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Truth about Singapore Management University: Elitist, muggerish and overcompetitive

Truth about Singapore Management University: Elitist, muggerish and overcompetitive

  Hi, I have graduated from SMU for almost three years. To be honest, I don’t have any sentimental or nostalgic feelings for  the school. Rather, I feel detached. Truthfully, the [...]

Indian IT Professional Suffering from Office Bullying

Indian IT Professional Suffering from Office Bullying

  Hi Gilbert,   I am an IT Professional and this is my true story. In 2007, I came from India to work for one of the public sector projects in Singapore. During the initial settling phase [...]

26-year-old Malay lady with diploma in fashion struggling with prolonged unemployment

26-year-old Malay lady with diploma in fashion struggling with prolonged unemployment

April 20 Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and have nothing but wonderful things to say about it. I am glad that I'm not the only one who faces long-termed  unemployment. I hope you [...]

Reader unhappy with poor service shown by OpenNet foreign workers

Reader unhappy with poor service shown by OpenNet foreign workers

Dear Gilbert, I follow your Facebook articles on problems faced by our local PMETs. Now I can see  how arrogant our  FTs have  become - once they dominate  the  IT industry [...]

30-year-old jobless PMET with a masters degree sent out 500 job applications to no avail

30-year-old jobless PMET with a masters degree sent out 500 job applications to no avail

Dear Sir, My name is Ramesh. I am 30 years old and unemployed.  I have completed my Masters of Science in Management from Anglia Ruskin University,England. I also have a Bachelor's Degree, [...]

55-year-old jobless Australian Chinese with masters degree switched to cab driving

55-year-old jobless Australian Chinese with masters degree switched to cab driving

Seldom do we have the priviledge of hearing first-hand from someone foreign who is facing unemployment issue back in their own country. Today, we have the precious opportunity to hear from a [...]

Jobless engineer terminated unfairly by PRC Chinese boss and replaced by a Indian foreigner

Jobless engineer terminated unfairly by PRC Chinese boss and replaced by a Indian foreigner

Transitioning has seen a few unfair dismissal cases recently and the growing trend is disturbing as such cases usually  involve  well-educated Singaporeans who are mostly in their forties. More [...]

Jobless polytechnic PMET getting aimless and needing career guidance

Jobless polytechnic PMET getting aimless and needing career guidance

Hi Gilbert,   Like many Singaporeans, I was unemployed for a long time. My last job was a Service Technician in the Marine (Automation) Industry. My employment  unfortunately lasted only  [...]

Jobless 48-year old PMET with masters in logistics: “I will renounce my citizenship if I don’t have a job soon!”

Jobless 48-year old PMET with masters in logistics: “I will renounce my citizenship if I don’t have a job soon!”

"I will renounce my Singapore citizenship if I still cant find a job soon..." 48-year-old Edmund - looking younger with his jet-black dyed hair and boyish look, was dead serious when he related [...]

Wife with two kids struggling with compulsive gambling husband

Wife with two kids struggling with compulsive gambling husband

Hi Gilbert, A very good day to you. I came across your website  while looking for an online site where I can voice  out my doubts and concerns. Hopefully you will be able to be my listening [...]

Jobless lady PMET lost out to a foreign Indian during a job interview

Jobless lady PMET lost out to a foreign Indian during a job interview

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks Amy  for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Amy: A single female in her late [...]

Jobless Local PMET: “How I can afford to stay jobless for three years.”

Jobless Local PMET: “How I can afford to stay jobless for three years.”

Hi Gilbert, Let me see how shall I put forth to you my thoughts and experience. Perhaps each individual has their own reasons and choices for staying unemployed. In my case, I chose to be for the [...]

Generation Y Interview: “I am not too optimistic of my future in Singapore.”

Generation Y Interview: “I am not too optimistic of my future in Singapore.”

Transitioning (T): Being someone from the Gen Y group, do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as both the babyboomers and Gen X  have already gained a strong foothold in senior [...]

Singaporean Couple Prefers To Adopt A Kid To Tackle Low Birth Rate

Singaporean Couple Prefers To Adopt A Kid To Tackle Low Birth Rate

Hi John, Thanks for participating in this online interview about the low birth rate here:- You have told me that both you and your wife have decided not to have any kids, why is this [...]

How Filipino talents have taken us for a ride in Singapore!

How Filipino talents  have taken us for a ride in Singapore!

Editor’s Note: This article has been editted slightly before posting. Note that the social media link below  is a portal meant for Filipinos working in Singapore. As Singapore continues its [...]

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