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Our new partner SnapJobs: a new handy apps for jobseekers

Our new partner SnapJobs: a new handy apps for jobseekers

Hi Gilbert, SnapJobs is a mobile app that helps jobseekers connect directly with companies mainly in the non-professional sector, jobs in retail, F&B, events and etc. It is FREE for [...]

Matured jobless PMET moving forward with our resources provided

Matured jobless PMET moving forward with our resources provided

Hi Gilbert, Thank you so much for listening and following up on my case. It has never crossed my mind that I will come to a stage where I would question myself, my life purposes and even my [...]

Local factory operator replaced at Tanesei Trading Pte Ltd by foreign workers

Local factory operator replaced at Tanesei Trading Pte Ltd by foreign workers

Dear Ms Hamzah (MCI), I am writing to inform you about my unfair dismissal due to the absence of an independent Union to represent Workers' interests as well as MOM infrequent audit checks on [...]

Sister appealing for assistance to low-income single-parent brother with two sons

Sister appealing for assistance to low-income single-parent brother with two sons

Dear Mr. Goh, Today I'm writing on behalf of my brother Mr. Aw who is a 57 years old single parent working as a gardener. He is drawing a salary of $1.2k monthly with 2 young sons age 13 and [...]

Jobless millenial managed to get a 50%-paycut job offer after 7 interviews

Jobless millenial managed to get a 50%-paycut job offer after 7 interviews

Hi Gilbert, It's me again with another rant.. I don't log in often but here's an update on my situation. I will feel a load off my chest if I can at least share this with someone. I prefer not [...]

Jobless millenial’s rant about wayang Jobsbank and open-door FT issue

Jobless millenial’s rant about wayang Jobsbank and open-door FT issue

Hi Gilbert, This came about when I spoke to a friend recently saying Gov measures are tightening foreigner inflow...I am here to debunk that myth. Feel free to post/edit as you see fit. Alot of [...]

Singaporean PMET bullied by foreigners in his workplace and against local talent replacement

Singaporean PMET bullied by foreigners in his workplace and against local talent replacement

Dear Singaporeans I felt the frustration in every one of you, and the agony you have faced in the endless wave of foreigners flooding into Singapore. I know the issues you’re facing in your [...]

Jobless PMET gave up job searching to take care of cancer-stricken teacher friend

Jobless PMET gave up job searching to take care of cancer-stricken teacher friend

How do I survive without a full-time job in Singapore? As we know, Singapore unemployment rate rose to 2 percent in June, but that's not counting the underemployed, discouraged workers and [...]

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 [...]

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