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Sunday September 8th 2019

Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance

Hi Gilbert.

I stumble upon your website. I am a father of 2 with my wife currently pregnant giving birth really soon this mid August.

I’m working on a daily basis job. I obtained a WSQ diploma in Tourism. Currently I am doing level B WSH study and in Oct and I will be doing diploma in a local poly as a part timer.

I have a hard time securing a full time job which will able to suit my school schedule – it is on week day night and weekend hence I need an office hour job.

Plus I’m an ex-con who has served time in detention barrack in the year 2011 for drug use. I am a N level drop up. But I have been reshaping my life ever since though I am still struggling to get a good job in the line I like best.

My financial is running really low for me to sustain a month before the next pay day (if I got a full time job) and I am really worried as my wife is giving birth really soon as I am kinda broke with little to no saving left.


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One Response to “Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance”

  1. Jie Ming says:

    Hi Pal,

    In everyone’s life there are a second chance. It was a drug issue that landed you in jail. Just remember that you never again go back to your past lifestyle. It’s definitely hard for you to land a job because you have a price to pay for your past. But never give up. If society gave you a chance, you should also give yourself a chance. It’s not easy but push hard for your family members and all that loved you. I believe one day your family members will feel proud of your achievements.

    Have a great future!

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