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Thursday September 1st 2016

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Expat enquiring on delay of approval for Employment Pass

Expat enquiring on delay of approval for Employment Pass

Hi Guys, This is re my application for EPass that has been pending for almost two months. First, the application was made on July 01, 2016. Tried the SAT Application and it showed that I am [...]

Accountant gave up $200,000/year job to be stay-at-home dad

Accountant gave up $200,000/year job to be stay-at-home dad

The current economic crisis has thrown wide open the traditional role of the breadwinner in the family and we see many male PMETs stay at home to care for the kids often out of necessity than [...]

Singaporean unhappy with existence of vice websites in Singapore

Singaporean unhappy with existence of vice websites in Singapore

Hi Gilbert, I am really wondering if the Singapore police force is under staffed. Look at the number of vice sites for prostitutes in [...]

Cleaner PMET with advanced cancer lost her US$9,000/month overseas contract but found peace

Cleaner PMET with advanced cancer lost her US$9,000/month overseas contract but found peace

Hi Gilbert Sometimes life just can’t get any better from having a pink of health. I have diploma but look what am I doing now? However, being a cleaner after all is a decent earning. What to [...]

Health care worker forced to resign and feeling apprehensive about the dark future

Health care worker forced to resign and feeling apprehensive about the dark future

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, I stumbled across your website while finding for jobs, and I found it to be very useful and supportive. In short, I found solace. To start off, I am a Singaporean and have [...]

Why our local IT sector is dominated by foreign Indians

Why our local IT sector is dominated by foreign Indians

Let me share my thoughts on this issue as far as my memories permit. In the mid-late 90s, while I started my further education in marketing management after failing to complete my 3rd year poly [...]

39-year-old mother of 2 kids laid off in the oil & gas industry and feeling depressed

39-year-old mother of 2 kids laid off in the oil & gas industry and feeling depressed

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website on Transitioning.org when I was searching for advice or help on employment. I have been unemployed for a few months. I was laid off by my Russian company [...]

SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

Dear Sir, Good afternoon. My name is Liza. I am a single mum of 2 kids age 8 and  6 years old. I also live with my mum in a 2 room rental flat. I get to know you through your f.acebook  [...]

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Hi Mr Gilbert, My husband was shouted at in a department meeting by the GM to get out of the room and that he is no longer a part of his team. He was happy and productively working at the job [...]

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Hi Gilbert I am currently unemployed and 29 years old. I have a degree in science. I am planning to study accounting to increase my job opportunities. I hope I can get a job through this [...]

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

  Avoid going to e2i job fairs! Been jobless since 1 month ago... There were various industries, hotel, retail, F &B etc. I went to the retail industry instead as I have almost [...]

Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Hi Gilbert, I’m a degree holder and I am having difficulties finding a job which can offer me a salary of at least $2K. In fact, I’m actually having difficulties in getting interviews from the [...]

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Hi, I'm so glad I have found your website. I'm currently jobless and homeless. It's impossible for anybody to understand but I wish to be anonymous for this. I came from an abusive/demanding [...]

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Dear Gilbert, I am a fourth generation Millennial Singaporean. I am writing this article as a rant anonymously and this is the first time I am doing so to pen my thoughts down to vent my [...]

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Hello Gilbert, I have been offered a contract  to work for a government stat board, and am  supposed to start work today. However they called me yesterday and told me that my work start date [...]

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