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57-year-old divorced local PMET used to earn $26,000/month now seeking assistance on downward variation of $7000 maintenance

57-year-old divorced local PMET used to earn $26,000/month now seeking assistance on downward variation of $7000 maintenance

Hi Gilbert, I came across your interesting website while surfing the Internet in search of advice on the above matters. I divorced in 2013 and presently looking for a job. My maintenance order requires me to pay my ex-wife $4000/month and [...]

Ex-top civil servant struggled after forced to resign to take rap over suspected CBT case involving staff

Ex-top civil servant struggled after forced to resign to take rap over suspected CBT case involving staff

Dear Gilbert Happy 2015 to you and the folks over at Transitioning.Org. 2014 was a year I’d very much like to forget and if there was ever the case of someone from The Matrix offering me the red pill or the blue pill, I’d no sooner take [...]

Adverse feedback from previous company costs nurse two new jobs

Adverse feedback from previous company costs nurse two new jobs

Dear Gilbert, I'm writing to you because I am at a loss on what to do and who to seek for help regarding this issue. Earlier this year I started work under XXX healthcare group. Before starting work, I underwent an interview by the clinic [...]

Local accountant used to earn $10,000 as CFO now works as accounts manager with half the pay and vow to vote against PAP

Local accountant used to earn $10,000 as CFO now works as accounts manager with half the pay and vow to vote against PAP

Dear Gilbert, I wish to share with you my bitter experience while seeking for a job after being made redundant. Over the last 12 years I was a Chief Financial Officer with a reputable Japanese logistics firm. Last year the company announced [...]

Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Dear Dr. Lam (PAP MP) I, Mike Yeo, stand before you at my wits end. I used to be a Regional Marketing / Sales and Training Manager for a pharmaceutical company and it was effectively a Regional Director's position. I was earning about [...]

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Dear Mr Lee Hiseh Loong and Mr Teo Chee Hean, First of all, I’ll like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll like to apologies for sending this long and boring email during this festive season as I understand that you [...]

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

I am a 52-year-old unemployed of a Malay race. I have been unemployed for 1 year plus and the help I received so far is from the CDC. I got retrenched from the position of safety coordinator I worked for due to end of contract and the person that [...]

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

Hi Gilbert, I am a IT professional who has been unemployed for 6 months. Initially I thought with the government launching the job portal. I will get a better chance in finding a better job after working in a SME for 5 years without a career [...]

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

Hi Gilbert I am a 51-year-old PME who  just got retrenched from my hiring manager position. There are some things I would like to share here. As a hiring manager, my role is to employ people who fit the jobs advertised. When I look at the [...]

65-year-old PME struggles on $500/month CPF withdrawal and looking for work opportunities

65-year-old PME struggles on $500/month CPF withdrawal and looking for work opportunities

Thanks for allowing us to interview you, can you please introduce abit of yourself to us first? At 65 now I feel that I am the man of the house so I am considered the breadwinner and therefore even though my wife is working, she is getting the [...]

Singaporean PMET unfairly dismissed by Filipino superior and has to leave within 1/2 hour

Singaporean PMET unfairly dismissed by Filipino superior and has to leave within 1/2 hour

Gilbert, Thanks for the support and guidance you have given to fellow Singaporeans on their job problems. I am also facing a very bad experience recently on my job  and decided to write this email to you and hopefully you can give me some [...]

50-year-old graduate PME unemployed for 15 months and feeling ashamed

50-year-old graduate PME unemployed for 15 months and feeling ashamed

I am a 50-year-old PME who has been unemployed for a year and 3 months. I used to word as a manager in an MNC in Singapore. I resigned from my job due to the stress I faced at work which was accumulative and the unfairness I felt as compared to [...]

Is SIA practising Singaporean-first policy in their pilot hiring criterion?

Is SIA practising Singaporean-first policy in their pilot hiring criterion?

Dear Gilbert I refer to two articles posted on your website  "insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots" and "letter of appeal to Prime Minister's office for the job security of SIA pilots." From the two articles, most [...]

Malay woman terminated by Alatas Singapore after working for 3 weeks due to pregnancy

Malay woman terminated by Alatas Singapore after working for 3 weeks due to pregnancy

Dear Sir / Madam, I would like to bring up this matter to your attention. I was just employed by this company last month on the 10th of Nov 2014 as a Receptionist cum Admin Assistant under the accounts dept. As usual I will have to go [...]

Insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots?

Insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots?

My heart sank last month when I learnt in the news of the missing Singaporean pilot, Mr Lua Boon Huan, in Indonesia. I am immensely sympathetic to his family and am very worried about him, because I was once, like him, a young, ambitious Singaporean [...]

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