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Saturday July 26th 2014

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Husband Considering Divorcing Possessive Wife

Husband Considering Divorcing Possessive Wife

Hi Gilbert, I refer to your article “Are you a Victim of Emotional Abuse?” (http://www.steadymarriages.com/?p=551) and needs some professional advice from your group of counselors as to how I should move on. I met my wife in the year 2004 [...]

Middle-aged PMET with a medical condition facing prolonged unemployment

Middle-aged PMET with a medical condition facing prolonged unemployment

In this online interview with Melvin, we featured a middle-aged PMET who faced intense pressure from being rehired due to a medical condition:- Please let us know abit more about yourself  - educational qualifications, work experience, etc. I [...]

Single mum striving to be positive after her recent divorce

Single mum striving to be positive after her recent divorce

We  have recently  received many emails from single parents seeking counselling assistance on  their personal issues. We are glad that Amy has granted us an online interview - allowing us a peer into the life of a recently-divorced single [...]

Our PMET Tin Collector Now Works Three Jobs in Order to Survive

Our PMET Tin Collector Now Works Three Jobs in Order to Survive

Hi Shafie, First of all, congrats on finally securing a job position, can you tell us abit more on the job nature and salary if possible? I am now working 3 jobs actually. During the day I work 2 jobs as an admin staff while for the 3rd [...]

Malay ex-software engineer’s heart-wrenching jobless story

Malay ex-software engineer’s heart-wrenching jobless story

Dear Gilbert, I am in my late thirties and worked previously as a software engineer for six years in a local company.   I have a bachelor degree in  Internet Science and Technology,  University of Wollongong and  a  advance diploma in [...]

Jobless single mum graduate disappointed with $1500 job offer

Jobless single mum graduate disappointed with $1500 job offer

We published the email exchange involving a jobless single mum graduate who felt disappointed on the low salary  that a local company has offered for a entry level job without first checking whether her work experience and qualifications  match [...]

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 [...]

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