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Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Dear Mr Holdsworth and Mr Chee I trust this email finds you well. My name is xxxxxx and I recently joined Ink Singapore, two weeks ago, as a TAD Controller but I have resigned. Within this role, I report to Sandy Fong, Group Production [...]

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Johnson: I graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance [...]

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Hi Gilbert How are you? Thanks very much for responding to me. I have received your reply thank you. Actually, I started working two weeks ago in a UK MNC in Singapore doing publishing. I was managed by two persons; the Group Production [...]

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Hi Gilbert, I actually do admire what you do at Transitioning.org. I also have had the opportunity to read through some of the cases where you have assisted the less fortunate in finding employment opportunities online. My team and myself [...]

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Dear Mr Goh, I am writing to you as my sister (Ms B.M. Lim) and I are at our wits end with regards to our housing needs and we are unable to obtain any tangible help from either our PAP MPs or the HDB itself. You see, I am a single parent [...]

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Hi Gilbert How are you guys doing? I hope you are well. Just a quick update on my situation, just went for my follow-up with my psychiatrist last week, my depression is getting worst,  my anxiety disorder - there's is no sign of improvement [...]

Lady married PMET going jobless soon and getting worried

Lady married PMET going jobless soon and getting worried

Hi Gilbert, I stumped onto your blog to know that I am not alone. There are many many Singaporeans out there who face a similar bad job situation like me. I think joining the private sector is far worst than joining the government sector [...]

Jobless PMET forced to resign as asst property manager at town council

Jobless PMET forced to resign as asst property manager at town council

Dear Gilbert, I was a property agent for the past 3 years, prior to that I was a Tenancy Manager with a well-known relocation company. I only have a diploma in computer studies with Informatics. I was lucky enough to find jobs which I loved [...]

Networking session: How to Survive Unemployment 25 July (Fri) at 2.30pm

Networking session: How to Survive Unemployment 25 July (Fri) at 2.30pm

Dear Friends in Transition, Transitioning.org will be conducting a  networking session for those affected by the trauma of unemployment. Details are as follows:- Date: 25 Jul (Fri) Time 2.30pm to 5 pm Venue: To be confirmed The [...]

Jobless PMET don’t have money to bring son to doctor and won’t be celebrating Hari Raya

Jobless PMET don’t have money to bring son to doctor and won’t be celebrating Hari Raya

Hi Gilbert As mentioned via FB pm, please find attached my resume. I did not add my husband's "company" in my earlier resume as the company was not properly setup. The company is registered but there is nothing happening and he is still [...]

Apeal for long-term assistance for family with sick mum

Apeal for long-term assistance for family with sick mum

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you regarding someone whom I know that might need your assistance. Attached is a picture of the person who is living in a tiny place. My friend who goes by the name of [...]

Ramadan break fast aid: A blue Hari Raya for jobless father of three kids

Ramadan break fast aid: A blue Hari Raya for jobless father of three kids

Dear Gilbert, I'm a father of three young kids and the sole breadwinner of the family as my wife is not working. Its quite tedious when you are the only one working and especially so when  suddenly you go out of job. Wife has tried [...]

Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Good day Mr Gilbert I got your email from kak Zarina admin from 3R group in facebook. Recently I just lost my job and  there's alot of bills that I need to pay. I'm a father of 4 small children age below 7 years old, my wife is not working [...]

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Dear Mr Goh, I have to write to you again as my company, dr. CAFE Pte Ltd is as usual, delaying our salaries and CPF across the board beyond the accepted 7 days. This is the fifth time it has occurred without any penalty due to the government [...]

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

I don’t understand why everyone seems to be so in awe with joining a bank, even my undergrad niece insists she only wants to join the banking sector after school. Looks to me just a lot of smoke and mirrors about instant riches, trying to act [...]

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