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Friday July 25th 2014

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Singaporean frustrated with bad service provided by Filipino workers at Changi Airport

Singaporean frustrated with bad service provided by Filipino workers at Changi Airport

Dear Sir/Mdm, On 8 June 2014 at about 1800hrs, I called Changi Airport Passengers Meeting Service (65439297) to book their service. A man with a foreign accent answered the call. I asked him if he received my email and he [...]

42-year-old jobless PMET feeling frustrated that he is unable to gain access to banking sector

42-year-old jobless PMET feeling frustrated that he is unable to gain access to banking sector

Dear Gilbert, I need your help as age is not on my side. I will turn 42 this year. I have work hard to upgrade myself over the years and have obtained a university degree. It is very demoralising that I can't even get a job despite the [...]

Malaysian moved to Melbourne for better lifestyle and safer environment for children

Malaysian moved to Melbourne for better lifestyle and safer environment for children

Beautiful Melbourne Transitioning: Thanks for completing this questionaire and first of all please tell us abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Dawn: I’m 40, married with 3 children. I [...]

Citizen complaining about lack of enforcement at Peace Centre’s sleazy atmosphere

Citizen complaining about lack of enforcement at Peace Centre’s sleazy atmosphere

Dear Encik Masagos, Ministry of Home Affairs Salam and I would like to feedback on the not-so-Peaceful  Peace Centre and its rowdy/sleazy activities taking place with your ministry licensing permit. My relative who lives across the street and [...]

Jobless 34-year-old programmer who stayed only 2-15 months in any job looking for direction

Jobless 34-year-old programmer who stayed only 2-15 months in any job looking for direction

Hi Gilbert, I saw various posts that you guys have worked on this website, and I was encouraged to send out this email. I never thought that I would end up in such a predicament. It has come to the extent that I have no choice but to send [...]

Jobless lady PMET baffled by mysterious job advertisements that appeared for several months

Jobless lady PMET baffled by mysterious job advertisements that appeared for several months

Hi Gilbert, I have been reading your site for a long time and I both empathise and sympathise with those who have been subject to harsh treatment by errant employers and also those experiencing prolonged fruitless job searches. I am unemployed [...]

Single mum who attempted suicide over housing issue called by HDB for June BTO exercise

Single mum who attempted suicide over housing issue called by HDB for June BTO exercise

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for highlighting my situation in Transitioning's blog post. I'm very grateful. I appreciate that there are many fellow Singaporeans who care and are concerned for my well being. I am still trying hard to manage all my [...]

Crane operator complaints of too many foreigners in the industry pushing down salary

Crane operator complaints of too many foreigners in the industry pushing down salary

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, A brief introduction: I'm a crane operator. I have spent almost 3 years in this trade. I'm just sharing what our government has done to the crane industry. As we all can remember, somewhere about 1 year ago, this was [...]

Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website while Googling support for unemployed. Your website appeared before my eyes and I read the posts with a sharp pain in my heart. Your website gives me an avenue to voice my inner feelings that I have [...]

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Fred and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Fred: I am a local graduate who went through the mainstream education system like most [...]

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Dear Sir/Mdm, I'm writing to seek much needed help on acquiring a HDB flat for the sake of my growing kid. I am a single parent currently residing with my aged mother. HDB said I'm ineligible for a BTO flat as I'm an undischarged bankrupt [...]

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Hi Gilbert, Long time no speak. I can see you are very very busy standing up for the rights of Singaporean especially the unemployed. Hats off to you. I must say you have my utmost respect for what you are doing and proven that you are [...]

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer Mr Teo who suffers from mental/physical  illness received a legal letter  from law firm Yeo-Leong & Peh LLC to repay $807.36 in owed repayment tertiary loan instalment to DBS bank. He owes DBS bank the NUS Tuition Fee loan  [...]

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Dear Sir/Mdm, I’m writing to request for assistance. I’ve only commenced work in this company, Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd for 4 days when they abruptly told me that my service is not needed. The rest of the foreigners at the interviews [...]

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

Hi Gilbert, Below is my writing. I would like to remain anonymous. I was admitted to IMH twice last year. In all, I have spent six weeks in IMH. After I was discharged from IMH, my family wanted me to quit my job because they believed [...]

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