Ten uncomfortable statements made by our Prime Minister at last night National Day rally:- 1. Earn less than $1000 can buy HDB flat - to compound the misery [...]
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When you are unemployed and over-40s, you get depression. You may be able to sleep at night but depression hits in the morning 5am-7am. Getting out of bed is a chore, life seems pointless. Staying at home and lying in bed is a terrible thing to do when in depression. But leaving the house is even worse than staying home, because you generally [...]
49-year-old marketing professional jobless for half a year and survive by doing hourly-rated telemarketing job
Dear Gilbert I am a 49-year-old male marketing professional who has been trying very hard to land a job for the last half year. I have registered my resume with all the possible job portals including Jobstreet, JobsDB, Jobbank, etc. and have sent out more than 100 applications. I have also approached the Career Centres of WDA, NTUC for [...]
Hi Gilbert, I've decided to email you since I'm really desperate and has no one to turn to. I'm 27 years old this year and recently got a permanent job through a Recruitment Agency. When I took on this job, the agency actually let me signed an agreement stating I must stay for at least one month on the job, and if I do not stick to the [...]
I think it depends on the industry you are in, not every industry is like that. I am a Singaporean, working for a Western company in the digital tech industry. In our industry, there are not many contract jobs, most are permanent basis. There’s a lot of locals and fresh grads being hired at somewhat comfortable salary range. Some are [...]
The current government has not done enough to move ahead as a real fair employment country and protect our local employees. It is still very pro-employer market as a developed nation. These are happening in my companies: 1. Prefer foreigners to do simple administrative jobs where we received so many good local resumes. Why issue work pass [...]
41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs
Dear Gilbert, I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean with 3 kids and Master degree holder. I have been in the private education industry for the past 13 years. My business provides services for foreign students in Singapore, mostly for China and Vietnamese students. For the past years, there have been [...]
Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”
I graduated from a local university and my career path is somewhat similar as the author. It took me 1 year and 1 month before I got my first job at a MNC for $1800. Median pay for grads few yrs ago was $3300 and I am only asking for $2600. Needless to say, in the MNC, senior staff are FT and support staff local because they need the locals [...]
I am a Singaporean degree holder who has graduated with first class honours from an established university. I even got a first position in my whole entire class for my thesis. My CV is pretty ‘attractive’, according to the interviewers at the interviews I’ve attended, coupled with the 3 years of working experiences I have in the same [...]
Hi, I feel slightly embarrassed to ask about issues which have seemingly been addressed over and over again - but feel unsettled without a definitive answer. I'm extremely sorry if I've offended or annoyed anyone with my thread /my question. I am 18 this year, and I have Singapore PR, citizenship of a foreign country and PR of a second [...]
Hi Gilbert, l work as a Senior Manager in Marina Bay Sands (MBS). l am currently 43 years old. Last Thursday, l was called into a meeting room and handed a termination letter and pay for another month of salary until end of Aug. However,l have to leave the office on the spot. There was no reason give for my termination and it was not [...]