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Single mum finally landed admin job paying $2500/month after searching for 10 months

Single mum finally landed admin job paying $2500/month after searching for 10 months

Hi Gilbert Sorry for the long delay in writing this letter. I like to share with those who are looking for jobs - I finally have my new job after sending countless resumes for the last 10 [...]

52-year-old woman earned $325/month as part-timer to pay $6300 penalty to Pawsitive Sensations for breaking bond

52-year-old woman earned $325/month as part-timer to pay $6300 penalty to Pawsitive Sensations for breaking bond

Hi Gilbert, Remember the 52-year-old lady who took on 2 jobs earning only $600/month in order to survive? I mentioned before about the contract that I have  signed demanding penalty payment if [...]

Ex-civil servant of 23 years finally found job after jobless for three months with pay cut of almost $1500

Ex-civil servant of 23 years finally found job after jobless for three months with pay cut of almost $1500

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your concern. I've finally land myself  a job with a salary of $3600 (my previous salary was $5000), although not a job of my training and choice. It's still a job after [...]

Are Singaporean PMETs hungry enough?

Are Singaporean PMETs hungry enough?

I’ve returned to Singapore after spending close to a decade working overseas (London and Hong Kong). I’m currently working for a well-known international investment bank and struggled to find [...]

Whistleblower account of an ex-employee on ACP Computers

Whistleblower account of an ex-employee on ACP Computers

Hi Gilbert I want to recount my bad experience working with ACP Computers. It is really the most unfortunate episode of my life. I left the first IT company  I joined after I came back from [...]

28-year-old PMET forced to pay $1500 for failing to attend interview

28-year-old PMET forced to pay $1500 for failing to attend interview

Dear Gilbert, I am Terence, 28, an ex-civil servant. I quit the service in 2013 to pursue personal interests for a year and currently, I am looking for a job. My situation is as follows: I [...]

Jobless ex-civil servant of 23 years finding the journey tough but pressing on

Jobless ex-civil servant of 23 years finding the journey tough but pressing on

Hi Gilbert, I've read the article about the struggle faced by the NUS Engineer to know that you had written an ebook on how to survive unemployment and would like to request for a free copy of the [...]

Jobless NUS engineer who earned $100,000 before willing to reduce salary by 30% but to no avail

Jobless NUS engineer who earned $100,000 before willing to reduce salary by 30% but to no avail

Our locally-trained engineers have a tough time looking for work now especially when they are used  to  high-income positions in the good old days. Foreign-trained engineers have came in to replace [...]

Online interview: Thoughts and struggles of a IT graduate just fresh out of university who earns $1500/month

Online interview: Thoughts and struggles of a IT graduate just fresh out of university who earns $1500/month

We have recently received more emails from Generation Y fresh graduates than before seeking assistance and hopefully this trend does not persist as the adversity curve of most of our young people is [...]

46-year-old overseas graduate who earned $4000 jobless for 2 years and contemplates becoming sales assistant

46-year-old overseas graduate who earned $4000 jobless for 2 years and contemplates becoming sales assistant

I am a 46-years-old  overseas grad and have not been holding a perm job since I quit from an executive position earning about $4k in 2011 due to indecent demands from the male boss who happens to be [...]

Jobless PMET: “Will Singapore have a highly-educated but low-incomed workforce, marginalised by foreign managers, and largely ignored by the ruling elite of the country?”

Jobless PMET: “Will Singapore have a highly-educated but low-incomed workforce, marginalised by foreign managers, and largely ignored by the ruling elite of the country?”

I have been writing in for jobs from December last year till now and also met up with my network of search companies, and have discovered some very interesting findings. The reported [...]

Estrangled Malay woman taking on two jobs to feed family of eight

Estrangled Malay woman taking on two jobs to feed family of eight

Dear Mr Goh, Really, thanks alot for your kind gesture in sincerely wanting to help people without any motive save to benefit humanity. God can see that and will ensure your organisation [...]

A sisterly lament on how her brother suffered from the population white paper

A sisterly lament on how her brother suffered from the population white paper

A brother displaced by foreigners - as shared by Zarina JaffarThis is my brother, Zainal and his family. I was surprised to see him on that grass patch been interviewed by Gilbert.I was even more [...]

Back-to-work mum distressed over infant care for new born baby

Back-to-work mum distressed over infant care for new born baby

Hi Gilbert, I just returned to work after my 16 weeks of maternity leave end of Jan and my baby is placed in an infant care while my husband and I work. As my office had moved during my maternity [...]

Canadian PR of four years who earns $4700 laments about racism in Singapore

Canadian PR of four years who earns $4700 laments about racism in Singapore

I am Caucasian and married to a local Singaporean. I have lived in Singapore for about four years; previously I lived in China, the UK, Canada, and when I was much younger Germany and [...]

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