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Request for assistance for cardboard collector in her 70s staying at Veerasamy Road

Request for assistance for cardboard collector in her 70s staying at Veerasamy Road

Dear Gilbert, Good Day to you. I am writing in to seek assistance for a 70+ widowed old granny who struggles for her daily meal. Ah Mah stays at VeerasamyRoad  in a 3-room HDB [...]

Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass

Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass

LOC approved Postby mimo310 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:22 am Hi all, I have been lurking in the forum for a while and reaping benefits from all of your kind insights, so I thought I should give [...]

Staff sacked by NEA for falsifying records due to salary ceiling

Staff sacked by NEA for falsifying records due to salary ceiling

Hi Gilbert I have some issues with my previous and current work places. Before I  continue, I have not done any crime punishable by law. My first statutory board was NEA, which I have been [...]

60-years-old graduate PMET with 38 years of experience looking for part-time job to support family

60-years-old graduate PMET with 38 years of experience looking for part-time job to support family

Dear Mr Gilbert In 1991, my son was born and diagnosed with ptosis, coupled with a patch of birth mark below his chin. He is able to open his eyes only three days later after birth. His eye [...]

Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa (Singapore Expat Forum)

Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa (Singapore Expat Forum)

Topic: Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa Postby biggles » Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:54 am Hi all, I've done a bit of googling and searching through this forum but still unclear [...]

34-year-old jobless engineer PMET took a year off to care for sick mum and trying to stay positive

34-year-old jobless engineer PMET took a year off to care for sick mum and trying to stay positive

Hi Gilbert, I happened to chance upon your website and I am surprised on the counselling work that you have been offering. I am thinking that I need to get some help from you in career [...]

Resident of 4-room flat in opposition ward denied assistance by SSO

Resident of 4-room flat in opposition ward denied assistance by SSO

Dear Mr Goh, I am writing to you as I have failed in my bid to appeal for financial assistance for my aged and ailing mother from my MP of Aljunied who then refer me to CDC. I visited him on [...]

Young local PMET struggling in our fast-paced stressful work environment

Young local PMET struggling in our fast-paced stressful work environment

Hi Gilbert, I came across your site while surfing last night and I would first like to thank you for your bravery and passion towards helping the unemployed in Singapore. Indeed, as compared to [...]

Jobless Singaporean woman made a false police report and was threatened in the interrogation room

Jobless Singaporean woman made a false police report and was threatened in the interrogation room

Hi Gilbert, I have been seeking and asking around for advice but no one can help me. My story is very long but I will just summarised it. Last year I made a police report about a service [...]

35-year-old jobless lady looking for admin work opportunites and feeling desperate

35-year-old jobless lady looking for admin work opportunites and feeling desperate

Hi Gilbert, I would like to thank you for your help. I am writing this email is to seek a permanent job. I need a suitable job urgently and badly. I have been jobless for a month. I [...]

26-year-old matured student works in Macdonald earning $5.50/hour and facing pressure to support aging parents

26-year-old matured student works in Macdonald earning $5.50/hour and facing pressure to support aging parents

Hi Gilbert, My name is Kumar. I have recently been facing some major employment and financial troubles and was directed to seek you out for help in this matter. I'm not sure if you're able to [...]

Local PMET in IT sector laid off and currently facing financial difficulties

Local PMET in IT sector laid off and currently facing financial difficulties

Hi Gilbert, My Name is George, I have a diploma in Information Technology and more than ten years of working experience in this sector. My last position was with ABC PTE LTD as a Technical [...]

44-year-old MOE-trained local PMET terminated by employer without assistance by TAFEP/MOM

44-year-old MOE-trained local PMET terminated by employer without assistance by TAFEP/MOM

Dear Gilbert I am grateful to Richard for providing the linkage. I went to your website - was very touched by the people you helped. I am 44, a trained former MOE teacher. I have  since taught [...]

Singaporean manager fighting hard to save jobs for local PMETs in the IT industry

Singaporean manager fighting hard to save jobs for local PMETs in the IT industry

Hi Gilbert, First and foremost, thank you for organizing these Singapore First initiatives. As a Singaporean, I feel proud that we have an avenue to care for and to protect our fellow [...]

41-year-old ex-SAF PMET finding it tough to re-enter the workforce

41-year-old ex-SAF PMET finding it tough to re-enter the workforce

Hi Gilbert, My name is Gerald. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean and have been jobless since December 2014. I have also just graduated from my Bachelors in Business studies. I have approached a [...]

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