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Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Dear Ms Ng/PSD, I am writing to your office as HDB has conveyed to me that they're unable to help in my homelessness due to prevailing Legislation that prevents a foreign spouse from renting a HDB unit together with Singaporeans. I hope the government can reconsider this issue even as I continue to sleep on the streets around Kg Glam. Arab [...]

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

Hi Gilbert, I sincerely hope you could help me as I'm at wits end. I'm 48 now and been out of job since last August. Worst is my new house is coming and I am penniless I've been trying to get a job and only a handful had requested me for an interview but eventually it's always they want younger staff or my salary is too high which is not true [...]

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you. I just want to drop you an email to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done for me and all Singaporeans. Your website is not only a source of encouragement for those who are unemployed and their love ones. Your website also serve as a warning of the things to come if we are not careful in [...]

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for providing support for unemployed people. It's reassuring to know that we are not alone in this gloomy world. It's the little things that count. Thank you, really. After much consideration, I feel that I could really use some career counselling. [...]

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the follow-up. Things are better at my end now but I am still not out of the woods. I have been attending interviews but have not gotten past the first round. I highly suspect its due to my age and my last drawn salary. Employers now seem to only hire cheap and young candidates that will slave for them with no [...]

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

Hi Gilbert, Came across your site transitioning.org and it is sad to read the many challenges the job seekers in Singapore are currently facing. I can relate to that as I have been job searching for close to 1 year. i am 43 this year. I left my previous organisation to address a medical matter of an immediate family member which has now been [...]

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not easy as I thought when it comes to getting a job. I am thankful that you want to meet me for a chat but it's ok. Your reply is enough for me. Sure you can post on your blog but maybe you can remove my [...]

Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and would like to ask you all for your opinion on living in Singapore long term. I am Dutch, currently living in Japan, and there is quite a high chance that sometime next year I will be moving to SG, possibly forever. I have been to Singapore several times on holiday, but that's obviously not the same [...]

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am currently employed, but am asking on behalf of my brother who lost his job and has been unemployed for 2 months. I only knew about his unemployment [...]

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Hi Gilbert I refer to your Facebook post dated 26 Sep 2018. I left my previous job as an RC Manager in 2016 to receive treatment for a heart condition. My doctor had certified, in Aug 2017, that I am fit for employment. I am still unable to secure a job yet due to 'being over 40 years old' and having a medical condition that makes [...]