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Friday April 25th 2014

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Desperate journey of a jobless reader

Desperate journey of a jobless reader

This letter was first published here on  18 April 2010. Hi Gilbert,   Really,  I would advise  that your readers  get some  valid skills certification such as forklift operation, crane mover, etc. I am looking into this area even though [...]

Indian national wanted to renounce Singapore citizenship for CPF monies

Indian national wanted to renounce Singapore citizenship for CPF monies

Posted by bsyaja  in Singaporeexpats.com http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic62107.html Hi, I am a registered Singapore citizen and I am currently residing in India and have decided to take up Indian citizenship and renounce the [...]

Wife left me because of my lower pay package

Wife left me because of my lower pay package

My name is Peter and I am 46 years old. My wife and I now live separately and the divorce will be finalised after 3 years of separation according to the Singapore’s divorce law. I honestly did not see it coming until about 2 months ago. My wife [...]

Jobless Singaporean migrant in Perth having difficulty adjusting

Jobless Singaporean migrant in Perth having difficulty adjusting

Hi Gilbert,   I am still struggling  to adapt in Perth  since we relocated here mid last year. There is always this unsettling feeling about  getting a job - losing hope already, weather - freezing cold, lifestyle - doing the same thing each [...]

Former broker now a security guard

Former broker now a security guard

Former broker now a security guard From millions a year, ex-broker now earns $50 a day. Sat, Sep 11, 2010 AsiaOne Once, he earned tens of thousands a month; now, ex-broker Andrew Michael Teo works as a security guard for $50 a day. The [...]

Dependent Pass Holder Fed up With Unscrupulous Employer

Dependent Pass Holder Fed up With Unscrupulous Employer

Posted by vinsebby http://forum.singaporeexpats.com Dear All, I am dependent pass (DP)  holder and was recently called in for an interview by a company. They have also offered me a job position after an interview. However, after meeting [...]

Ex-teacher finding it tough to return to the workforce

Ex-teacher finding it tough to return to the workforce

Hi Gilbert,  Thanks for the prompt reply.  I'll continue to find a way back into the workforce, thanks for the support you are giving to people like me.  The best thing about your website is that I feel assured that I am not alone and [...]

Gambling husband destroyed my family

Gambling husband destroyed my family

Hi Gilbert My divorce is already at the final stage and we now in the process of  allocating our assets.  Yes till today, I still believe that a imperfect marriage is definitely better than a divorce.............if only this is possible. [...]

Thoughts of a foreigner reader on Singapore

Thoughts of a foreigner reader on Singapore

I am in the UK now. Prior to that I had not left Singapore for almost three years so I had observed all sorts of things through what was an incredibly depressing recession.   My wife flies around internationally  and my job has been to look [...]

Dad killed himself due to prolonged unemployment

Dad killed himself due to prolonged unemployment

My dad, S, killed himself on March 16, 2009 because he ran out of money and could not find work. My whole family had been devastated by the economy. He was 61 years old and could not take it anymore. He could not figure out how to keep the electric [...]

Jobless Man Happy To Be a House-dad

Jobless Man Happy To Be a House-dad

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the prompt reply. Attached is my resume for your better  understanding. I'm a Diploma holder in HRD and possessed  a  ITC (Higher Nitec) in Electrical  Engineering. Spent the early part of my career in plant [...]

Divorced woman feeling the pain of child alienation

Divorced woman feeling the pain of child alienation

Dear Gilbert,   I thank God that I found  this website and I hope that you  can  help me here. Presently, my ex and I are in the midst of  a divorce and we are  settling our  anxilliary matters and custody of children. I am very [...]

Helping the one I love through unemployment

Helping the one I love through unemployment

Hi Gilbert I was sourcing through the web for  tips on how to help my boyfriend who is currently unemployed for about a few months already. I chanced upon your website and I'd like to express my appreciation for your efforts. I supposed it [...]

Divorced man feeling the blues

Divorced man feeling the blues

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and have decided to email. I find it hard reading your articles as it just causes too much pain and I am totally lost about what I can do now and I constantly cry and battle suicidal thoughts. I am from [...]

Jobless Reader Found Us in Reader Digest’s Article

Jobless Reader Found Us in Reader Digest’s Article

Dear Gilbert  My name is Helidor (not her real name)  and I am a middle-aged  Singapore citizen.  I came to know about you and your website after reading a Readers Digest article entitled "Lost your Job? Here's what to do".  I have [...]

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