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Wednesday September 3rd 2014

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Woman Executive Concerned About Job Searching and Pregnancy

Woman Executive Concerned About Job Searching and Pregnancy

Dear Gilbert, I read your website regularly for the very interesting and useful articles.  Having come across many stories about Singaporeans becoming jobless and/or having difficulty finding a decent paying job, I feel incredibly fortunate that [...]

Malay Talent Living in London Concerned About Racial Discrimination

Malay Talent Living in London Concerned About Racial Discrimination

Hi Gilbert, Been seeing your posts floated around facebook and I think what you’re doing is amazing. I love to see Singaporeans stand up for what’s right and what they believe in, and thought I’d drop you an e-mail to tell you that. A [...]

33-Year-Old Local Graduate Jobless For 2 Years And Feeling Lost

33-Year-Old Local Graduate Jobless For 2 Years And Feeling Lost

Hi Gilbert, First of all, thanks for producing a wonderful website to help those who are unemployed. I read many articles at the website and was consoled by that fact that I am not the only who is troubled or feeling depressed by my [...]

Woman divorced husband who had affair with Vietnamese girl

Woman divorced husband who had affair with Vietnamese girl

Sandra is one of the many thousands of  Singaporeans who are divorced every year and she  has obliged us with an online interview. Out of the 21,000 marriages that are  registered yearly, 7,000 will end in a divorce revealing the fragile nature [...]

23-Year-Old Woman Battling Suicidal Thoughts After Job Termination

23-Year-Old Woman Battling Suicidal Thoughts After Job Termination

Dear Mr. Goh, I am writing this with regard  to your counselling services available as per stated on your 'transitioning' website. I am a 23-year-old Singaporean diploma holder who has been battling unemployment since mid-09 to Jan 2011 due [...]

Monash Graduate Dismayed Over Failed Job Appraisal

Monash Graduate Dismayed Over Failed Job Appraisal

Dear Gilbert, I stumbled upon your site when one of my friends posted the URL on Facebook. I don’t know how this occurrence comes into play, whether was it purely coincidental or is it some higher power asking me to share the current problems I [...]

Singaporean woman trapped in New Zealand with baby son after divorce

Singaporean woman trapped in New Zealand with baby son after divorce

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for all the articles you forwarded to us. I am also separated since my son is 14 months old.  I married a kiwi hence my son is a kiwi and because of that, my case is so much more complicated.  For a start, my ex-husband [...]

Jobless PMET Deliberating Career Option as Lecturer

Jobless PMET Deliberating Career Option as Lecturer

Dear Gilbert, Wow! I happen to stumble upon your website couple of hours ago and boy... am impressed! *Salute* After reading stories from the site, I've decided to seek your expert advice. Quick background about myself:- I'm in my 30s, [...]

Ex-NUS Graduate: “I’m a failed product of our meritocratic educational system”

Ex-NUS Graduate: “I’m a failed product of our meritocratic educational system”

Dear Mr Goh, Please publish my story under the name “Chua S” if you find it appropriate  for your site. I am a 35-year-old male home-grown Singapore Chinese citizen. I graduated in 2000 from NUS Business School and harboured high hope of [...]

Foreigner expat: Is $5,500 salary enough for me in Singapore?

Foreigner expat: Is $5,500 salary enough for me in Singapore?

Posted by Cybeh on: 11 November 2010, 14:27:06 pm Hi, I recently got a job offer for 5500 SGD pre tax per month ($66,000) from Singapore. I have 6+ yrs of experience in Information Security Management, and currently earning a good salary [...]

Our American Jobless Reader Starts Online Support Group In Michiana

Our American Jobless Reader Starts Online Support Group In Michiana

We realised that many of our site readers hail  from the US and they rank second on  the total number of readers we have from one specific country.  The majority of our readers are still from Singapore. Maria, a US citizen from Michiana, [...]

34-Year-Old Jobless PMET Lamenting Over Career Switch

34-Year-Old Jobless PMET Lamenting Over Career Switch

Hi Gilbert, I was looking through your website and got to know that you might be able to provide me with some advice on my career. I'm a Singaporean and age 34 this year. I started my career in a niche  industry since 1998. I have been [...]

“For the first time, I felt marginalised in my own country…”

“For the first time, I felt marginalised in my own country…”

Many jobless PMETs who emailed us and sought our volunteer support services have managed to find jobs later on. Deborah is one such   fortunate engineer and here is her response to our online interview:- 1. First of all,  thanks for agreeing [...]

Husband facing painful divorce after 22 years of marriage

Husband facing painful divorce after 22 years of marriage

Hi Gilbert Just wanted to share my story. After  trying to work things  out over the last few years, my wife of 22 years and a friend for 32 years has decided to call it quits and asked for a divorce. Although I am not keen for it to [...]

Jobless Single Man Drifting along Aimlessly in Life

Jobless Single Man Drifting along Aimlessly in Life

Dear Gilbert, I'm  a single male,  39 years  old and  recently unemployed. I wasn't retrench or sack but just decided not to renew my contract with the company after it ended. After having read through your book, How To Survive [...]

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