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7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

Hi Gilbert I operate a number of 7-eleven stores as a franchisee.  I am looking to employ Singaporean and  Singapore PR on a full time and part time basis. I will be able to take in cashiers [...]

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Dear Gilbert, do you know whether it is true that those who were let off because of “D” performance from civil or public service will not be considered by the civil and public service again? I [...]

Email interview with undergraduate from University of Pennsylvania Law School

Email interview with undergraduate from University of Pennsylvania Law School

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I am currently doing a joint research project with several of the Ivy league Law Schools. You may wish to read more [...]

NUS graduate found job after 12 months of joblessness

NUS graduate found job after 12 months of joblessness

Hi Mr Gilbert, I'm one of the many people who came across your website on a daily basis and I sure hope God will assist you in your kindness towards humanity (particularly Singaporeans). When I [...]

Scrap metal company looking for Singaporeans to fill multiple positions

Scrap metal company looking for Singaporeans to fill multiple positions

Dear Gilbert, As spoken, I hereby furnish the available vacancies in my Company and hope that through you I could get in locals to fill up the positions. Prefer staying in the West 5 day [...]

Hearing impaired local graduate lamented at employment discrimination

Hearing impaired local graduate lamented at employment discrimination

Hi Gilbert, How are you? Long time no see. By the way, I was shocked by the news headline "One in two employers do not intend to hire deaf people: Survey". The TODAY news article link (20 [...]

Enquiry for 59-year-old dad on work opportunities

Enquiry for 59-year-old dad on work opportunities

Hi Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well. I came across your contact details online and thought it might be good to approach you for some advice. My dad is 59 years old this year and he [...]

Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work!

Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work!

by Maxie_E » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 5:59 pm Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises a employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in [...]

Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Hi Gilbert Can you help me to put it up in a post. I suffered from somatic depression for a decade and have periodic relapse. Y15 I stopped work in June and suffered another relapse, until [...]

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

Hi Gilbert, I'm Maurice (HR) from NPE Print Communications Pte Ltd. I chanced on your website last evening and would appreciate if you can post the jobs stated below : 1) Direct Sales [...]

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

I’m currently in my late-40s, not yet 49. If you bothered to read my accounts, it is clearly seen that my financial independence has to do with 2 things (both NOT property related): 1. Save [...]

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

Hi Gilbert, I just get to know about your organization and website. I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 54-year-old Singaporean with 2 kids and GCE ” O ” level. I have been [...]

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Gilbert, I hope you can publish this incident I faced at with a PRC Chinese PMET. Sometime in May last year, our MD announced that they have recruited a Business Solutions Manager, Chen Wei from a [...]

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Dear Gilbert, I came across your unemployment website and wish to share my current situation. I am a 49 year old buyer working in a engineering firm.  During the beginning of this year, I felt [...]

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

I’ve moonlighted in CGH before as Healthcare Assistant, worked in one of the medical C-class ward. The staff there all thought I some Secondary school dropout, but I picked up a lot from listening [...]

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