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Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Hi, I’m a SPR, currently working as Civil Engineer since May 2015 and is under probation for 4 months. Graduated with a degree overseas but I finished my O levels in Singapore. I obtained [...]

Indian PR probed Singaporean who lost her job to FT: “Was there something she is not telling us?”

Indian PR probed Singaporean who lost her job to FT: “Was there something she is not telling us?”

I stumbled upon this page by chance while browsing something else. I think there is something missing in this article. So let me try to weigh in here. A brief intro – I am an Indian citizen holding [...]

29-year-old SMU accountancy student jobless for 2 years and feeling hopeless

29-year-old SMU accountancy student jobless for 2 years and feeling hopeless

Dear Gilbert, I am a graduate of SMU, and have trouble finding a job for 2 years. I am wondering if there are any opportunities here because I have been looking on craigslist, indeed, jobsdb, [...]

Inside the mind of a matured jobless Singaporean

Inside the mind of a matured jobless Singaporean

When you are unemployed and over-40s, you get depression. You may be able to sleep at night but depression hits in the morning 5am-7am. Getting out of bed is a chore, life seems pointless. Staying [...]

49-year-old marketing professional jobless for half a year and survive by doing hourly-rated telemarketing job

49-year-old marketing professional jobless for half a year and survive by doing hourly-rated telemarketing job

Dear Gilbert I am a 49-year-old male marketing professional who has been trying very hard to land a job for the last half year. I have registered my resume with all the possible job portals [...]

Local PMET forced to pay agency compensation after pre-matured resignation from company

Local PMET forced to pay agency compensation after pre-matured resignation from company

Hi Gilbert, I've decided to email you since I'm really desperate and has no one to turn to. I'm 27 years old this year and recently got a permanent job through a Recruitment Agency.  When I [...]

Singaporean working in digital tech MNC supports foreign influx

Singaporean working in digital tech MNC supports foreign influx

I think it depends on the industry you are in, not every industry is like that. I am a Singaporean, working for a Western company in the digital tech industry. In our industry, there are not [...]

Problems of our job market: Pro-employer, ageism and contractual employment

Problems of our job market: Pro-employer, ageism and contractual employment

The current government has not done enough to move ahead as a real fair employment country and protect our local employees. It is still very pro-employer market as a developed nation. These are [...]

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

Dear Gilbert, I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean with 3 kids and Master degree holder. I have been in the private education industry for the past 13 years. My [...]

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

I graduated from a local university and my career path is somewhat similar as the author. It took me 1 year and 1 month before I got my first job at a MNC for $1800. Median pay for grads few yrs [...]

Lady PMET with first class honours jobless and asking for more labour protection

Lady PMET with first class honours jobless and asking for more labour protection

I am a Singaporean degree holder who has graduated with first class honours from an established university. I even got a first position in my whole entire class for my thesis. My CV is pretty [...]

18-year-old foreigner on PR status checking on renunciation of PR to escape national service

18-year-old foreigner on PR status checking on renunciation of PR to escape national service

Hi, I feel slightly embarrassed to ask about issues which have seemingly been addressed over and over again - but feel unsettled without a definitive answer. I'm extremely sorry if I've offended [...]

43-year-old senior manager earning more than $10,000/month forced to resign on the spot by MBS

43-year-old senior manager earning more than $10,000/month forced to resign on the spot by MBS

Hi Gilbert, l work as a Senior Manager in Marina Bay Sands (MBS). l am currently 43 years old. Last Thursday, l was called into a meeting room and handed a termination letter and pay for [...]

Singaporean tower crane operator terminated by main con for exposing unsafe construction practices at Punggol HDB site

Singaporean tower crane operator terminated by main con for exposing unsafe construction practices at Punggol HDB site

Hi Gilbert I’m Edward a Singaporean tower crane operator. My salary is only $2500 but I was terminated by my company for exposing unsafe practices at my construction site.at Punggol after [...]

Daughter of mum complained about gross hospital lapses at Changi General Hospital

Daughter of mum complained about gross hospital lapses at Changi General Hospital

Dear Panel, I would like to feedback about the severe and dire consequences of the uncontrolled immigration and privatisation of public hospital policies that led to undesirable outcomes which we [...]

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