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Saturday February 13th 2016

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Hi Gilbert I am a born bred Singaporean. I am pretty well educated armed with a MBA from a top 5 business school. I have been unsuccessfully looking for a job for three years. I was able to [...]

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

*SunGard is a FinTech company which has questionable HR practice. 1. The senior management are all French origin and the middle layer made up of FT Indians. No Chinese or Singaporean in [...]

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) hired teachers to teach English courses to students from China, Myanmar, Vietnam required by ICA before they can proceed to taking the diploma courses [...]

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Dear Mr Singh, Thank you for your prompt response, However, I still have another case that is bothering both my wife, Mdm Chow and I that we are unable to sleep for nights as we have a special [...]

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

Dear Mr Lim, I refer to your email dated 11 May 2014 to the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and our tele-conversation on 4 June 2014. As shared earlier, the email has been [...]

Another victim of cheating scam set up by Young PAP member company

Another victim of cheating scam set up by Young PAP member company

Dear Gilbert, I am writing in response to your article published yesterday, regarding a lady who was cheated of her life savings in which you encouraged similar victims of the scam to come [...]

Citizen cheated of money set up by Young PAP member company

Citizen cheated of money set up by Young PAP member company

To Whom It May Concern, Thank you for your emails even as the various other agencies (MAS, ACRA and SPF) have been passing on this buck one to another. For the record, my friends and I were [...]

Divorced childcare teacher suffering from depression and hating it

Divorced childcare teacher suffering from depression and hating it

Hi Gilbert, I think I desperately need some counselling. I have been getting recurring depression for the longest time. It’s really tiring. By right, I should feel top of the world since [...]

Singaporean PMET feeling like a minority worker in his Malaysian-majority workplace

Singaporean PMET feeling like a minority worker in his Malaysian-majority workplace

I just joined a company as a Sales Engineer and  noticed a worrying trend. Out of the 5 people in my dept, I am the only Singaporean. The rest are Malaysians driving their Malaysian-registered car, [...]

Indian PR feeling frustrated that wife and daughter could not get their permanent residency after three tries

Indian PR feeling frustrated that wife and daughter could not get their permanent residency after three tries

Hi, First, I would like thank everyone for your time to answer questions. I'm Indian, living here since 2002 (13+ years), married on 2011 and now have a daughter. I have applied PR for wife and [...]

Complaint against Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council for water fixing at rooftop which ruined hung laundry

Complaint against Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council for water fixing at rooftop which ruined hung laundry

Hi Gilbert, I've an issue with Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council. Would humbly request you to post this message on my behalf. Of course, it's all subject to your approval. Can I request you to do it [...]

Under-employed NUS sociology graduate earning $1200 working as part-time accounts executive

Under-employed NUS sociology graduate earning $1200 working as part-time accounts executive

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website while googling people who are in my plight and would like to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I have a diploma in accounting (merit) from a [...]

PMET feeling lost and seeking advice on whether to get out of small family business

PMET feeling lost and seeking advice on whether to get out of small family business

Dear Gilbert, Many thanks and appreciation for all your efforts to help people who feel all alone! Unlike most of the "genuine posts" that I see which always makes me feel undeserving, my [...]

Odd job worker lamenting about termination and feeling suicidal

Odd job worker lamenting about termination and feeling suicidal

Dear Mr Gibert, I'm deeply saddened that within a year I am unable to secure a proper job. First I was laid off in the month of March 2015 where I worked for 2 years. Followed by my latest [...]

Prime Minister helps British citizen staying in AMK GRC to acquire permanent residency

Prime Minister helps British citizen staying in AMK GRC to acquire permanent residency

Hi All I have been reading this forum on and off since I arrived in Singapore 3 years ago and thought I would share my experience in case it helps anyone. My situation when I applied in April [...]

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