilbert I am a 51-year-old PME who  just got retrenched from my hiring manager position. There are some things I would like to share here. As a hiring manager, my role is to employ people who fit the jobs advertised. When I look at the stack of applications, to be frank with you, anyone above 35 applying for administration job [...]


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