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Saturday October 27th 2018

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

Hi Gilbert,

Thanks for the follow-up.

Things are better at my end now but I am still not out of the woods. I have been attending interviews but have not gotten past the first round. I highly suspect its due to my age and my last drawn salary. Employers now seem to only hire cheap and young candidates that will slave for them with no questions asked at pathetic wages, and will not pay for a more experienced candidate, which is very disheartening. Employees are commoditized and are thrown out of consideration at the whim of employers. This makes me wonder even if I get a job, how long will it be before I am out of work again? Is there anyway to gain some permanence, consistency and stability in our lives in Singapore anymore?

How do families cope at a time like this when their bread-winner is laid off? Government training is only provided for menial jobs, which are unable to pay for the extremely high cost of living and having a roof over our heads in Singapore. It seems that the government is only doing a superficial job of pretending to help its citizens, while high-ranking officials enjoy their fat salary packages, without any pay cuts, even when they fail to help their fellow country men. Instead, these officials still try to sound like they know-it-all.

How can I get some part-time work while looking for a full-time job?


Mr Yan

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One Response to “PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future”

  1. Owen says:

    Hi Yan

    Don’t give up!! Keep trying and look for any jobs along the way. There is silverlings in every clouds. Keep positive!

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