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Singaporean woman trapped in New Zealand with baby son after divorce

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for all the articles you forwarded to us. I am also separated since my son is 14 months old.  I married a kiwi hence my son is [Read More]


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Ramadan break fast aid: A blue Hari Raya for jobless father of three kids

Ramadan break fast aid: A blue Hari Raya for jobless father of three kids

Dear Gilbert, I'm a father of three young kids and the sole breadwinner of the family as my wife is not working. Its quite tedious when you are the only one working and especially so when  suddenly you go out of job. Wife has tried applying for jobs to co-support our family financially but in vain due to the fact that her last working [...]

Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Good day Mr Gilbert I got your email from kak Zarina admin from 3R group in facebook. Recently I just lost my job and  there's alot of bills that I need to pay. I'm a father of 4 small children age below 7 years old, my wife is not working and I'm the only one working previously....we stay in a 2-room rental flat. Currently, I have no [...]

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Dear Mr Goh, I have to write to you again as my company, dr. CAFE Pte Ltd is as usual, delaying our salaries and CPF across the board beyond the accepted 7 days. This is the fifth time it has occurred without any penalty due to the government favouring employers and foreign investments. As everyone knows that this is the month of Ramadan, [...]

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

I don’t understand why everyone seems to be so in awe with joining a bank, even my undergrad niece insists she only wants to join the banking sector after school. Looks to me just a lot of smoke and mirrors about instant riches, trying to act socialite, spend to boast in front of others etc, but in the end 1% gets all the money and the rest [...]

Single mum facing maintenance arrears finding part-time work during weekend

Single mum facing maintenance arrears finding part-time work during weekend

Hi Gilbert Many thanks for setting up such a great website to assist those in need. As of date, my ex-husband has defaulted 6 months (from Jan to Jun 2014) of maintenance to our daughter ($350/month) and myself ($100/month) due to unpaid medical leave from a road traffic accident which I am unsure of how long his medical leave was. I [...]

Husband feeling anxious about jobless suicidal spouse

Husband feeling anxious about jobless suicidal spouse

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you. I just want to drop you an email to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done for me and all Singaporeans. Your website is not only a source of encouragement for those who are unemployed and their love ones and also serve as a warning of the things to come if we are not careful in planning our [...]

Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Hi Daniel, You need to wake up from dreamland and understand the job market in the banking industry. Every year, there are thousands of young graduates from NUS/NTU/SMU/Overseas Ivies in their 20s eagerly applying for these banking mid-office analyst type jobs you want. Less than 10% of them get it in the end. You already 42 years old [...]

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Good morning Gilbert, I have applied many positions but only received one rejected reply. This job has the lowest salary and qualifications. Yet, I was rejected. All the jobs I applied are within the government. If MOM can't help much, I'm turning my direction towards the government. Our government encourages Singapore employers [...]

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Hello Gilbert, Having read your post on a bad service encounter with Changi Airport, I am writing in to share my bad experience with one customer service counter in Terminal 2. It seems that Changi Airport does not give two hoots about customer service these days and complacency has already set it. I emailed them my complaint on the 28th [...]

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. But I really need to talk to one of your counsellors. I desperately need emotional support as I'm feeling very down right now. I'm having suicidal thoughts, even though I don't really have any burning financial issues at hand right now. While I can still survive on my own savings for a while, I can [...]


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