Just to share my past agony with all netizens as an eye opener only.
When my husband was jobless for months as his duty under a building and construction company ended and whilst searching for a job under the same designation, tonnes of resume were submitted, went to numerous job walk in interviews and still not hired yet.
Savings were cashed out week by week to pay the necessary bills, marketing and stuff like that. Still with a positive mindset, hoping each and everyday that life will be better.
One month turned into several months, still no secure job despite being a temp cab driver and with credit loan to settle. From having a vehicle to no vehicle, from zero outstanding bills turned into a red warning letter. Our life change drastically like an earthquake with a 7.5 Riechtar scale.
Some companies replied to his CV but only willing to offer a very low rate. From having a BOOM pay out now turned into a DOOM pay out. *Feeling sick of life out of the sudden.
We decided to get help from the SSO, MSF etc. Soon after my husband got his full time job at the JP company hiring for fresh candidates to join their new upcoming project. We thank God for answering our prayers. *I said like finally.
SSO managed to help for 3-month term and will review our case if we STILL need further assistance. Now you tell me how can you survive for that current 3 months working in a new job and having insufficient amount to pay your bills, farecard, etc?
The SSO officer in charge confidently said that $2600 basic salary is more than enough to pay off your bills and all that. *WTFish – I said to myself. What we are asking is for her to kindly review and help for the next few more months only. It is not as if we are taking advantage of the community help. We seriously felt like a BEGGARS to their FACE.
Still feeling adamant, we decided to sell off our 4-room flat to help clear off the credits loans, outstanding bills, children’s savings, etc.
How many channels are there in Singapore that can really help Singaporean needy families who really need financial support to help sustain, motivate them or even help them reach out to better improve their financial status. Correct me if I’m wrong…
2017 and we ourselves noticed that we have always pay more to the government than we are able to save for our retirement age or things like that.
Even before the above-mentioned scenario, my husband used to take home $8-10k per month. Still a big sum will go the AXS machine to pay off bills *What else…
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