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Tuesday July 26th 2016

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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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Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Hi Gilbert I had not been accessing this email for a while - created this email only for communications for you because I wanted a veil. Logged in today because I read your interview, a couple of days ago, with a returning HK banker. I pondered hard if I should re-initiate communications with you. I wanted to salute you for your [...]

Interview with jobless banker: more restriction on foreign manpower hiring

Interview with jobless banker: more restriction on foreign manpower hiring

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Simon and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? I have been in the banking industry for the past 15 years mainly in corporate/wholesale banking function (front office). What was  your last occupation and you have told us that you were unemployed [...]

Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project manager using tourist visa

Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project manager using tourist visa

Hi Gilbert I actually did a whistle blow on the tourist visit pass of a IT project manager from Vietnam not long ago. I submitted all the evidence to MOM even with the facebook photo as proof, wrote countless email telling them to catch the illegal employment arrangement from a company called Soinmedia in Vietnam. MOM caught the illegal [...]

Secondment abuse by MNC in Singapore ensures Singaporeans have no jobs

Secondment abuse by MNC in Singapore ensures Singaporeans have no jobs

Hi Gilbert I understand that MNCs having an overseas presence can transfer  their foreign PMET employee headcount to Singapore to work using training passes issued by the MOM. I am referring to the MOM-issued legitimate training passes. This is a deadly practice that will guarantee Singaporeans  have no jobs because the salary of the [...]

Banker returned to Singapore from Hong Kong without a job and regretting it

Banker returned to Singapore from Hong Kong without a job and regretting it

Dear Gilbert, I chanced upon your website recently while surfing the net for job openings. I have been jobless for the past 6 months. I left my banking job in Hong Kong to return to Singapore for family reasons (so it was voluntary departure). I was initially confident of getting a job quickly after returning to Singapore and hence left my [...]

42-year-old jobless PMET concerned about 1 1/2-hour commuting time to work with ex-company

42-year-old jobless PMET concerned about 1 1/2-hour commuting time to work with ex-company

Hi Gilbert, thanks alot for your prompt response. Yes, I can sense the tight job market. Having searched for the past 3 months, I could see the reality that it's quite impossible to find a job (idea pay and scope) within 45 mins - 1 hour commuting time. Even if  I'm willing to take lower position and pay, most of the hiring manager has [...]

Distribution of free durians to needy families

Distribution of free durians to needy families

Hi Gilbert Good afternoon.  Hope you are fine. The durian season is soon upon us in Singapore and our almost 800 pickers are ready to go picking. As such, I wonder if you have a list of  needy homes or families (based in Ang Mo Kio for now) where we can forward our durians through volunteers? I guess its better if  Transitioning has a [...]

Jobless 40s PMET retrenched 16 months ago wish for a Donald Trump leader

Jobless 40s PMET retrenched 16 months ago wish for a Donald Trump leader

Frankly, what this nation need is minimum wage of $15/hr to sustain our cost of living today. And also limit legal work hour to 40 hours work week from 44hrs. Not only the private sector discriminates against age, government sector does that too even if that was a temporary short-term assignment. I said that because I had several encounters, [...]

10 Problems Faced by Project Integration Foreigners

10 Problems Faced by Project Integration Foreigners

Problem 1: Foreigners making more money than locals The future scene states that foreigners enjoy fine-dining in Marina Bay neighbourhood while locals lament the cost of increasing hawker food. (FACT) This could be problematic in 2032 because foreigners are making more money than locals which may result in local Singaporeans who are poorer [...]

Ex-JC physics teacher jobless and survive by giving tuition

Ex-JC physics teacher jobless and survive by giving tuition

Hi Gilbert, I am an experienced Physics JC teacher who has just quitted from service without a job Would appreciate it if you could help me secure full time or part time jobs. I've applied to International and independent schools. without success while forming my own individual classes at the tuition centres is difficult. I'm currently [...]

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