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Saturday March 28th 2015

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53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and starting afresh with a food store business after selling flat 53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and »

Hi Gilbert, Happy Chinese New Year! I am a supporter and admirer of your [...]


Singaporean Indian working in India faces difficulties relocating back to Singapore Singaporean Indian working in India faces difficulties »

Greetings Gilbert I am a Singaporean based in India for the last 17 [...]


Muslim suicidal mother of two struggling with husband’s debts and feeling helpless Muslim suicidal mother of two struggling with »

Hello Gilbert I hope you are well. I came across your FB posting on the man [...]


Email A Counsellor

Fresh NUS degree holder in psychology requesting for career coaching

Fresh NUS degree holder in psychology requesting for career coaching

Hi Gilbert, I am a NUS degree holder in Psychology. I wish to enter into the counselling field or career counselling field with no avail. so now i can only accept an admin job that comes by. I heard that even if you have masters in counselling, without experience, it is difficult to enter the profession? This deterred me to seek postgraduate [...]

Jobless 41-year-old diploma holder facing challenges in the job market due to contract work conditions

Jobless 41-year-old diploma holder facing challenges in the job market due to contract work conditions

Dear Mr Gilbert Thank you for taking time to read my email. I am 41 years old and completed my Diploma in Business Administration at Singapore Polytechnic in 2012. I have been doing administrative work with various Statutory Board/Ministries for the past 10 years. Due to changes in HR practice, Fixed Term contract jobs dominated the [...]

38-year-old married engineer caught in a sandwiched generation and stucked in career progression

38-year-old married engineer caught in a sandwiched generation and stucked in career progression

Hi Gilbert, I'm working in ABC company as a Test Engineer for about 10 years but I'm more like a junior manager handling the test account without much experience in programming. Generally my work scope involves  managing technicians and doing failure analysis if there are issues from firmware. Now I'm stuck as senior engineer and to move [...]

Jobless permanent resident homeless after wife filed PPO against him and need to pay $2000/month maintenance

Jobless permanent resident homeless after wife filed PPO against him and need to pay $2000/month maintenance

Hi Gilbert, I am a father of 2 kids,  40 years old and I have been going through a bad marriage for the last 6 -7 years. Recently my wife got a PPO against me. I didn't commit any violence, but still the court awarded PPO. At the time of PPO hearing I didn't product any evidence to prove my innocence as I knew I didn't do anything [...]

38-year-old ex-civil servant used to earn $8500 now works in Cambodia for half the salary

38-year-old ex-civil servant used to earn $8500 now works in Cambodia for half the salary

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Linus: I am a 38-year-old Singaporean, currently living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as a Director of Business Development with a Singapore-owned company. Until the middle of 2014, I was [...]

Citizen complains to DPM Teo Chee Hean About Misgivings at NEA

Citizen complains to DPM Teo Chee Hean About Misgivings at NEA

From: Eddie tan <eddtan62@gmail.com> Date: 24 October 2014 3:31:14 pm SGT To: AGC@agc.gov.sg Cc: Teo_Chee_Hean@mha.gov.sg, Ronnie_Tay@nea.gov.sg Subject: Verbal Warning Not Justiciable Dear Sir/Mdm, The recent news that Taiwan had apprehended many crooked companies' bosses who asked their workers to illegally dispose waste oil in [...]

Unemployed computer science graduate shocked that job placed at government jobs bank went to a foreigner who is 30% cheaper

Unemployed computer science graduate shocked that job placed at government jobs bank went to a foreigner who is 30% cheaper

Hi Gilbert, First and foremost, thanks for making this platform available for people like us who have grievance  and no one is listening to us. I am a comp science degree graduate who is 6 months unemployed. I am in a dilemma when writing this email but i feel that everyone needs to know about this BIG LOOPHOLE that the government's jobs [...]

Citizen complaint to PM Lee regarding loopholes in CPIB

Citizen complaint to PM Lee regarding loopholes in CPIB

To: lee_hsien_loong@pmo.gov.sg Cc: Teo_Chee_Hean@mha.gov.sg, wong_hong_kuan@cpib.gov.sg, zaihan@sph.gov.sg Subject: Questionable Scenario In CPIB Dear PM Lee, I thank your Honour for looking into my complaint on the the above subject and hope that those who were involved in assisting the disgraced ex-Director, Edwin Yeo, charged and sacked [...]

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) [...]

Email Interview

Career Switch: Insight into Transitioning.Org’s »

Career Switch: Insight into Transitioning.Org’s Volunteer Coach David Sia

Thousands of Singaporeans each year switch careers – more out of necessity than choice.  We will be running a series of online interviews with our [Read More]


My Daily Thought

Press release: Peaceful protest against 6.9 million Population white paper (2 years after) – 31st Jan 4pm to 7pm at speakers’ corner Press release: Peaceful protest against 6.9 million »

Press release: Peaceful protest against [...]