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Monday September 26th 2016

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Jobless married 42-year-old engineer looking for work abroad and against foreign influx

Jobless married 42-year-old engineer looking for work abroad and against foreign influx

Dear Gilbert I write to thank Transitioning.org for being an avenue and channel for the local unemployed  to voice out their grievances. I am a 42-year-old engineer by profession graduating [...]

Ex-civil servant terminated due to moonlighting as cabbie and facing marital strife

Ex-civil servant terminated due to moonlighting as cabbie and facing marital strife

Dear Gilbert, I was once an ex civil servant who worked two jobs (as a part time taxi driver ) so that we can afford a car  for the family. My wife don’t pay for the instalments, petrol and [...]

35-year-old Malay ex-teacher graduate single mum jobless and going homeless soon

35-year-old Malay ex-teacher graduate single mum jobless and going homeless soon

Hi Gilbert, I wanted to share my pathetic situation with you. I am an ex teacher with MOE, since 19 I have been employee of MOE under the bursary scheme. I have to undergo 4 years training and [...]

IT naturalised citizen jobless for a year and losing his HDB home

IT naturalised citizen jobless for a year and losing his HDB home

Dear Gilbert Goh, Good Day, I am writing to get help from you on employment. I am unemployed PMET Singaporean (Naturalization) and lost my  job about a year ago. I have been trying to [...]

35-year-old jobless graduate PMET wanted to end it all out of desperation

35-year-old jobless graduate PMET wanted to end it all out of desperation

Hi Gilbert, I'm surprised to see that you guys are offering counselling and coaching  to the unemployed. I have been jobless for the last 2 months and it came hard, to the verge of ending it [...]

PMET unfairly dismissed during pregnancy at a local tertiary institution and suffered miscarriage

PMET unfairly dismissed during pregnancy at a local tertiary institution and suffered miscarriage

Dear Mr Goh, I chanced upon the Transitioning website this morning while searching for more information on unfair termination towards pregnant women. I'm seeking for more information and [...]

Jobless 49-year-old married IT executive drove cab for a month and feeling disheartened

Jobless 49-year-old married IT executive drove cab for a month and feeling disheartened

Dear Gilbert, I am jobless for almost a year and feel most unjustified about my circumstances. I have about 22 years of IT experience. My last position was with a healthcare voluntary welfare [...]

Malaysian PR wife concerned about Singaporean house husband’s extra marital affair

Malaysian PR wife concerned about Singaporean house husband’s extra marital affair

Hi, I am a Malaysian and Singapore PR, married to a Singaporean man and we have 2 Singaporean children. I am a working mother and my husband (C) is unemployed since  early 2012 after being [...]

64-year-old Singaporean returned home after away in Germany for 30 years but felt discriminated

64-year-old Singaporean returned home after away in Germany for 30 years but felt discriminated

I have met 64-year-old  Jean a few times in my office and always felt that she looked younger than her age. Her hair is always cropped short and in the right place. She seems serene and composed [...]

Local PMET earning $4500 and above told to leave earlier than expected without compensation

Local PMET earning $4500 and above told to leave earlier than expected without compensation

Gilbert I recently tendered my resignation on 20 March 2013 from my position in my company. Under my employment contract which I have attached, my notice period was 2 months which would have [...]

Retrenched divorced director earning $16,000 asking for downward variation of $5000/month maintenance

Retrenched divorced director earning $16,000 asking for downward variation of $5000/month maintenance

Hi Gilbert, I was retrenched in January this year and have not been able to find a full time job since. Being 52 years of age and the last 12 years holding a Director position in the private [...]

Jobless woman breadwinner with Parkinson’s disease husband frustrated with ageism here

Jobless woman breadwinner with Parkinson’s disease husband frustrated with ageism here

Dear Gilbert, I am very sorry to trouble you at your email address as I have been unable to access the http://www.transitioning.org/ site for the past hour and hence could not submit my request [...]

Jobless Young SMU Graduate Stucked and Feeling Desperate

Jobless Young SMU Graduate Stucked and Feeling Desperate

Dear Gilbert & Co., I recently graduated in Jan 2011, and am stuck in sort of a runt. My first employment was from April 2011 to April 2012, where I served a company as a Marketing [...]

The disadvantage of having no family

The disadvantage of having no family

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for your support. I would like to share my story of struggle in our nation full of constitutional discrimination. I have no family. My parents died when I was very young [...]

Post-labour day protest mail from participants

Post-labour day protest mail from participants

Dear Gilbert Thank you for organising this Great Family Day with my fellow citizens. Everything was taken care-off and the program line-up was perfect. I am writing so that we can further [...]

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