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10 Surefire Ways To Live Below Your Full Potential

Marc and Angel Do you know that most people never utilize more than 0.1% of their true potential in their lifetime? It’s true.  The thing [Read More]


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PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

Hi Guys, Sorry to disturb. I don’t know how can I post here to get advice. I am in deep trouble and I don’t know what should I do. I have been working in my company A for around one year 3 months. Recently, I have found a job and have resigned and move on to company B. But in order to resign, I have to pay 3 months’ compensation. [...]

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

I collected my house key from HDB Toa Payoh on 17 June 2017.  In the afternoon, I went to the house with my family and mover so that we can clean the house and transfer some items.  Please note that the mover costs us $150 but as the door can’t be opened, the items have been send back to my sister’s house. It was a wasted trip and monies for [...]

Foreign talent rejected PR status even though he has 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport and P1 income

Foreign talent rejected PR status even though he has 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport and P1 income

Post by roger le goeland Jumping into the thread since it seems to be the most relevant one. PR just got denied (despite 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport, 4 years in Singapore at P1 level income, etc. - maybe applying during the elections was a bad idea). I'm working in IT and my employer is OK with me supplementing my income with [...]

30 reasons not to work in ACP Computer Training & Consultancy

30 reasons not to work in ACP Computer Training & Consultancy

ACP Computer Training & Consultancy I have been working at ACP Computer Training & Consultancy full-time (more than a year). There is good chance for a foreigner to start their first job in Singapore because they hired foreigners for lesser salary. But here are 30 reasons why you should not join them:- 1. Everything is messed up. [...]

PMET committed suicide over work-related problems but survived

PMET committed suicide over work-related problems but survived

Hi Mr. Goh, My name is Daryl. I am 36 this year. I stumbled upon your website www.transitioning.org while googling for related information. First of all, thank you for the community services which you and your team are providing for Singaporeans. I have held several jobs in the past with different industries. I do not possess an excellent [...]

Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Hi, We may be relocating to Singapore by the end of the year. What is a expectable salary for a family of four to live comfortably? We would have one school-age child that would go to the International School, another child who is four - but may send to a Pre-school to save on school fees. We would want to live in River Valley area, [...]

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Dear Ms Nooraini (MCI) and Pastor Cynthia, I am James Er residing at BLK 274 Toh Guan Rd and I need your help rather urgently. I have been out of work for a while due to my leg condition (photographed) as I am genuinely unable to afford the treatment fees at NUH. My parents are old and my dad is the current sole breadwinner with an [...]

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself?  Siti: Thanks for interviewing me too. Some background about myself is as follows: Typical Malay family background. Received primary and secondary education at Private institution (madrasah). After GCE O [...]

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

Hi Gilbert I'm a 39-year-old male who is homeless, jobless, feeling hopeless and seeking help and counselling. In the past, I've been a person who resort to gambling each time I have financial situation. Gambling is never a solution, which I believe even a gambler knows that. But everytime I just couldn't help myself and get sucked into [...]

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

Dear Gilbert, I'm a 26-year-old local university arts degree holder with 3.5 years of working experience. I resigned from the public service about 2 months ago as I felt that there were not much learning opportunities and was too stagnant and bureaucratic. I was earning a comfortable salary of about $60k per annum but decided to quit without [...]

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