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Jobless PMET lost $100,000 job due to office politics with foreign talent and facing bankruptcy

Jobless PMET lost $100,000 job due to office politics with foreign talent and facing bankruptcy

Hi Gilbert  I have came across some bad cases that happened to fellow Singaporean  in your website and I thought of sharing my story with your readers.   I am currently 37 and I have  a [...]

Jobless software engineer: “Even our professional executives will fall through the crack due to our lax foreign talent policy.”

Jobless software engineer: “Even our professional executives will fall through the crack due to our lax foreign talent policy.”

  Hi Gilbert,  How are you doing?  I have been thinking alot lately whether  I should share my jobless experience with you.   Anyway, I think if my sharing can be of help to those [...]

Lady jobless PMET present wish list for discussion with MOM on 31st Oct

Lady jobless PMET present wish list for discussion with MOM on 31st Oct

    Hi Gilbert,   It is nice to know that you will be meeting the MOM officials soon. Can we know who are the MOM officials involved?   Can you publish your agenda on your blog so that we [...]

Housewife apprehensive about entering the workforce after a decade staying at home

Housewife apprehensive about entering the workforce after a decade staying at home

  Hi Gilbert,   Found your website while surfing. I’m a 39 years old homemaker, and my life revolves around my 2 kids in Primary 5 and Primary 2.   I left my job 10 years ago when my [...]

Lady PMET with mental illness trying to press on at work despite office bullying

Lady PMET with mental illness trying to press on at work despite office bullying

  Hi Gilbert,  How are you doing? Have life been good?   I started my work with dramatic entrance, with ISO audit coming just only a few days ago.   For the first week, I have been [...]

IT specialist breadwinner earned more than $10,000/month now jobless and feeling lost

IT specialist breadwinner earned more than $10,000/month now jobless and feeling lost

Since returning from Sydney, I have been meeting up with  jobless readers at my office but none impresses  me so much as Bruce, a 40-something sole breadwinner  who spoke articulately and is [...]

Mr Wei Chan – a F & B entrepreneur agrees with the foreign labour influx – why?

Mr Wei Chan – a F & B entrepreneur agrees with the foreign labour influx – why?

In this online interview article, we featured Mr Wei Chan - a successful F & B entrepreneur, who responded  to our questionaire  regarding the thorny issue of the foreign influx situation in [...]

Lynn Chen shared her thoughts on sexuality and other taboo issues

Lynn Chen shared her thoughts on sexuality and other taboo issues

Lynn Chen, a 32-year-old social entrepreneur, is here again to share her views on sexuality and her own recent unwed pregnancy. Marriage is on the cards though and we wish the couple all  the best [...]

Lady PMET felt unjustified with wrongful dismissal and have nowhere to turn to for assistance

Lady PMET felt unjustified with wrongful dismissal and have nowhere to turn to for assistance

Dear Mr Goh, I am writing to you to seek some advice on a  wrongful dismissal. I was employed by a MNC  in Feb 2011 as a Country Manager, with the full responsibility of opening up their [...]

Indian foreign talent unable to get PR for her husband and seeking advice

Indian foreign talent unable to get PR for her husband and seeking advice

Can we trust the Prime Minister as many Singaporeans feel that their jobs are being taken away instead.   Hi Gilbert I am Singaporean female PR (Indian nationality) and have been in Singapore [...]

Jobless male PMET complaints about discrimination against males in the workforce

Jobless male PMET complaints about discrimination against males in the workforce

I am not a marriage expert but generally, I have observed that for good long-lasting marriages, both the husband and wife must be have equal footing in a society, at home and at work. I  sometimes [...]

22-year-old becomes security guard and feeling apprehensive about his future

22-year-old becomes security guard and feeling apprehensive about his future

  Hi Sir I came across your website and after reading  alot of articles there, I feel that it relates to the problems I am currently facing right now. Let me introduce myself. My name [...]

Generation Y lady PMET agrees with the current foreign talent influx – why?

Generation Y lady PMET agrees with the current foreign talent influx – why?

  We have sent out this questionaire regarding the effect of foreign influx on the population to several Singaporeans.   Lynn has graciously  responded to the questionaire and we published her [...]

Dismissed 49-year-old equities trader don’t want to end up as a cabbie

Dismissed 49-year-old equities trader don’t want to end up as a cabbie

  Hi Gilbert, I was retrenched back in Oct 2011 and have not being able to  find a salaried job. since. I was an equities trader with a Japanese investment firm for four years and was [...]

Local senior manager terminated by foreign talents and promoting anti-work place bullying movement

Local senior manager terminated by foreign talents and promoting anti-work place bullying movement

Gilbert, The latest posting captioned Female PMET unhappy with imminent job termination struck a deep chord in me. I truly empathized  with the writer  as I was placed  in a worse situation [...]

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