I write to thank Transitioning.org for being an avenue and channel for the local unemployed to voice out their grievances.
I am a 42-year-old engineer by profession graduating from oversea university and work in the oil and gas industries for 14 years in procurement.
The climate in my industries for the oil and gas is getting worst as more and more foreigners are competiting for jobs in my area and in the end sadly I can’t find any job that I can use my talent and skills to value add in Singapore.
As such, after 2005, I was retrenched in Singapore I have to move out to search for greener pasture but now that I havea new-born I have no choice but to find a local job.
I have been to one particular interview whereby a Indian national manager interviewed me and it was awful I must say – the minute I replied to his question that I am a Singaporean, he slows and stop his interview and say he has other interviewees to interview - immediately the next day my agency told me I was not selected.
I have no doubt about my work experience and capabilities but why Singapore is letting in so many foreigners to take away our jobs? Every country will protect their citizens first but my country don’t seem to behave that way – it is very sad honestly.
Now I hope to find a job overseas as there isn’t anything ironically for me in my own country.
I hope sincerely Singapore will be a better place for me and my family.
There must be change as I can see that I am one of the many victims here who find it hard to survive in my own country…
Thanks for hearing. God Bless.