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Tuesday September 2nd 2014

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Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Ramadan break fast aid: Payment of PUB bill to ensure household has electricity

Good day Mr Gilbert I got your email from kak Zarina admin from 3R group in facebook. Recently I just lost my job and  there's alot of bills that I need to pay. I'm a father of 4 small children age below 7 years old, my wife is not working [...]

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Three Malay staff working in dr Cafe requesting for Ramadan break fast aid due to salary delay

Dear Mr Goh, I have to write to you again as my company, dr. CAFE Pte Ltd is as usual, delaying our salaries and CPF across the board beyond the accepted 7 days. This is the fifth time it has occurred without any penalty due to the government [...]

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

Are people in the banking sector earning as much as they portray?

I don’t understand why everyone seems to be so in awe with joining a bank, even my undergrad niece insists she only wants to join the banking sector after school. Looks to me just a lot of smoke and mirrors about instant riches, trying to act [...]

Single mum facing maintenance arrears finding part-time work during weekend

Single mum facing maintenance arrears finding part-time work during weekend

Hi Gilbert Many thanks for setting up such a great website to assist those in need. As of date, my ex-husband has defaulted 6 months (from Jan to Jun 2014) of maintenance to our daughter ($350/month) and myself ($100/month) due to unpaid [...]

Husband feeling anxious about jobless suicidal spouse

Husband feeling anxious about jobless suicidal spouse

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you. I just want to drop you an email to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done for me and all Singaporeans. Your website is not only a source of encouragement for those who are unemployed and their [...]

Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Hi Daniel, You need to wake up from dreamland and understand the job market in the banking industry. Every year, there are thousands of young graduates from NUS/NTU/SMU/Overseas Ivies in their 20s eagerly applying for these banking mid-office [...]

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Good morning Gilbert, I have applied many positions but only received one rejected reply. This job has the lowest salary and qualifications. Yet, I was rejected. All the jobs I applied are within the government. If MOM can't help [...]

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Hello Gilbert, Having read your post on a bad service encounter with Changi Airport, I am writing in to share my bad experience with one customer service counter in Terminal 2. It seems that Changi Airport does not give two hoots about [...]

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. But I really need to talk to one of your counsellors. I desperately need emotional support as I'm feeling very down right now. I'm having suicidal thoughts, even though I don't really have any burning [...]

Online interview: CPF saga and its your money

Online interview: CPF saga and its your money

Transitioning: Thanks for responding to our questionaire on the latest CPF saga Paul, so do you think the current CPF system is adequate for retirement especially when we see so many of our pioneer generation struggling with survival issue? Paul: [...]

Depressed Singaporean banker jobless for a year after forced to resign by foreign superior

Depressed Singaporean banker jobless for a year after forced to resign by foreign superior

Hi Gilbert, Firstly, I want to say thank you for providing a glimpse of hope and support for those facing obstacles in our lives. I have been actively reading your site and decided to write to you  seeking assistance as I am unemployed for [...]

Singaporean dissatisfied with Changi Airport’s response on bad service attitude of Filipino workers

Singaporean dissatisfied with Changi Airport’s response on bad service attitude of Filipino workers

Dear Alice, Thanks for your prompt reply. The issue here is not about the payment or miscommunication. The issue is your co-worker was rude and arrogant. Instead of diverting the matter to the payment issue, which was never an issue at [...]

Single bankrupt mum disappointed with aid application experience at South East CDC

Single bankrupt mum disappointed with aid application experience at South East CDC

Dear Mr Goh, I would like to update you that the means testing system in place at SECDC turns out to be more of a hindrance than help to citizens in dire straits and need. The government has not changed one bit since B.E. 2013 and told me that [...]

Singaporean PMET working in Citibank fears displacement by Indian superior

Singaporean PMET working in Citibank fears displacement by Indian superior

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your swift reply. I will provide more details. I am currently working in CitiBank. During the earlier years, we have a good blend of local and foreign talent from India, Philippines and Malaysia. However, it all [...]

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 [...]

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