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Toy grenade prank discouraged during silent protest for presidential election

Dear Sir/Mdm I refer to the article "Man admits placing toy grenade at MRT station exit to force Hong Lim Park protestors to leave" (Todayonline, 6 Sep [Read More]


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Struggling Grab driver with 4 children gave away last $2.30 to beggars

Struggling Grab driver with 4 children gave away last $2.30 to beggars

I am going through similar situation. I'm with 4 children in school, one ailing 80-year-old mom-in-law, in the midst of a law suit against former employer (government agency), a diabetic with an unruptured brain aneurysm and was recently discharged from CGH for stroke and heart issues. I was a GRAB driver and because of stroke, I'm now deemed [...]

Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the prompt reply. Attached is my resume for your better understanding. Some details about me:- I'm a Diploma holder in HRD and an ITC (Higher Nitec) in Electrical Engineering. Spend my early part of my career in plant maintenance but move towards training and development in later stage. Looking for jobs like [...]

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

Greetings, Gilbert, The reason I am writing to you is because I am in a dilemma, I have been in Melbourne for the past 4 years and working in the computer repair line. I also come to know that you used to be in Oz but you chose to go back. Life is good but I am encountering boredom here, no friends here. If you are me, will you think [...]

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Dear Sir, I am in dire straits now and genuinely need your help as I'm left with only $60 in my bank but still have 2 elderly parents to feed. We do not even know where our next meal will come from. My parents are unable to work due to health concerns and being lowly educated, it's difficult for them to land employment at this age. My [...]

42-year-old diploma holder loathing job as a real estate agent and seeking direction

42-year-old diploma holder loathing job as a real estate agent and seeking direction

Hi Gilbert, Only get to know your website and reading the hardship of many LTUs (long-termed unemployed) all of which I can relate to - family woes, depression, suicidal thoughts, driving taxi or becoming security guards. Sometimes I refrain from reading too much of the published articles because it becomes almost a reflection of my own [...]

46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business and feeling depressed

46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business and feeling depressed

Hello Gilbert, I came to your website at http://www.transitioning.org/ and felt that I relate to the many sad stories from those unemployed. I am 46 years old male, and been out of job for 6 months. I have worked for over 15 years  in engineering and managerial role, before switching to start my own online business for next 6 years. Knowing [...]

PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward?

PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward?

As the general election is rumoured to be round the corner and many have clamoured for a loose coalition to be formed after the launch of Dr Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party, there are various opinions offered as to the format of this opposition alliance:- 1. Coalition with all opposition parties Some have offered the possible [...]

Young ex-regular transitional story into being a chauffeur

Young ex-regular transitional story into being a chauffeur

I have a Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering and  was an ex regular in the Armed Forces for 6 years. My contract was however not extended and I later  joined the jobless rung. In the middle of the last decade, quite a number of specialists never got their contracts extended due to changes in career advancement policies. It has shaken [...]

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Hi, I am currently an S-Pass holder. I recently got a new job offer from this new employer. When my new employer applied for my employment pass, the HR was unable to move forward with the application because a current application was being processed. To make the long story short, my current employer renewed for my Pass, without informing me, [...]

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Each year, more than 7,000 divorces were filed with the Family Court and many are believed to involve extra-marital cases. In a fast-paced modern society like ours whereby there are ample opportunities for people to meet one other, temptations abound especially when one is frustrated with his own marriage. The odd lunch becomes a regular [...]

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