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The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer »

The 30 Most Satisfying Simple Pleasures Life Has to Offer

They say the best things in life are free.  Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the list below proves that statement to be true.  Life is filled with simple [Read More]


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E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

Hi Gilbert, I was referred to you by the receptionist at e2i. I am reaching out to you to see whether you know of any mature workers who are looking for a job. Our company is actually expanding and looking to hire a few extra staff. Seeing the news on how our Singapore workforce is having a hard time, we would like to try to reach out to [...]

43-year-old secretary for 20 years jobless for 7 months and seeking support

43-year-old secretary for 20 years jobless for 7 months and seeking support

Hi Carmela, Me too! Been searching for a job for 7 months now. I even cut my pay expectation by $1K and still not successful. I’ve been to many interviews but no luck so far. I’m also wondering if my age (43) is the problem. I’ve been working as a secretary for 20 years. My last boss resigned 3 months into his job and caused [...]

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

I went through 2 years’ training at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and did extremely well, getting A’s and B’s for all my theory & practical courses, including: *ICT for Meaningful Learning (A-) *Teaching and Learning of Primary Mathematics (B+) *Anatomical & Biomechanical Foundations of PE (A-) *Curriculum [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Hello Gilbert, Roughly about a month or so after our meeting, I packed up my stuff and moved back to my adopted country the UK. Within one month while living in London, my ex-boss offered me my old job and with a big raise in salary and benefits. If I had stayed in Singapore I would in high probability continue to be unemployed but right now [...]

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Hi Zul, I graduated from Hwa Chong (8 distinctions), has honours degree from NUS in Engineering, and had 3 years’ experience as a corporate trainer prior to joining MOE as a trainee teacher. Like your daughter, I also failed my practicum and was asked to pay $130K (i.e. Monthly $2000+ installment payments over roughly 6 years). The [...]

Suicidal, homeless, jobless and divorced man: “Lost my house, lost my family, in fact I lost myself.”

Suicidal, homeless, jobless and divorced man: “Lost my house, lost my family, in fact I lost myself.”

Hi Gilbert, Things are slowly turning I don’t know for the good or bad. The leasing company towed away my vehicle and started charging me for the excess for the accident despite the fact it was under Traffic Police investigation . I urgently wanted the vehicle so I did not read the clause properly before signing up. Their accident excess [...]

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

  Both sides got fault. HDB obviously can monitor and keep track of applicant’s loan eligibility and quantum in order to (1) prevent people from applying for too expensive flats in the first place, and (2) ensure that the family’s income hasn’t dropped significantly during the 3-4 years of construction before key [...]

Female PMET aged 40s finding it difficult to land a job

Female PMET aged 40s finding it difficult to land a job

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website and would like to find out more about your services. I am a PMET in my 40s, who has been looking for a job for quite some time but have not been successful. I sent out many job applications, and most of the time, I did not get a response. The few job interviews I went for, I was not selected for the [...]

Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Yet another heavyweight Singaporean making it good abroad after defaulting his national service liability in 1994 - Kevin Kwan of Crazy Rich Asians fame  - straight after the footballer Ben Davis saga. My belief is that there are more than a few hundred Singaporeans or PR who have defaulted on their NS liability and these people have no intention [...]

Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance

Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance

Hi Gilbert. I stumble upon your website. I am a father of 2 with my wife currently pregnant giving birth really soon this mid August. I’m working on a daily basis job. I obtained a WSQ diploma in Tourism. Currently I am doing level B WSH study and in Oct and I will be doing diploma in a local poly as a part timer. I have a hard time [...]