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Thoughts of a fresh graduate who earns $9/hour at a childcare centre Thoughts of a fresh graduate who earns $9/hour at a »

Dear Counselor, Please pardon me for my incoherent thoughts. I have just [...]


Ramadan charity: Son of single parent family rejected FAS by Simei ITE and seeking assistance Ramadan charity: Son of single parent family rejected »

Dear Sir, I am writing to you as I require assistance at this point of my [...]


Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET »

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt and heartfelt reply, I do appreciate it [...]


My Daily Thought

The psychology of voting – Bukit Batok by-election »

The psychology of voting – Bukit Batok by-election

I attended the SDP rally last night at Bukit Batok and didn't realise that it was the first time that I have ever attended a rally from the opposition [Read More]


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Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Hi Mr Gilbert, I’m sorry to disturb you. I’m a single mom of 6 kids staying in a 1-room rental flat and currently unemployed due to my youngest 4-year-old daughter not in school yet. My outstanding rental now is $950 and my outstanding SP bill is $600+ and currently I’m on PAYU. Can I ask for your help in terms of foods and [...]

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Amanda and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Hi, I am Amanda and I graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. I worked for close to three years, then did my PhD in NTU. I completed my PhD in 2011. After that, I worked as a [...]

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Good afternoon Mr Gilbert. I need your help…right now I am facing a financial melt down. My hubby has been sacked by a company last year and he managed to get a contract job as a packer earning $1200 to sustain the whole family. But his income is not enough to stretch till his next pay day. I myself is a stay-at-home mum and [...]

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

GIORDANO ORIGINALS SINGAPORE PTE LTD 85% of employees are foreigners! Contract says, 44-hours work per week, 1 and  1/2 day off but they made us work more than 44 hourrs per week, sometimes they only give you 1 day off because  there is not enough manpower. The first 2 months I worked, when doing closing, each time the area manager came, [...]

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

If what you said is true, PLRD (Police Licensing and Regulatory Department) knows about this problem due to lots of feedback from the people, they should come out with their reasons why the rules is such. They should be transparent and honest enough about this matter if they are really taking security matter seriously. Like I mentioned [...]

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

When Singaporeans complain about foreigners, they are particularly referring to people from their neighbouring country “Malaysia”. Most Singaporeans are afraid to discriminate and complain against Malaysians because Singapore is small and solely depending on Malaysia for many things and their survival. Singapore and Malaysia are just [...]

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Gerry and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Gerry: I am young, qualified and jobless deaf Singaporean guy. I am a graduate from a local university in my mid-20s. I studied IT-related course and wanted to seek better job prospects despite my [...]

Malaysian saying why they won’t convert to be Singaporean citizen

Malaysian saying why they won’t convert to be Singaporean citizen

I cannot speak for other nationalities but for Malaysians working in Singapore it makes more sense to retain their Malaysian citizenship….so you see many working in Singapore, some for 25 years….making as much as possible and then returning to Malaysia once they have made enough. Singapore’s economy is so far ahead in the region that you [...]

ITE student feeling anxious about miscommunication with lecturer at AMK ITE centre

ITE student feeling anxious about miscommunication with lecturer at AMK ITE centre

Dear Reach Panel, I am a student at ITE College Central (AMK) and am very stressed regarding a situation at school which did not help even after my parents have spoken to a section head. I was about to quit my course after previously studying hard to get into this higher engineering qualification as everyone understands the reality of the [...]

PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

Hi Gilbert, I am out of work again. I left my last job as I was too stressed. I only lasted eight months in that job. So far I have been jobless for over 4 months. I have serious doubts about my capability to handle stress. I have schizophrenia. Although I still keep applying for jobs. I will be starting part time work end of this [...]

Caring Hearts: 2rd Ramadan Charity Distribution at Blk 22 Chai Chee

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