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Thursday November 29th 2018

Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job

Dear Panel (REACH),

Thank you for the referral to WSG which is actually futile.

I concluded the appointment with a Mr Cheng (Senior Career Coach) feeling more discouraged and distressed than before the meeting.

The coach is extremely sarcastic and apathetic towards my situation and asked if I actually wanted a job or career, if my skills is on par with others (foreigners)? He further said a toilet cleaner is also a job and he can provide me if I wanted it!

He ended by telling me to think things through if I want a job or career and provided me with their template resume. A career according to the Coach is a Lifelong commitment until death. WSG later called telling me that the Panel has made a wrong referral to Lifelong Learning Institute as they’re not the right agency to assist with job search.

I wonder if foreign talents have to go through the same insults and grilling when easily locating a job here? Through this incident, I realise the whole Singapore system is a sham! From the Elections, to the inadequate Social Safety Nets, to the PAP appointed Judges right down to the Wayang Politicians. I have not seen either Denise Phua or Adrian Sim at my area again after the last elections.

I really do not know what the future is for youngsters like myself and if our elders still believe in the government’s lack of vision for the country post-LKY?

Yours faithfully,
H W Ang

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4 Responses to “Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job”

  1. J Y says:

    Not only the career coach behaved that way. Even your parents, siblings, friends or relatives can behave that way. And the coach was just a stranger who had met you for once only. Even people you have known for years can behave in that way. It is the reality in the world today. Many people will at most listen quietly to your plight but couldn’t provide any help. Maybe they can just say things like you can approach the coach who also cannot help much.

  2. Owen says:

    hi Mr Ang,
    Try to look for jobs yourself and plan your own career’s path. No points seeking those so called career coach from the G.

    They are very much useless and they just do as a job only. Got it?

    Don’t give up and god blessed your path for getting a job

  3. Anthony says:

    Meeting the career councillor from WSG is a COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME!! When I (a Singapore born and raised citizen) was in Singapore earlier this year and looking for an IT job, I was invited to meet a WSG councillor in March. The malay lady councillor told me if I couldn’t get a job after 3-4 months, I should just pack my stuff and return back to the UK. So I did after 3 months and better still I got a great job after 2 weeks of search in London.

    You mentioned ‘I really do not know what the future is for youngsters like myself and if our elders still believe in the government’s lack of vision for the country post-LKY? ‘ All I can say is this government couldn’t give a damn about their own true blue citizens. Be brave, find a job overseas and leave Singapore for good!

  4. Mr. Koh says:

    Hi Ang,

    I am saddened to learn of your encounter, having gone through similar circumstances as you.

    It is unfortunate that we have to endure such difficult job market as Singaporeans striving to eke out a living in our very own country.

    Perhaps you can think of selling your flat or pawn your other valuables for the time being and find a place to rent in Johor Bahru, or even temporarily sheltering in Batam or Bangkok and find a woman start a new life?

    Driving Grab is also a viable option for the jobless or those seeking a mid-career change, who knows you may meet your prospective future employer and get a new lease of life!

    If its your wife and children you are worried about, how about placing them under foster care where they will get better accommodation, better nutrition and better education? This will give them a much better future and higher chances at getting the career of their dreams.

    Your wife can also work as a lived-in cleaner, house maid or serve as elderly care to supplement the family income.

    In time, I’m sure your lot will improve and then you can think of getting your family back or starting a new family in JB, Batam or Bangkok.

    If you would like more information on obtaining loans to start a business or migrating to neighboring countries, please PM me, I’m always glad to help out with more information.

    As a fellow Singaporean, I’m glad that the PAP government is always there to assist down and out Singaporeans with Skill Future, Career Future and Work SG!

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