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41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

Dear Gilbert, I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean with 3 kids and Master degree holder. I have been in the private education industry for the past 13 years. My [...]

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

I graduated from a local university and my career path is somewhat similar as the author. It took me 1 year and 1 month before I got my first job at a MNC for $1800. Median pay for grads few yrs [...]

Lady PMET with first class honours jobless and asking for more labour protection

Lady PMET with first class honours jobless and asking for more labour protection

I am a Singaporean degree holder who has graduated with first class honours from an established university. I even got a first position in my whole entire class for my thesis. My CV is pretty [...]

18-year-old foreigner on PR status checking on renunciation of PR to escape national service

18-year-old foreigner on PR status checking on renunciation of PR to escape national service

Hi, I feel slightly embarrassed to ask about issues which have seemingly been addressed over and over again - but feel unsettled without a definitive answer. I'm extremely sorry if I've offended [...]

43-year-old senior manager earning more than $10,000/month forced to resign on the spot by MBS

43-year-old senior manager earning more than $10,000/month forced to resign on the spot by MBS

Hi Gilbert, l work as a Senior Manager in Marina Bay Sands (MBS). l am currently 43 years old. Last Thursday, l was called into a meeting room and handed a termination letter and pay for [...]

Singaporean tower crane operator terminated by main con for exposing unsafe construction practices at Punggol HDB site

Singaporean tower crane operator terminated by main con for exposing unsafe construction practices at Punggol HDB site

Hi Gilbert I’m Edward a Singaporean tower crane operator. My salary is only $2500 but I was terminated by my company for exposing unsafe practices at my construction site.at Punggol after [...]

Daughter of mum complained about gross hospital lapses at Changi General Hospital

Daughter of mum complained about gross hospital lapses at Changi General Hospital

Dear Panel, I would like to feedback about the severe and dire consequences of the uncontrolled immigration and privatisation of public hospital policies that led to undesirable outcomes which we [...]

Foreigner to local Singaporean: “Don’t expect your country to give you special treatment just because you’re a local.”

Foreigner to local Singaporean: “Don’t expect your country to give you special treatment just because you’re a local.”

If you’re qualified, employers will hire you. Don’t like low paying jobs? But now complaining your government doesn’t protect your rights. Yes, I don’t know Singapore much, I visited [...]

Permanent resident to local Singaporean: “Don’t blame the government for everything!”

Permanent resident to local Singaporean: “Don’t blame the government for everything!”

Madam, I am not a Singaporean but an SPR...I hope your husband lands a job very soon and your household is relieved of related worries. I would like to just comment on one sentence of yours- [...]

Whistle blower to Prime Minister: “Please look into Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) illicit operations!”

Whistle blower to Prime Minister: “Please look into Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) illicit operations!”

Dear Prime Minister, Singapore being the best sea port in South East Asia has make me felt very proud to be involved in the marine industry. But when His Excellency, President Obama, skipped [...]

Request for assistance for cardboard collector in her 70s staying at Veerasamy Road

Request for assistance for cardboard collector in her 70s staying at Veerasamy Road

Dear Gilbert, Good Day to you. I am writing in to seek assistance for a 70+ widowed old granny who struggles for her daily meal. Ah Mah stays at VeerasamyRoad  in a 3-room HDB [...]

Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass

Vietnamese FT find it easier to apply for LOC to work in Singapore than EP or S-Pass

LOC approved Postby mimo310 » Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:22 am Hi all, I have been lurking in the forum for a while and reaping benefits from all of your kind insights, so I thought I should give [...]

Staff sacked by NEA for falsifying records due to salary ceiling

Staff sacked by NEA for falsifying records due to salary ceiling

Hi Gilbert I have some issues with my previous and current work places. Before I  continue, I have not done any crime punishable by law. My first statutory board was NEA, which I have been [...]

60-years-old graduate PMET with 38 years of experience looking for part-time job to support family

60-years-old graduate PMET with 38 years of experience looking for part-time job to support family

Dear Mr Gilbert In 1991, my son was born and diagnosed with ptosis, coupled with a patch of birth mark below his chin. He is able to open his eyes only three days later after birth. His eye [...]

Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa (Singapore Expat Forum)

Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa (Singapore Expat Forum)

Topic: Australian relocating to Singapore without work visa Postby biggles » Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:54 am Hi all, I've done a bit of googling and searching through this forum but still unclear [...]

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