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Saturday February 25th 2017

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Hi,

I’m so glad I have found your website.

I’m currently jobless and homeless. It’s impossible for anybody to understand but I wish to be anonymous for this.

I came from an abusive/demanding family which I had to leave to survive. I met someone who really loved me from another part of the world and got married. We lived together while I worked in my previous job and he tried to find work and develop his own project on the side.

A few months ago, I got terribly sick. I have problems with my stomach and went in and out of hospital. I have to quit my job and we survived on our savings.

Things went downhill from there, especially since my husband couldn’t find a job. The place we rented was too costly to live without a job. We lived in JB for a while as it’s more affordable here until we could sort things out.

This has been our lives for two months already.

Half of our savings are already gone and I need to find a job despite my health issues. We tried finding a job abroad but so far there is nothing.

I have no idea what to do. I have no friends, no relatives, no family. My family disowns me, my relatives are too demanding and my acquaintances won’t understand.

I can’t go to my husband’s country due to visa and money issues despite he has an amazing mother.

I’m still trying to find a job, so is he. .I tried finding freelance or to work remotely. I’ve re-written my resume and helped my husband for his but so far there is nothing.

If I land a job in Singapore, we still have to stay in JB as we can’t afford rent in Singapore. This will take a toil on my health plus the travelling will also suck my transport spending. We will try to borrow from his relatives and some of my acquaintances if either of us land a job. That is our only hope.

I’m also trying to help my husband find a job. He was almost offered a good job abroad but it didn’t worked out. That was the saddest day for him.

If only I could find a place to stay without paying so much. Even camping is a problem in Singapore. My husband and I wanted to try to open our own project when I was still working. We would do it again if we were given the chance. I want to recover and develop my skills.

We are both professional adults who are jobless and surviving on instant noodles almost daily. Or just egg with rice and soya sauce.

I know you get a lot of mails daily and I hope not to burden you.

I don’t know who to ask for help, but thank you for reading this mail.

Down-but-not-out

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3 Responses to “Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost”

  1. julie says:

    Hi, Gilbert

    Can you provide me the contact # of this person. I am looking for a stay at home telemarketer. Thanks.

    Julie Ngau

  2. J Y says:

    You can go to see your MP, CDC or nearest family service centre. You can also migrate to your husband’s country and find a job there. Why can he still stay in SG when he is jobless? Is he a PR? Or find a job in JB and migrate there? The pay is lower in JB, but the cost of living is also lower.

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