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Jobless PMET feeling depressed and suicidal after leaving corporate job for career switch

Jobless PMET feeling depressed and suicidal after leaving corporate job for career switch

Hi Gilbert, Just needed to talk to someone about it online - I'm in a very depressed state and overcoming suicide tendencies due to an unemployment situation. You know, the suicidal thought has [...]

Heart-attack victim gave up cab driving and advocated for better work conditions for cabbie

Heart-attack victim gave up cab driving and advocated for better work conditions for cabbie

Transitioning: Thanks Mark for agreeing to complete this questionaire on the rising healthcare cost in Singapore, can you first let us know abit about yourself, e.g. your age, marital status and [...]

General manager unfairly dismissed and seeking legal advice

General manager unfairly dismissed and seeking legal advice

 We have recently received alot of emails from readers who were unfairly dismissed from their jobs. Some of the letters  are posted on this blog site. Singapore is one unique first world [...]

Twice-retrenched software engineer cum breadwinner jobless for a year feeling hopeless and suicidal

Twice-retrenched software engineer cum breadwinner jobless for a year feeling hopeless and suicidal

Hi Gilbert,  I am in my early 40s with two beautiful young boys and a beautiful young wife but we are saddled with  a huge mortgage. To cut it short, I am sitting here in the dark at [...]

Can you afford to pay $12,000 for three stents in a C-class ward from our public restructured hospital when you have a heart attack?

Can you afford to pay $12,000 for three stents in a C-class ward from our public restructured hospital when you have a heart attack?

Latest: Hear Mark speaks about his near-death heart attack experience at our entrepreneurial event on 26 Nov (Mon) at NVPC seminar room one. Registration is required via [...]

Jobless PMET unfairly dismissed and suffered from health issues

Jobless PMET unfairly dismissed and suffered from health issues

  Hi Gilbert,   How are you doing?    Your website has struck a chord in my heart and I must applaud you for advocating a better work place for all.   Thank you for being a voice of [...]

Lady PMET must compensate company six months’ salary upon resignation within three years of contract

Lady PMET must compensate company six months’ salary upon resignation within three years of contract

  Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you as I have stumbled upon your website on a few occasions previously - read about work issues and problems  faced by alot of readers who have shared their [...]

Generation Y PMET is against foreign labour influx – why?

Generation Y PMET is against foreign labour influx – why?

Transitioning continues our interview series on the huge influx of foreigners into our country during the past few years. The sudden artificial increase not only robs local Singaporeans of their [...]

Singaporean renounced citizenship and became Australian citizen – why?

Singaporean renounced citizenship and became Australian citizen – why?

Transitioning is glad to have a Singaporean who renounced his citizenship and became a Australian citizen to share his migration journey with us. He is currently living in Melbourne with his family [...]

Young 28-year-old diploma holder never attend a single interview before – why?

Young 28-year-old diploma holder never attend a single interview before – why?

   Dear Gilbert,   I am age 28 years old and my highest educational qualification is a diploma.   Since my ORD in 2008, I have been helping my father at his shipping company.   The [...]

Singaporean PMET Relocated To Cambodia For Simpler Lifestyle

Singaporean PMET Relocated To Cambodia For Simpler Lifestyle

Hi Gilbert I came across your website, what  can I say -  thumb-up for what you did. Need not say too many words, but importantly sharing with other fellow Singaporeans -  no one will be [...]

Engineer terminated unfairly by American boss without any valid reason

Engineer terminated unfairly by American boss without any valid reason

Dear Gilbert, I was recently terminated from my  company unfairly and  I was their  Senior Plating Engineer. From May 2011, I was promoted to Quality Manager. However, there was [...]

Unfair dismissal: Lady PMET provides suggestions for a fairer employment legislation

Unfair dismissal: Lady PMET provides suggestions for a fairer employment legislation

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for your invitation to the MOM meeting. I would be pleased to attend but unfortunately I am unable to get away from the office today so I will have to give the meeting a [...]

Unemployed Engineer From NTU Depressed Over Rejection By MOE

Unemployed Engineer From NTU Depressed Over Rejection By MOE

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for the e-book. Just a bit on my background. I graduated from NTU in 2008 with a second class lower in material  science and engineering and was very active in [...]

Why does our Ministry of Education recruits teachers from Australia when there are so many jobless local PMETs?

Why does our Ministry of Education recruits teachers from Australia when there are so many jobless local PMETs?

Secondary Arts, Humanities and English Classroom Teacher About the Job Quality teachers and first-rate instruction are just some of the factors highlighted in the McKinsey Report which placed [...]

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