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Monday May 30th 2016

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Why discriminate against local tennis coaches?

Why discriminate against local tennis coaches?

Dear Mr Gilbert I hope you can share my story. It is very tough for Singapore tennis coaches to survive in Singapore. There are very little tennis courts in Singapore. Many of the courts are [...]

Housewife with twin babies struggling with 5 more days of milk powder and seeking help

Housewife with twin babies struggling with 5 more days of milk powder and seeking help

Hi Mr Gilbert, I was wondering if you are still giving a helping hand to people in need. Currently I am in quite a bad shape. I know you have helped me before for a few months and I have [...]

Unemployed graduate turns to Uber driving and recommending it to the rest

Unemployed graduate turns to Uber driving and recommending it to the rest

Dear Gilbert, Good day! Many many years ago I wrote to you to complain about how I wasn’t able to get a job in the SG  job market and looking back , now I am 100 % convinced that our G is [...]

Asst engineer who became production technician quit midway and made to pay penalty

Asst engineer who became production technician quit midway and made to pay penalty

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you Sir. First came to know about your website through a friend social network media. Understand that you are doing for a good cause for the unemployed locals. I have [...]

Young couple struggling with high cost of living and requesting assistance

Young couple struggling with high cost of living and requesting assistance

Hi Gilbert, I hope this email find you well. This is the first time I’m writing to you. I am a 26 years old lady with 2 kids age 3 and 1. My husband is a freelance driver. Recently, we [...]

Desperate PMET left with only $4 in Eazilink and seeking help

Desperate PMET left with only $4 in Eazilink and seeking help

Hi Gilbert How have you been? I just found a job,  finished my 2nd day at work and manage to get a place to stay. It took me months before I managed to get a job as a limo driver driving Uber [...]

Re-employed lady PMET in her 30s jobless again after 6 months and feeling lost

Re-employed lady PMET in her 30s jobless again after 6 months and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert, I have wrote in to you before on seeking advice about 2 years back. After I have contacted you and went for a short counselling session, soon I found a job in Singapore however the [...]

European jobseeker enquiring on HIV medical test for pre-employment criterion

European jobseeker enquiring on HIV medical test for pre-employment criterion

Dear Mr. Goh I hope this email finds you well. I am sending you this email seeking your assistance. I have to be honest with you as you are the 2nd person after my consult I am disclosing [...]

University graduate became a home cleaner but with a happy ending

University graduate became a home cleaner but with a happy ending

Hello Gilbert, I hope this mail  finds you well. I am an avid admirer of the works you are doing and a regular reader of the posts on your website. Through the posts by your readers, I [...]

48-year-old IT specialist jobless since August last year with internet/phone cut off

48-year-old IT specialist jobless since August last year with internet/phone cut off

Hi Gilbert, I sincerely hope you could help me as I'm at wits end. I'm 48 now and been out of job since last August. Worse is my new house is coming and I am penniless. I've been trying [...]

Local PMET replaced by Indian expat and requested for Ebook

Local PMET replaced by Indian expat and requested for Ebook

Hi Gilbert, My name is Leon. I have been retrenched last year since July 2015, and have since been looking out for job. I was doing some trading but it was not so consistent. As usual, the [...]

Local PMET targetted for verbal abuse and felt traumatized at work

Local PMET targetted for verbal abuse and felt traumatized at work

Dear Gilbert, Apology that I would have to seek for your advice for the below matters. As of November 2015 I started working at an MNC as an executive, in the beginning before the employment I [...]

European expat on 90-day social visa enquiring on setting a business in Singapore with fiancee

European expat on 90-day social visa enquiring on setting a business in Singapore with fiancee

Hello, I've been reading up quite a lot on what I have to do, and I have been doing a lot of research online. I have even gone as far to consulting accounting services, and I have spoken to [...]

35-years-old with “O” levels jobless for 2 years and feeling grim

35-years-old with “O” levels jobless for 2 years and feeling grim

Dear Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well. I am seeking some advice from you. I have been unemployed for the last 2 years, doing mostly part time admin work. A search for a full time [...]

Comment: Retrenchment benefits – meant for angmos in MNCs only?

Comment: Retrenchment benefits – meant for angmos in MNCs only?

Singapore has absolutely no legal requirement for any company (including civil service) to provide for any retrenchment benefits. The Employment Act only states that workers are allowed to [...]

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