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Why I attended the 1602 protest against 6.9 million population white paper

Why I attended the 1602 protest against 6.9 million population white paper

  Transitioning: Thanks for participating in the 1602 protest at Hong Lim Park, can you please describe your occupation, qualifications and age?  Rahimah: Odd jobs (part-time data entry). Often [...]

Post-protest letters from supporters

Post-protest letters from supporters

Gilbert, Firstly a big Thank You for organising the protest. I attended with 15 other people in my circle including my colleagues, friends and  young-adult children who brought along some [...]

Foreigner against 6.9 million population and coming for the protest event

Foreigner against 6.9 million population and coming for the protest event

Hi Gilbert, First off, I want to thank you for organizing the protest next week. While I am ambivalent about the subject of the protest itself, I intend to attend the rally, and wanted to write [...]

Malaysian PR applying for citizenship against 6.9 million population target

Malaysian PR applying for citizenship against 6.9 million population target

  Transitioning: Thanks Dave for answering the questionaire on the 6.9 million population target set out by our government by 2030. Can you please first state your educational qualifications, [...]

Singaporean flabbergasted at government’s refusal to convert Malaysian mum who stays here for 40 years

Singaporean flabbergasted at government’s refusal to convert Malaysian mum who stays here for 40 years

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for initiating the Event: Protest at Hong Lim on 16 Feb – Say NO to 6.9M population. I will try my best to be there. I wish to share with you about how heartless the [...]

30-year-old local planner replaced by Malaysian in a company staffed predominantly by Malaysian workers

30-year-old local planner replaced by Malaysian in a company staffed predominantly by Malaysian workers

I received a text message from Jack two weeks ago and realised  he was terminated by a local company but what irked me intensely was that he was eventually replaced by a foreigner - a [...]

SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

Dear Gilbert, Sorry for responding late to the email. After meeting you, my flu symptoms escalated and I got sunburnt. I took a rest for the next coming few days to get and feel [...]

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

Hi Gilbert, By chance, I stumbled upon  your Transitioning website as I was searching for jobless-related articles. By the way, I hope to receive a copy of your free Ebook. I have been [...]

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Transitioning: Thanks Cassandra for answering our questionaire on the challenges faced by people with disabilities. Can you please describe your work experience, qualification and [...]

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Hi Gilbert I dropped by your website occasionally to get updated on what the job market is like for matured workers. I have recently seen a lot of sad examples of unemployment among matured [...]

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

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

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

gopanator on: 16 January 2013, 2:36:13 AM My wife, 3 month old daughter and I are moving to Singapore this summer. Nope, we do not have expat package and are taking a giant leap of faith. I [...]

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

  Transitioning: Hi Irene, thanks for taking time to answer our online questionaire, being someone from the Generation Y age group,  do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as [...]

Polytechnic student on attachment with law firm frustrated by Filipino co-workers

Polytechnic student on attachment with law firm frustrated by Filipino co-workers

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you to describe a depressing situation I am currently facing at work. I hope to share my experience as well as to see if you can offer me any advice. To [...]

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Hi Gilbert, I truly need help I am feeling suicidal at times. My life has been a challenge since the day I was born. I try to get pass through by trying to compare myself to the less [...]

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