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Singaporean married to foreigner on S Pass work permit unable to see own child

Singaporean married to foreigner on S Pass work permit unable to see own child

    Hi Gilbert,   My brother is married to a foreigner who’s working and holding the  ’S’ Pass work permit after marriage.   Once their baby was born, she left him and started [...]

Asian woman married to Caucasian for 15 years feeling the heat of marital strife

Asian woman married to Caucasian for 15 years feeling the heat of marital strife

Dear Gilbert, I have made several attempts in the past to search for help that could bring me out of this dilemma. Today,  after another argument with my spouse, I came across your website and  [...]

Generation Y PMET’s Analysis of Our Current Economy In Singapore

Generation Y PMET’s  Analysis of Our Current Economy In Singapore

Dear People, Lynn Chen In light of the recent General Elections, where people out rightly displayed their frustrations and resentment, many issues once hushed, lying dormant for a long time were [...]

Young PMET Ambivalent About Working in Voluntary Welfare Organisation

Young PMET Ambivalent About Working in Voluntary Welfare Organisation

Dear Gilbert, Nice to hear that you're enjoying yourself in Sydney! By the way, I think I owe you this email to inform you that I've landed up with a job. However that said, I am still having [...]

29-year-old Malay PMET with engineering masters degree unemployed for 2 years

29-year-old Malay PMET with engineering masters degree unemployed for 2 years

We are currently trying to  feature  highly-educated  unemployed PMETs in this interview series and  ask our employers to contact us if they find the person featured suitable for any vacancies [...]

Lady PMET Facing Difficulty Getting Local Job After Dubai Assignment

Lady PMET Facing Difficulty Getting Local Job After Dubai Assignment

  Hi Gilbert   I came across your website about a month ago and I liked it a lot. I am kind of saddened about the situation here. I was in Dubai for 5 years and returned last October. I was very [...]

NUS Honours Graduate Finding It Tough Getting Employment Due To Depression

NUS Honours Graduate Finding It Tough Getting Employment Due To Depression

  Hi Gilbert,    Thanks for the speedy response! I did not expect it, you just made my day. Thank you.    I'll try not to be too wordy, but it is a bit of a long story... please bear with [...]

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

Dear Friends, Our government is trying to bring in at least 20,000 new citizens each year in the hope of arresting the low birth rate issue.  Transitioning is carrying out a qualitative survey [...]

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

  Hi Gilbert,  Thank you very much for setting up transitioning.org website. It has been a great support to me when I feel depressed about looking for a job.  I'm Aileen, 27 currently a [...]

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Hi Gilbert, I have just come across your website today and I found some of the posts to be an eye opener. Keep up the good work! I am interested to read your book so it would be great if you [...]

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Hi  Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months ago, I have been a regular reader. Ya I  know, some stories are really scary and  as of now I'm pretty unnerved as [...]

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Transitioning (T): Thanks Lynn for allowing us to interview you regarding your social entrepreneur projects, can you tell us if this is your first business venture? Lynn (L): This is my first [...]

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

  Hi Gilbert,   I chanced upon your website while I was surfing the net to hope to find a solution to my problem.   My husband and I  have been dating since we were 18 and we got married [...]

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online  Shirley and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Shirley (S): I am 28 years old, [...]

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

We continue our online survey for local PMETs who are currently jobless and looking for work. I must say that it’s an employer’s market out there right now as companies are flushed with manpower [...]

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