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Thursday August 25th 2016

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

The disadvantage of having no family

The disadvantage of having no family

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for your support. I would like to share my story of struggle in our nation full of constitutional discrimination. I have no family. My parents died when I was very young [...]

Post-labour day protest mail from participants

Post-labour day protest mail from participants

Dear Gilbert Thank you for organising this Great Family Day with my fellow citizens. Everything was taken care-off and the program line-up was perfect. I am writing so that we can further [...]

Labour day protest – day of reckoning for fellow Singaporeans?

Labour day protest – day of reckoning for fellow Singaporeans?

 Dear Friends, As we head towards May 1st 2013 today  and a bigger gathering at Hong Lim Green I wish to share some thoughts with our fellow Singaporeans. We all recognise that Singapore is [...]

Even if foreigners leave tomorrow, unemployed PMETs in their 30s will unlikely get jobs unless HR mindset changes

Even if foreigners leave tomorrow, unemployed PMETs in their 30s will unlikely get jobs unless HR mindset changes

Hi Gilbert. I refer to your Hong Lim Park Protest on 1 May. I also heard news about how some foreigners were asked to resign after their S-Passes were not renewed in the private [...]

28-year-old married PMET sharing his frustration with life

28-year-old married PMET sharing his frustration with life

Hi Gilbert, Before I tell my story let me share a little bit on my background. I am 28 this year and  married with a cute little boy who is 21 months old. I am currently working as a senior [...]

PRC permanent resident studying in Singapore Poly sharing thoughts on May day sequel protest

PRC permanent resident studying in Singapore Poly sharing thoughts on May day sequel protest

Hi. I came across the May Day Protest through a share on my timeline. I just wanted to share my thoughts. I am not a Singaporean,  I came from China 10 years ago and am currently a PR studying [...]

Lady PMET disheartened by discriminating work culture and resigned after a month

Lady PMET disheartened by discriminating work culture and resigned after a month

Dear Michael I am contemplating to send this email as I am not sure if this is appropriate and if you would believe what I have witnessed in the FOH. But most importantly, I hope the management [...]

20-something businessman sued for bankruptcy in deal went awry

20-something businessman sued for bankruptcy in deal went awry

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am writing to you seeking advice or probable solution to my current situation that I am facing. I have just started out about a year and a half ago as a sole proprietor on my [...]

What does being Singaporean First mean?

What does being Singaporean First mean?

We, @ Singaporean First policy movement, welcome all foreigners, especially those who are truly talented, to work and live amongst us. See, we too aspire to be like the USA where it took in all [...]

Just one FT will breed more FTs in a company

Just one FT will breed more FTs in a company

Dear Gilbert, F”T”s -  I put the “T” in inverted commas as most of the foreigners  are displacing us in jobs  which do not require  specialized talent and many Singaporeans could [...]

Bullied and pushed out by Malaysian PR manager – attending labour day protest event

Bullied and pushed out by Malaysian PR manager – attending labour day protest event

Hello Gilbert Good day to you. I am very appreciative of your efforts in voicing up for displaced Singaporeans who lost their jobs due to an unlevelled playing field created by the PAP [...]

Malay jobless lady with degree in film feeling discouraged prior to marriage

Malay jobless lady with degree in film feeling discouraged prior to marriage

Hi Gilbert, I came across your site from an article that a friend shared through FB. I think the site is a needed avenue for PMET especially who are going through transitional [...]

23-year-old security guard feeling hopeless and suicidal in life

23-year-old security guard feeling hopeless and suicidal in life

Hi Sir Im not too sure if you remember me. My name is Steven I have emailed you regarding my job as a security guard and the challenges I faced. I am currently facing more problems than [...]

Malaysian seeking support for prolonged unemployment

Malaysian seeking support for prolonged unemployment

Dear Gilbert, Hope this mail finds you all well. I'm writing to you after coming across your website when I did a search for career coach last night. Just to give you a bit of a background [...]

Why I attended the 1602 protest against 6.9 million population white paper

Why I attended the 1602 protest against 6.9 million population white paper

  Transitioning: Thanks for participating in the 1602 protest at Hong Lim Park, can you please describe your occupation, qualifications and age?  Rahimah: Odd jobs (part-time data entry). Often [...]

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