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Archive for January, 2013

30-year-old local planner replaced by Malaysian in a company staffed predominantly by Malaysian workers

30-year-old local planner replaced by Malaysian in a company staffed predominantly by Malaysian workers

I received a text message from Jack two weeks ago and realised  he was terminated by a local company but what irked me intensely was that he was eventually replaced by a foreigner - a Malaysian. Don't get me wrong - I have always accepted our [...]

Protest at Hong Lim Park on 16 Feb (Sat) at 4.30pm – Say NO to 6.9 million population!

Protest at Hong Lim Park on 16 Feb (Sat) at 4.30pm – Say NO to 6.9 million population!

Dear Friends, Transitioning is  organising a protest  at Hong Lim Park Speakers’ Corner on 16  Feb (Sat) at 4.30pm – “Say NO to 6.9 million population”. Note that Speakers’ Corner is  a legitimate  government-allowed area for [...]

SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

Dear Gilbert, Sorry for responding late to the email. After meeting you, my flu symptoms escalated and I got sunburnt. I took a rest for the next coming few days to get and feel better. Maybe it is predestined that I have to meet a lot of [...]

Ten reasons why PAP lost to WP in the Punggol East by-election

Ten reasons why PAP lost to WP in the Punggol East by-election

Two gentlemen must  be having sleepless nights after the disastrous showing at the Punggol East by-election - PM Lee Hsein  Loong and disgraced ex-speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer. The Prime Minister must be cursing his luck when SDP [...]

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

I seldom felt so enraged when I received emails from our readers until I received one from Francis the other day. Francis wrote how he was ousted from his company – a global Fortune 500 conglomerate, by a foreigner Indian IT director from [...]

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Transitioning: First of all, thank you  for responding to our questionnaire on the Workers’ Party Punggol East sizzling by-election victory, can you please state your educational qualification, marital status and work experience? Dan: Bachelor [...]

Workers’ Party sizzling victory at Punggol East by-election – a tight slap in the face for PAP?

Workers’ Party sizzling victory at Punggol East by-election – a tight slap in the face for PAP?

I woke up at 4am for my usual pee routine last night  and realised that I have a series of text messages. "WP have won!" one message screamed at me timed 1230 am. I couldn't sleep well after knowing the shocking news and felt the goose pimples [...]

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

Hi Gilbert, By chance, I stumbled upon  your Transitioning website as I was searching for jobless-related articles. By the way, I hope to receive a copy of your free Ebook. I have been jobless twice –  the first one lasted  16 months [...]

Say NO to a 6.9-million Singapore! What Singaporeans can do to save their jobs from foreign talents

Say NO to a 6.9-million Singapore! What Singaporeans can do to save their jobs from foreign talents

  Design No 1 Since stepping off the Scoot plane three weeks ago, I have being frantically catching up with readers who have emailed me while I was still in Sydney visiting my family. I must thanked them for waiting patiently as some [...]

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Transitioning: Thanks Cassandra for answering our questionaire on the challenges faced by people with disabilities. Can you please describe your work experience, qualification and skillsets. Cassandra: I am 33 years old, married with a daughter [...]

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Hi Gilbert I dropped by your website occasionally to get updated on what the job market is like for matured workers. I have recently seen a lot of sad examples of unemployment among matured workers - which are very discouraging and decided to [...]

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

Transitioning: Being someone from the Gen Y group  Joseph, do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as both the babyboomers and Gen X have already gained a strong foothold in senior positions in the public and private [...]

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

Friends have being calling me to attend the Punggol East by-election rallies started since yesterday but I was reluctant to attend any. Maybe I am still suffering from the election rally fever during GE 2011 when we all have to prepare our [...]

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

gopanator on: 16 January 2013, 2:36:13 AM My wife, 3 month old daughter and I are moving to Singapore this summer. Nope, we do not have expat package and are taking a giant leap of faith. I have read quite a few articles on this subject and [...]

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Singaporeans are still ravishing in the fact that they can soon  flock to packed charged-up stadiums again  to hear their favourite political parties pump them up during  the forthcoming Punggol East by-election on 26 January. Many have [...]

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