Dear Gilbert As an ex-journalist and ex-teacher, I find it very difficult to land a job, not least because of certain discriminating and unfair practices of [...]
Gone are the days when anyone can just setup a bodyshop and hire Indians, [...]
Hi Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well My name is Johnson Lee and I [...]
Dear Gilbert, www.transitioning.org has been a great resource in helping me [...]
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Education minister Mr Heng Swee Keat pointed out yesterday that our Singaporean workers lack drive and the confidence to venture out of their comfort zone. These are the very qualities that chief executives and entrepreneurs singled out to him as being essential to [Read More]
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Hi Gilbert, Good afternoon. My name is Ben (name changed), as per my situation explained below, I am currently unemployed. I have been an Academic Support Officer at a local company that is part of a global organisation which is one of the prominent players in the education industry. This local company is running a private university, the [...]
I am also one of those who have been working out of Singapore for the past 7 plus years. Frankly after being away for so long, I do not think I will ever be able to work in Singapore anymore.But to address Mr Low’s predicament, I am sure he has his reasons to return home and his venture to HK to work was not a bad move since his salary [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]