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Six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019

Six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019

The six uncomfortable truth facing the PAP in GE 2019:- 1. White versus white For the first time in it's 50-over years ruling history, the PAP faces someone who has turned against the regime in the mould of Dr Tan Cheng Bock - a six-term PAP MP who has recently received in-principle approval of his alternative Progress Singapore [...]

39-year-old jobless PMET worked in semi conductor industry for 14 years and requesting help

39-year-old jobless PMET worked in semi conductor industry for 14 years and requesting help

Dear Gilbert, I am 39 years old now and have been jobless since 23 Dec 2018 (more than 3 months). I worked in the semiconductor industry for the past 14 years since I graduated in 2004. I have submitted a lot of job applications and went for a few interviews but yet to receive an offer. I worked in Singapore from 09/2006 till 02/2018, [...]

36-year-old jobless PMET with honours degree seeking coaching assistance

36-year-old jobless PMET with honours degree seeking coaching assistance

Dear Gilbert, With a heavy heart, I decided to seek for help from you with regards to seeing a career coach for more advice. I have over 8 years of professional working experience (upper honors in grad degree) in civil service, corporations and private sector. Despite the wealth of experience, my age (36 years old) is working against me. I come [...]

Six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in GE 2019

Six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in GE 2019

There are six groups of voters who will vote for the PAP in this coming election:- 1. Merdeka Generation The Merdeka Generation, comprising about 500,000 strong, is expected to throw their weight for the incumbent - especially after the announcement of the Merdeka Generation Package in budget 2019. This senior group will comprise about 20% [...]

Online interview: Jobless ex-textbook editor now ambivalent about switching to social work industry

Online interview: Jobless ex-textbook editor now ambivalent about switching to social work industry

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Kelvin and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Kelvin: I started working as a teacher and has been a textbook editor for local textbook.  I graduated with postgrad diploma in education and currently I am also holding a graduate diploma in [...]

40-year-old ex-teacher jobless for 4 years and feeling lost

40-year-old ex-teacher jobless for 4 years and feeling lost

Dear Sir, I am lost as to what I would like to do at 40 years old. I have been unemployed for 4 years and doing part time job to keep up with my expenditure. I was a teacher but found that I have lost my interest in teaching.  I just completed my graduate diploma in counselling psychology and hopefully can head towards a career in health [...]

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Philip and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Philip: I’m 38 this year and I have been working for the past 14-15 years. I am married 3 years back and we still do not have a kid yet. But we do have plan to have one soon. I’m a [...]

Concerned mother asks SCDF to discharge mentally-ill son from national service

Concerned mother asks SCDF to discharge mentally-ill son from national service

Dear CPT Yusof, SCDF With reference to our tele-conversation yesterday morning. I would like to update you regarding Ian's overall health conditions. He takes after my father who has a history of mental instability, though Ian's condition is not as serious at the moment. He has a wild, untamed mind. Thoughts are quite random, he can swing [...]

IT engineer complained about lack of support from team leader and feeling stressed

IT engineer complained about lack of support from team leader and feeling stressed

Hi Gilbert, I'm June and a professional IT engineer. I have joined this company in September 2018 and was confirmed in December 2018. I was station in client's place for a project. My so-called team lead was inexperienced in IT and in the lead role. I was new on the job and when customers complained and made things difficult for me, he [...]

Online interview with a jobless single mum with 7-year-old son

Online interview with a jobless single mum with 7-year-old son

Transitioning: Thanks for allowing us to interview you online Rose, what was your last occupation and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and also your job search experience? Rose: Last job: Receptionist cum Admin. Bosses went separate ways on differences in the office location after [...]