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Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET

Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt and heartfelt reply, I do appreciate it and your story. I was just reading a self-improvement book earlier and it says happiness = ratio of Accomplishments : [...]

Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Hi Mr Gilbert, I’m sorry to disturb you. I’m a single mom of 6 kids staying in a 1-room rental flat and currently unemployed due to my youngest 4-year-old daughter not in school yet. My [...]

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Amanda and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Hi, I am Amanda and I graduated from NUS with a Bachelor [...]

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Good afternoon Mr Gilbert. I need your help…right now I am facing a financial melt down. My hubby has been sacked by a company last year and he managed to get a contract job as a packer [...]

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

GIORDANO ORIGINALS SINGAPORE PTE LTD 85% of employees are foreigners! Contract says, 44-hours work per week, 1 and  1/2 day off but they made us work more than 44 hourrs per week, sometimes they [...]

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

If what you said is true, PLRD (Police Licensing and Regulatory Department) knows about this problem due to lots of feedback from the people, they should come out with their reasons why the rules is [...]

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

When Singaporeans complain about foreigners, they are particularly referring to people from their neighbouring country “Malaysia”. Most Singaporeans are afraid to discriminate and complain [...]

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Gerry and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Gerry: I am young, qualified and jobless deaf [...]

Malaysian saying why they won’t convert to be Singaporean citizen

Malaysian saying why they won’t convert to be Singaporean citizen

I cannot speak for other nationalities but for Malaysians working in Singapore it makes more sense to retain their Malaysian citizenship….so you see many working in Singapore, some for 25 [...]

ITE student feeling anxious about miscommunication with lecturer at AMK ITE centre

ITE student feeling anxious about miscommunication with lecturer at AMK ITE centre

Dear Reach Panel, I am a student at ITE College Central (AMK) and am very stressed regarding a situation at school which did not help even after my parents have spoken to a section head. I was [...]

PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

Hi Gilbert, I am out of work again. I left my last job as I was too stressed. I only lasted eight months in that job. So far I have been jobless for over 4 months. I have serious doubts [...]

19-year-old’s regret on loss of investment into toxic schemes by Datuk Fan brothers

19-year-old’s regret on loss of investment into toxic schemes by Datuk Fan brothers

Hi Gilbert I came across your article on transitioning.org about the scam of these devious Fan brothers. And here is my story. When I was 19, I was invited to a friend to their chalet countdown [...]

Job vacancy for part-time IT support work paying $130 daily

Job vacancy for part-time IT support work paying $130 daily

Dear Gilbert, I am looking for someone to perform IT support work at a client site. The company is eXSYS Pte Ltd. www.exsys.com.sg. This can be a part-time position, 3 days a week. For [...]

22-year-old psychology graduate from a British university finding it tough to get work

22-year-old psychology graduate from a British university finding it tough to get work

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online June and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? June: I am a recent Psychology graduate [...]

Business schemes by brothers who are Datuks cause millions in losses

Business schemes by brothers who are Datuks cause millions in losses

Hi Gilbert The Fan brothers started off as associates in Sunshine Empire with James Phang Wah as their mentor. Following the collapse of Sunshine Empire due to the investigation by CAD [...]

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