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Sunday January 22nd 2017

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Pro-government critic’s rant on unemployment and foreign worker policy Pro-government critic’s rant on unemployment and »

I enjoyed reading your website as it is informative and also know about a [...]


Flyer distributor cheated of $20 pay for 1000-flyer distribution Flyer distributor cheated of $20 pay for 1000-flyer »

After completion of the job, I was accused that I did not do my job at all and [...]


Lady PMET unfairly terminated due to a job application elsewhere Lady PMET unfairly terminated due to a job application »

Hi Mr Gilbert, I need a piece of advice from you. My General Manager was [...]


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7 Zen Habits of Highly Efficient Minds »

7 Zen Habits of Highly Efficient Minds

Zen habits are simple lifestyle habits that have the potential to radically alter the efficiency of our minds and the potential of our lives.  We can [Read More]


Job Search Skills

7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job 7 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Job »

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10 Ways To Pass Your Probation 10 Ways To Pass Your Probation »

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

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Needy family receives eviction notice from HDB owing 3 months’ rent of $170.00

Needy family receives eviction notice from HDB owing 3 months’ rent of $170.00

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, A very good day to you, I am Zaza. We are a family of 7 – my husband, myself and our 5 children. One of my children is under your sponsor-a-kid scheme which is ending this April 2017. I thank you for every help you've rendered to us. Right now, I'm at my wits end. My husband just got terminated from his job and now [...]

American with local wife dismayed at low salaries of test engineer while relocating

American with local wife dismayed at low salaries of test engineer while relocating

by breakfastforthebestfood I've worked for a defense contractor in the greater Boston area as a test engineer (electronic assemblies, digital/RF) for a little over 5 years. My wife is a Singapore citizen and recently returned to Singapore to find employment since her field has a higher demand and value there. The plan was for her to establish [...]

Resigned PMET made to pay salary in lieu, commission to recruitor and others

Resigned PMET made to pay salary in lieu, commission to recruitor and others

Hi Mr. Gilbert, My case is this: I gave notice wanting to resign immediately from my company which I have just joined and was willing to pay the one month in lieu compensation to the company but the director also wanted me to pay for the recruitment costs as well including training materials and name cards. I called the recruitment [...]

Jobless PhD science graduate receives no interview after sending out 80 applications

Jobless PhD science graduate receives no interview after sending out 80 applications

Dear Gilbert, I was happy to come across your website. It is nice for someone in need to have an outlet to release their pent up frustration trying to get a job in bad times. I graduated with a science PhD from a local university recently. I have about a decade of laboratory and research work experience. My last contract ended in July [...]

Government enforcement officer resigns due to medical reason and switching career

Government enforcement officer resigns due to medical reason and switching career

Dear Gilbert I stumbled upon your website and I am pleased to know about your efforts in helping the unemployed. I have been working for 6 years in the Government Sector. I have to resign due to medical condition (slipped disc and degenerative disc disease). I have recuperated slowly but I am feeling better and ready to be employed once [...]

Local PMET unhappy with $5500 offered to Indian service delivery manager

Local PMET unhappy with $5500 offered to Indian service delivery manager

Gilbert, I was reading your website about how a Indian national was offered $5500 for being a service manager. I am extremely angry that such things are allowed to take place at the detriment of Singaporeans. For the record, the median income of locals is only about $3850 which means that this guy is earning almost 40% more than [...]

Filipino earning $170,000/annum in oil & gas industry rejected for PR application

Filipino earning $170,000/annum in oil & gas industry rejected for PR application

by Absquatulate9899 » Sat, 05 Nov 2016 7:00 pm Greetings, for some background information, my family applied for PR earlier this year which includes my son (18) and my daughter (16) with me being the main applicant. Our application was rejected as it was pending for 3 months, I was devastated as we wanted to make Singapore our home and my [...]

SIM graduate jobless for 6 months but recently found work in the banking sector

SIM graduate jobless for 6 months but recently found work in the banking sector

Hi Gilbert, I am a recent graduate from SIM University. Ever since, my last exam paper ended in May I have been actively looking for job and sending out many resumes to the banking and finance industry. However, I only manage to secure 7-8 interviews so far. Even though, I have attended these interviews I could not land a job. One of the [...]

Indian national offers $5500/month as service delivery manager and checking on relocation procedures

Indian national offers $5500/month as service delivery manager and checking on relocation procedures

by shaunikwadhawan » Wed, 04 Jan 2017 8:56 pm Hello FM's. Happy New Year 2017 !! I have been offered a role of service delivery manager in Singapore through a recruiting agency. They are offering around $5500/month. I had a couple of questions: - Is $5500 enough for a comfortable lifestyle : When I say comfortable I mean a good 1/2 [...]

Crane operator at V3 Construction serves one month’s notice but not paid full salary of $5000

Crane operator at V3 Construction serves one month’s notice but not paid full salary of $5000

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am at my wit's end and I hope writing to you and sharing my story will help provide my hubby some hope to fight for his right as an employee. Previously, my husband has worked in a building and construction company as a crane operator. As my husband and few other operators were asked to perform overtime but without extra [...]

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