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He ain’t heavy he is my brother: Ex-druggie, homeless and jobless

He ain’t heavy he is my brother: Ex-druggie, homeless and jobless

Hi Gilbert,   Hope everything is good with you. I am writing to request for some help for a friend who is in dire straits.   I have known him for more than 30 years. He is 51 years old. He was [...]

“A Filipino HR manager wanted me to bring in as many foreigners as possible at Kanken Techno!”

“A Filipino HR manager wanted me to bring in as many foreigners as possible at Kanken Techno!”

Dear Gilbert Give me some time to ponder on your questions. Some answers given might be very complex and not so straight forward. For instance when I was granted an interview, on surface, it is [...]

Whistle blower: “Indian IT director replaced all local staff with his own people!”

Whistle blower: “Indian IT director replaced all local staff with his own people!”

Hi, thank you Francis for agreeing to complete our interview questions regarding work place bullying. First of all, can you tell us abit about yourself e.g. your age, qualification and work [...]

Jobless PMET: “Very meaningless for me to fight my demon day in and out.”

Jobless PMET: “Very meaningless for me to fight my demon day in and out.”

Hi Gilbert, Allow me to thank you for starting a service like this for the needy. Honestly, I felt somewhat better knowing that someone is actually listening to people with a variety of [...]

Malay PMET Unhappy With Interview Held At National Environment Agency

Malay PMET Unhappy With Interview Held At National Environment Agency

Dear Mr Noor Firdaus, We refer to your email dated 14 Nov 2011. We understand your concerns on the group interview and would like to assure you that proper screening has been done before and [...]

SME Employer: “We may have to close down due to a lack of workers.”

SME Employer: “We may have to close down due to a lack of workers.”

Seldom do we hear from the employer's side when it comes to their hiring problem. We are fortunate to have one brave employer from the small and medium enterprise who is willing to complete our [...]

Nicholas: “The truth behind my Han’s Cafe dismissal”

Nicholas: “The truth behind my Han’s Cafe dismissal”

Transitioning: Thanks for allowing us Nicholas to interview you with regard to your work place dispute  at Han’s Café. How has the dispute panned out between you and the employer? Nicholas: [...]

Singaporean Banker: “I feel ashamed of my pink IC now!”

Singaporean Banker: “I feel ashamed of my pink IC now!”

Hi Gilbert, How are you? Hope you are doing fine. I've been a follower of Trasitioning.org and everytime I visited the website, I always left with a heavy heart. This is true. To be [...]

Singaporean technician ostracised by Filipino workers who spoke mainly tagalog at work

Singaporean technician ostracised by Filipino workers who spoke mainly tagalog at work

Hi all…I am a Singaporean male, facing the current problem of having  too many foreign workers at the work place. Let me tell you my story at the work place. I have no issue competing [...]

Singaporean dismissed from $10, 000 casino job due to hidden bankruptcy status

Singaporean dismissed from $10, 000 casino job due to hidden bankruptcy status

Hi Gilbert, Just to share with you about my plight and misery as I do not have anyone to talk to. I am 45 years old and a former Senior Manager with one of the Casino Hotel in Singapore. I [...]

18-year-old foreign-born citizen reluctant to serve national service

18-year-old foreign-born citizen reluctant to serve national service

Hi Gilbert, I'm  18 years old,  recently returned to Singapore and currently  dealing with something way above my league. I was born in Malaysia,  my mom is of Phillipines' citizenship and [...]

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Editor's Note: Some of you have asked if we should boycott Hans Cafe - what do you think? Please pen your comments below so that we have a sense of how you felt about the whole incident. We also want [...]

Married woman feeling tortured when husband walked out

Married woman feeling tortured when husband walked out

Dear Gilbert, I saw your email addresses on steadymarriages.com and I decided to email right away because I’m having a very difficult time coping with the fact that my husband left me 2 weeks [...]

Career Transition from Navy Regular to Media Industry

Career Transition from Navy Regular to Media Industry

Hi Gilbert, I am dropping you this email, to thank you, and to show my support for your Transitioning website. It was really by chance that I stumbled upon your website. The global recession is [...]

20-year-old lady becoming the sole breadwinner at home

20-year-old lady becoming the sole breadwinner at home

Hi Gilbert, I don’t know whether this will help or is it bringing me to anywhere but I just need some professional advice. I’m Shirley  and only  20 years old. Though I’m young in my [...]

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