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Wednesday September 26th 2018

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

Hello Gilbert, Roughly about a month or so after our meeting, I packed up my [...]


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 »

Hi Zul, I graduated from Hwa Chong (8 distinctions), has honours degree from [...]


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

Hi Gilbert, Things are slowly turning I don’t know for the good or bad. [...]


Inspirational

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]


Job Search Skills

7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview 7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview »

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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 [...]

F & B entrepreneur at Bugis appealing for business flexibility from MOM

F & B entrepreneur at Bugis appealing for business flexibility from MOM

Dear Mrs Josephine Teo, Warmest greetings and I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits! I'm an entrepreneur running a humble beverage store at Bugis Junction and hope to bring to your attention the immense difficulties in sustaining such a business. While I can comprehend the sentiments of hiring fellow Singaporeans first, I [...]

Celebrating NDP 53 – ten reasons not to be in jubilant mood

Celebrating NDP 53 – ten reasons not to be in jubilant mood

As Singapore celebrates its 53th NDP soon, there are ten reasons why we shouldn't be too jubilant:- 1. No minimum wage After 53 years of nation building since independence in 1965, we still do not have any basic minimum wage for our low-incomed which does not help in bridging the ever-widening social gap between the have's and the have's [...]

New BTO flat owner needs to pay $84,147 before collecting house keys

New BTO flat owner needs to pay $84,147 before collecting house keys

A new HDB BTO flat owner, Liza, got a rude shock of her life before collecting her 4-room house keys  - the family needs to pay $84, 147 in cold hard cash upfront after minusing all the CPF and loans they have. This massive cash outlay - days prior to the collection of HDB BTO flat keys - may have inconvenience hundreds if not thousands of new [...]

Supportive wife happy that husband jobless for 5 years driving Grab

Supportive wife happy that husband jobless for 5 years driving Grab

Thank you Gilbert for your concern. There has been no improvement. My husband is still feeling a lot of inertia and self-doubt. Even when he is on a positive mood swing, he would talk about taking up a course or becoming a Grab driver but nothing will materialise. I have been trying to coax him to go for CBT but he refuses. I am also [...]

Mother worries for son on PR status getting NS enlistment due to a hearing ailment

Mother worries for son on PR status getting NS enlistment due to a hearing ailment

  Hello all, I need some help here. Would like to ask a question, not sure where to find the answer and  hopeful that someone might give me an answer or show me direction. My son is having moderate hearing loss and has to use hearing aids to help him hear. He is also not allowed to swimming as he had surgery done on his ears [...]

Comment: Poverty is used by the government to win votes?

Comment: Poverty is used by the government to win votes?

Poverty is a powerful tool which can used by those in power. A cycle of handing out cash freebies is both addictive to the one receiving and the one providing. Do not get me wrong as I believe people in need of help for that moment to survive and I am all supportive that they be given the help they need. On the other hand something is wrong [...]