I am a 38-years-old male. I started working late in my life at 28.
I developed depression when I was studying at NTU and dropped out after almost 2 years.
Nevertheless I subsequently went on to get a degree at SIM, before landing my first job in a finance company.
I worked for slightly more than 2 years at my job before been fired for chronically late for work.
I started looking for another job and was lucky enough to be hired at another company.
Here, I stayed for only 7 months because they refused to confirm me after the probation period.
Due to insomnia and depression, I was still going to work late very often and my work performance suffered.
During this time my marriage was also on the rocks.
After 6 months of joblessness, I got a job as a high school teacher overseas. Here I stayed for 15 months, before leaving to start a small bar business with a partner.
Two years passed. All this while, my depression stayed with me and my marriage remained on the rocks.
Being away from my wife helped.
Then earlier this year, my relationship with my partner broke down. We sold the business at a profit nonetheless, and I returned to Singapore.
I stayed at home, jobless.
My marriage was still on the rocks. Then I met a young woman, and started a relationship with her.
To cut a long story short, my wife found out some 4 months later, then the woman and I moved out together. My wife started filing for divorce.
We found out that she is pregnant 2 weeks ago.
She is due for an abortion on Monday, because there is no way she would keep the baby when I am not yet divorced and without a job.
She is Indonesian. If her company found out she was pregnant she would lose her job too.
The abortion, sadly, has to happen.
But apart from that, I am in desperate need of a job.
My many applications have been met with no reply so far.
The way I see it, I have been out of the Singapore workforce for too long, with an embarassing employment history of been fired from my jobs, and being 38 years old.
My savings are running dry and we are renting a room. I desperately need to be employed.
And I am still suffering from severe depression.
I hope you can offer help. I have attached my résumé for your reference.
Editor’s note: We have assigned the writer with a counsellor to assist him during this difficult journey and will look out suitable jobs for him.Number of View: 1877