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Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website while Googling support for unemployed. Your website appeared before my eyes and I read the posts with a sharp pain in my heart. Your website gives me [...]

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Fred and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Fred: I am a local graduate who went [...]

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Dear Sir/Mdm, I'm writing to seek much needed help on acquiring a HDB flat for the sake of my growing kid. I am a single parent currently residing with my aged mother. HDB said I'm [...]

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Hi Gilbert, Long time no speak. I can see you are very very busy standing up for the rights of Singaporean especially the unemployed. Hats off to you. I must say you have my utmost respect for [...]

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer Mr Teo who suffers from mental/physical  illness received a legal letter  from law firm Yeo-Leong & Peh LLC to repay $807.36 in owed repayment tertiary loan instalment to DBS [...]

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Dear Sir/Mdm, I’m writing to request for assistance. I’ve only commenced work in this company, Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd for 4 days when they abruptly told me that my service is not [...]

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

Hi Gilbert, Below is my writing. I would like to remain anonymous. I was admitted to IMH twice last year. In all, I have spent six weeks in IMH. After I was discharged from IMH, my family [...]

Malay breadwinner driver with three young children staying in one-room rental, earns $2200/month and replaced by foreigner at Gates PCM Construction Ltd

Malay breadwinner driver with three young children staying in one-room rental, earns $2200/month and replaced by foreigner at Gates PCM Construction Ltd

             Hi Gilbert I, Muhammed Gani (NRIC S7337871J) am writing about the company, GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD. It's with regard to the termination of my service. I previously [...]

Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Hi Gilbert   Please see enclosed.   Eventually, I will become a criminal for not able to pay $1800 / mth  after  'fighting' and 'spending' so much legal fees just to see/ access my children [...]

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Dear Gilbert, First of all, I have to thank you for setting up this website that gives hope in life. The staff at the company I'm working at informed me via a teleconference that I am to be [...]

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

Dear Gilbert, I like to seek your help to secure a job. I graduated from NUS in 1988. I major in Computer and Info Sciences. For 21 years, I worked in an in-house IT environment and took on [...]

Mother of two worried about husband’s termination and facing rental eviction

Mother of two worried about husband’s termination and facing rental eviction

Dear Gilbert, My husband is working in XXXX  as a product manager. He joined the company since 01 Nov 2013 and is still under six months probation till 30 April 2014. He was working [...]

Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Hi Gilbert, Please find the attached resume for clarification. As for my life story, I have gone through many hardships. My parents died when I was young. I struggled to reach where I am [...]

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

Hi, I am currently living in the central district with my mum and dad. My hobbies include cycling, photography, working out in the gym, using the computer and reading. I recently graduated [...]

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

Hi Gilbert, I am a 32-year-old engineer with a chemistry degree and 6 years experience in the chemical industry. Recently, I left a stable job in an MNC to join a small start-up as a chemical [...]

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