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US ex-banker used to earn US$120,000 now survives on US$300/week welfare

US ex-banker used to earn US$120,000 now survives on US$300/week welfare

Hello Gilbert, Thank you for your quick response. I've  begun reading your ebook “How to survive unemployment” and I feet a bit better. I'm grateful for any assistance you can provide me. To tell you a bit about myself:- I have worked [...]

Jobless man made homeless and penniless by court’s decision after divorce

Jobless man made homeless and penniless by court’s decision after divorce

First of all, tell us abit about yourself - how long were you married and any kids? Twenty one  years of marriage with 3 kids -  girl – 19 , boy - 16   and another boy - 14.  I am fifty years old now. I was a financial advisor  for the [...]

Young female manager felt marginalised in a male-dominated work environment

Young female manager felt marginalised in a male-dominated work environment

Hi Gilbert, How are  you? I am  still at my current job but really working unhappily.  Lately,  in my company, a lot of opportunities were given to my male colleagues like attending training, coordinating with users, learning [...]

Singaporean House Dad Struggling in His Role

Singaporean House Dad Struggling in His Role

Hi Ricky, Thanks for granting us this online interview and I heard that you are a house dad.  Here's the questionaire -  feel free to answer them as detailed as possible:- 1. First of all, tell us abit about yourself. I am a diploma [...]

PMET jobless for 15 months keen to explore working abroad

PMET jobless for 15 months keen to explore working abroad

We recently did an online interview with a jobless PMET:- 1. Hi Joshua, first of all thanks for agreeing to be interviewed - how long have you been  jobless by the way? I have been  jobless for about 1 year and 3 months. 2. What's your [...]

Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Hi Gilbert, I saw your e-mail address on Transitioning.org. It reads: "Feeling lost, depressed and desperate while jobless?" Yes.  I am VERY lost and isolated.  When I lost my job TWO years ago, I  seeked moral support from my wife and [...]

Jobless Aussie PR devastated after Singaporean model wife left him for a richer man

Jobless Aussie PR devastated after Singaporean model wife left him for a richer man

Dear Gilbert,  I never imagine that I could send you this email. I'm completely lost and I need your help.  Here is my story:- I'm a Aussie PR since 2006. I met my girlfriend in March 2004. She's a Singaporean Chinese and had a son born in [...]

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

We have recently conducted an  email interview with a single mum – Joanne, who is  jobless for two years. Her husband has  abandoned the family  a year ago. She is currently trying out  giving tuition to survive.  1. What is your [...]

The PMET Can Collector Speaks…

The PMET Can Collector Speaks…

  Written by:  Shafie My profile of being an aluminium can collector was posted on a few online sites recently. As usual, there were some negative comments but it was the positive ones that buoyed me, even though the story may be [...]

Swiss Expat Wants Full Custody of Kids After Divorce With Singaporean Malay Ex-wife

Swiss Expat Wants Full Custody of Kids After Divorce With Singaporean Malay Ex-wife

Hi Gilbert, I am in the final stage of my divorce - about a week away from my decree absolute. We have two children, a girl nine and a boy six. Both are staying with their mother at  the grandmother’s apartment whilst I stay [...]

Jobless Engineer Suddenly Received Three Job offers Within A Week

Jobless Engineer Suddenly Received Three Job offers Within A Week

  Hi  Darren, First of all, congrats for the following three job offers that you have received within a short period – that’s fantastic! 1. Ops Manager - Cambodia. 2.  Manager - for new plant set up in Abha city (Saudi Arabia) - [...]

Jobless IT PMET Gutted At Rejection By URA As Car Park Executive

Jobless IT PMET Gutted At Rejection By URA As Car Park Executive

Hi Gilbert, Just want to  hear your input/comment regarding the following  job application.  I'm more than willing to work for such  a job if given the opportunity:- Executive Officer (Car Parks) with URA Your main duties [...]

Jobless Ex-IT Specialist Applied for 800 Jobs Over 14 Months

Jobless Ex-IT Specialist Applied for 800 Jobs Over 14 Months

We recently conducted an online interview with a jobless female IT specialist and here is her reply:- 1. Tell us abit about yourself.   I am 37, single and a Malaysian Chinese. 2. How many jobs have you apply and how long were you [...]

Jobless ex-IT Manager who used to earn $100,000/year applied for fast-food job

Jobless ex-IT Manager who used to earn $100,000/year  applied for fast-food job

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for posting two earlier mails on my jobless situation. I hope that the articles  have helped other jobless readers  caught in similar circumstances. I am penning another article here and hope that you can publish it. I [...]

Reader wants access to paid professional career coaching

Reader wants access to paid professional career coaching

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site on RSS feeds since 2009. It is heartening to know that there exists a network of professionals willing to provide career guidance to others during these tough economic times. I am writing in to [...]

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