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Sunday January 22nd 2017

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

30-year-old mum surviving on $700/month income and fed-up with social assistance officer

30-year-old mum surviving on $700/month income and fed-up with social assistance officer

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am a 30-year-old lady. I have a daughter who’s in primary 2. I had a second child who unfortunately passed away on November 2012. I used to work in an office as an [...]

New year present for 52-year-old woman who just lost his dad and job

New year present for 52-year-old woman who just lost his dad and job

Hi Gilbert, My apologies. I did not access my mailbox till now and coincidentally today, I wanted to update you. Praise the Lord, He answered my prayer. Out of the blue, I received an SMS [...]

Homeless and jobless male-to-female transsexual sleeping in Changi Airport terminal one and seeking assistance

Homeless and jobless male-to-female transsexual sleeping in Changi Airport terminal one and seeking assistance

Hi Gilbert Goh My name is Danielle, age 29  and I am a friend of Irene. I am a pre-op male-to-female transsexual woman who is currently homeless and jobless. I've been living in Changi [...]

Graduate working as service staff has to compensate company after she quits

Graduate working as service staff has to compensate company after she quits

Dear Gilbert, I'm currently in a fulltime contracted job with a cafe (7 months) as a waitstaff/barista. I have served about 2 months of my job but I am really unhappy and will like to [...]

38-year-old graduate single mum ex-teacher feeling desperate after rejection by MOE for relief teaching

38-year-old graduate single mum ex-teacher feeling desperate after rejection by MOE for relief teaching

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am a 38 year old divorcee with a 7 year old son. I am a graduate and ex teacher. After my resignation as a full time teacher in 2004, I continued with flexi adjunct and [...]

Single mum of two kids requesting another PWP protest due to Little India riot

Single mum of two kids requesting another PWP protest due to Little India riot

Hi Gilbert As promised, I am writing to ask if you will be organizing another protest in the near future. It saddens me when I read the stories about Singaporeans not being able to get a full [...]

Twice-retrenched PMET coerced to complete layoff survey form by MOM using Statistics Act (Chapter 317)

Twice-retrenched PMET coerced to complete layoff survey form by MOM using Statistics Act (Chapter 317)

Hi Gilbert, Just wanted to let you know about an incident with MOM which is quite funny. Earlier this month, I received a survey request from MOM titled "After Layoff Survey 2013" after which I [...]

52-year-old woman terminated after father passed away and surviving on two part-time jobs of $600/month

52-year-old woman terminated after father passed away and surviving on two part-time jobs of $600/month

Hi Gilbert, I was working for a Child Psychologist handling all the administrative work which include cleaning the office  and the only staff there. When I started working for her, everything [...]

43-year-old jobless breadwinner PMET with NUS degree and UK MBA forced to leave company and feeling depressed

43-year-old jobless breadwinner PMET with NUS degree and UK MBA forced to leave company and feeling depressed

Dear fellow Singaporean, I am a local born Chinese male 43 years old. I do not wish to dwell on the sobering past as I really need to provide for my family and kid now. I have been jobless and [...]

Exposed: Uber Singapore – Foreigners are mostly managers whereas locals work as drivers

Exposed: Uber Singapore – Foreigners are mostly managers whereas locals work as drivers

Dear Gilbert, I want to report on a case of preferential hiring in a company named Uber Singapore. Upon closer scrutiny of their Singapore operations, mainly email and twitter-based, I learnt [...]

Generation Y PMET with overseas social science honours degree struggling with unemployment

Generation Y PMET with overseas social science honours degree struggling with unemployment

Hi Gilbert, I'm a social science graduate (Psych) from a University in UK. Been encountering issues in landing a related job in the industry here. As an aspiring counsellor, I was wondering [...]

35-year-old jobless graduate mum of two kids surviving on security-guard husband salary and with less than $10 in the bank

35-year-old jobless graduate mum of two kids surviving on security-guard husband salary and with less than $10 in the bank

Hi Gilbert Thanks for offering to help me look out for a job. I am 35, a business admin graduate from a overseas university with over 6 years of accounting experience on top of my admin and [...]

27-year-old jobless university twice-drop-out feeling lost and asking for career guidance

27-year-old jobless university twice-drop-out feeling lost and asking for career guidance

Hi Gilbert, I just came across your site and found it really interesting. Having understood that you have some links to business people as well as career coaches, I hope to be able to get some [...]

Our PMET in Qatar: “Key headhunters in Singapore are FTs, HR interviewers are FTs… so they tend to favour their own kind!”

Our PMET in Qatar: “Key headhunters in Singapore are FTs, HR interviewers are FTs… so they tend to favour their own kind!”

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt response. I was dismayed to find that position taken up, oh well, if Mr. Daniel chooses to expand his presence and business in Cambodia I am always readily [...]

Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Dear Gilbert Just managed to learn of your name and  ''transitioning" website yesterday. Enclosed are my  resume and  a testimonial for your perusal. I'm 47 years old,  graduated from [...]

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