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Tuesday November 19th 2019

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Dear Gilbert, Thank you for hosting the above event; I got retrenched last year, my position was re-defined and given to foreign talent. After working 32 years in that company in a managerial [...]

Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Hi all Just wanted to share my own personal sentiments and experiences on the issue. I used to think I was the anomaly until I talked to more people and we all had the same issues! 1. Since Dec [...]

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Hi, I am a citizen of India and need an EP to work in Singapore. Infosys made me an offer but could not get an EP. Next Cognizant failed to get an EP. Now Comtel solution is trying to get an [...]

Hindu family whose breadwinner has stroke facing HDB eviction on 31st October with default of $5919

Hindu family whose breadwinner has stroke facing HDB eviction on 31st October with default of $5919

Mr Rajah  will be celebrating Deepavali this year with his family of four but not in the usual giety as in previous years. The family will be watching the mail in the letter box anxiously in the [...]

Deepavali special: 33-year-old mum of three kids struggled with diabetes, sick husband and homelessness

Deepavali special: 33-year-old mum of three kids struggled with diabetes, sick husband and homelessness

I felt bad making Usha meet me at the Chinatown MRT station as her preferred choice is at the Bukit Merah Polyclinic where she did her dressing for her abscess wound due to her chronic diabetic [...]

Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum on ground-up charities on 26th October

Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum on ground-up charities on 26th October

In the course of helping the poor and needy here, I discovered - much to my pleasant surprise - many ground-up charities going about alleviating the various multi-faceted needs of poverty through [...]

Singaporean made to pay $70,000 bond after failing aircraft engineering course with SIA EC

Singaporean made to pay $70,000 bond after failing aircraft engineering course with SIA EC

Dear Gilbert, I am Ms Tan, wife of Mr Ho and I am writing because I have found a waiver appeal letter you wrote previously to Mr Heng Swee Kiat to help Mr Zulkifli and his daughter who was made to [...]

Mass boycott of public transport on 20 October (Sunday)

Mass boycott of public transport on 20 October (Sunday)

We urge all Singaporeans aghast by the recent announcement of record-high increase in transport fare to boycott MRT and bus transport on 20th October (Sunday) in a civil protest against this move. [...]

Commentary: Poverty a political tool used to win election?

Commentary: Poverty a political tool used to win election?

Poverty is a powerful tool used by those in power. A cycle of handing-out cash freebies is both addictive to the one receiving and the one providing. Do not get me wrong as I believe people in [...]

Young graduate bullied at workplace and forced to resign after 9 months

Young graduate bullied at workplace and forced to resign after 9 months

Dear Mr Gilbert, I have been unemployed for 9 months and have been reading your website for encouragement. I've finally worked up the courage to email you - I would like to receive a copy of your [...]

30-year-old single Singaporean struggling with his parents in our expensive city

30-year-old single Singaporean struggling with his parents in our expensive city

To Gilbert, Hi, My name is David Toh, I am a struggling middle-income 30-year-old man who lives with his retired parents with no siblings. I am writing to you today because I am quite worried [...]

Sandwiched-generation Singaporean driving Grab and struggled with high healthcare cost

Sandwiched-generation Singaporean driving Grab and struggled with high healthcare cost

Hi Gilbert I am your typical sandwiched generation staying in a 4-room HDB flat with elder parents and  my wife is pregnant with our third child. I gave up my full-time job about two years ago [...]

Singaporean studied Phd overseas because NUS rejected him based on age

Singaporean studied Phd overseas because NUS rejected him based on age

Hi Gilbert I am a Singaporean who is now a matured student in the University of Toronto. I am not an economics student though I maintain keen interest in economics. I think you are doing a [...]

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Hi Gilbert This morning I received a official copy of warning letter and my company has requested that I sign. Due to incorrect facts stated on the warning letter, I refused to sign. The [...]

Woman struggling with mortgage arrears, ill health and son’s ITE bill

Woman struggling with mortgage arrears, ill health and son’s ITE bill

To Whom It May Concern, I have previously appealed through the West Coast GRC MP to obtain assistance from South West CDC but received no fruitful result. Hence I would like your purported [...]

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