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Thursday July 24th 2014

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Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Hi Gilbert   Please see enclosed.   Eventually, I will become a criminal for not able to pay $1800 / mth  after  'fighting' and 'spending' so much legal fees just to see/ access my children because of HER blockage, etc. Will be followed by [...]

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Dear Gilbert, First of all, I have to thank you for setting up this website that gives hope in life. The staff at the company I'm working at informed me via a teleconference that I am to be immediately terminated. I was given two letters. [...]

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

Dear Gilbert, I like to seek your help to secure a job. I graduated from NUS in 1988. I major in Computer and Info Sciences. For 21 years, I worked in an in-house IT environment and took on various IT roles such as project manager, system [...]

Mother of two worried about husband’s termination and facing rental eviction

Mother of two worried about husband’s termination and facing rental eviction

Dear Gilbert, My husband is working in XXXX  as a product manager. He joined the company since 01 Nov 2013 and is still under six months probation till 30 April 2014. He was working fine. The boss and the Head of Department never [...]

Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Hi Gilbert, Please find the attached resume for clarification. As for my life story, I have gone through many hardships. My parents died when I was young. I struggled to reach where I am now but after marriage, the whole world shattered [...]

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

Hi, I am currently living in the central district with my mum and dad. My hobbies include cycling, photography, working out in the gym, using the computer and reading. I recently graduated from a local university, and prior to this a [...]

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

Hi Gilbert, I am a 32-year-old engineer with a chemistry degree and 6 years experience in the chemical industry. Recently, I left a stable job in an MNC to join a small start-up as a chemical engineer. However the job scope was that of of a [...]

Depressed lady PMET asked to leave after taking 4-day MC and not paid her commissions by Indian company

Depressed lady PMET asked to leave after taking 4-day MC and not paid her commissions by Indian company

Hi Gilbert, I worked for a private company as a business development executive for about 6 months coming to 7 months. My job scope is to bring in contracts for the company, regardless of ad-hoc or yearly contract. I have so far brought in five [...]

$7.50/hour pay for 51-year-old office manager job in a recruitment agency

$7.50/hour pay for 51-year-old office manager job in a recruitment agency

Dear Gilbert, This is Jean. I am 51 this year. It has been very tough for me to get a job. I resigned from my job last Monday 24 March as an office manager. I was paid $7.50 an hour in a recruitment agency (not for domestic helpers.) I [...]

Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Hi Gilbert Not sure if anyone has shared with you about recruitment agency charging high monthly administrative charges from their contracted staff. I could not find a permanent job in the job markets since...crossing the age of 35. Plus most [...]

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well and fine. I will start off with a short introduction of myself. My name is Linda and I am a contract staff with DHL. I started off well with DHL as a LCSC call agent. After 3 months, my [...]

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

To: Mr Heng Swee Kiat Minister for Education Dear Sir, I am appealing on behalf of Mr Zulfikli, who has written to us regarding MOE's request for his daughter Zafirah Hamizah Bte Zulfikli  to pay back a bond of $76,000 for failing her [...]

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Hi Mr Gilbert, So let me share something with you. I hope it will get some attention as it is my own plight with the government. Yes, many would say why bother to sign an agreement when the terms will ultimately go drastically against [...]

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

Hi Gilbert, I would like to thank you for your help, especially on your ebook. I'm not sure whether I need coaching. I just want a more realistic picture on the job employment market in Singapore. The figures given by the media and surveys [...]

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Randall L. Stephenson, CEO AT & T Corps Dallas Texas United States Re: Appeal for compensation for unfair dismissal of Singaporean mother of three who was replaced by Indian national after maternity leave at AT & T Singapore Dear Mr [...]

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