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Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

I have lived and worked in Singapore for more than 5 years and have visited the country for more than ten years; but I agree with the local Singaporeans (I am a Caucasian). I feel the PAP is doing [...]

Retrenched NUS graduate advice to Singaporeans: “Leave Singapore”

Retrenched NUS graduate advice to Singaporeans: “Leave Singapore”

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Philip: I am an NUS graduate and have been an IT [...]

Wife seeking help for IT husband who was retrenched by HP filled with Indian professionals graduated from shop-house engineering colleges

Wife seeking help for IT husband who was retrenched by HP filled with Indian professionals graduated from shop-house engineering colleges

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you for help. My husband is 40 years old and was recently retrenched 3 months ago. He was working for HP which has a influx of Indian IT professionals. Most of [...]

35-year-old Singaporean appealing for assistance to HDB for 3-room BTO flat to no avail

35-year-old Singaporean appealing for assistance to HDB for 3-room BTO flat to no avail

To: chairman@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg Dear Sir/Madam, I’m writing to you this email in the hope of getting a flat for my family. My wife and I are currently staying in a HDB rental flat. We have [...]

Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for your much needed response. I am currently in distress trying to get  my son's CPF issue resolved at numerous PAP McPherson MPS but all I received from the activists [...]

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Dear Ms Hamzah, MCI I am writing to you as I am experiencing difficulties in communicating with your colleagues on the grant of my elderly mother's "PGP Card". The law clearly states that even [...]

Struggling Singaporean woman in her 50s begged for food at foodstall in Boon Lay after CDC rejects assistance

Struggling Singaporean woman in her 50s begged for food at foodstall in Boon Lay after CDC rejects assistance

To PA_QSM@pa.gov.sg CC reach@reach.gov.sg Daniel_Foo@pa.gov.sg Goh Gilbert To Whom It May Concern, I have previously appealed through the West Coast GRC MP to obtain assistance from South West [...]

Jobless married PMET sees no future here and ambivalent about switching field

Jobless married PMET sees no future here and ambivalent about switching field

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. I need  support as I’m feeling really down right now. I am Singaporean, in my mid thirties,  a graduate and jobless for several months. I left my last [...]

Returning Singaporean in his 50s, retrenched and frustrated with our inept labour law

Returning Singaporean in his 50s, retrenched and frustrated with our inept labour law

Dear Gilbert, I am a above-50-years-old unemployed PMET, spent 12 years of my life working overseas and recently came back to Singapore. In 2013, I was made redundant due to M&A and was laid [...]

Jobless homeless lady PMET living in $25/day hostel and feeling despondent

Jobless homeless lady PMET living in $25/day hostel and feeling despondent

Hi Gilbert, I got your contact info from Zarina, who said that you might be able to help me get a job and/or help me financially as well. I'm a freelance editor who's been out of work for a [...]

33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months

33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months

Dear Gilbert, This is the first time I am writing to you. I just got back from Vietnam in January and have been looking for a job in F&B line as I have been in this line for more than 12 [...]

Jobless father with masters degree requesting for financial assistance for sick baby girl requiring surgery

Jobless father with masters degree requesting for financial assistance for sick baby girl requiring surgery

Dear Gilbert, My name is Sam and perhaps you can remember me from our short meeting a few years ago. We had a discussion over a meal  when I was still the Head of Sales and Marketing in the [...]

Father resorts to crowdfunding for daughter’s debts of $69,000 owed to MOE for failing teaching course

Father resorts to crowdfunding for daughter’s debts of $69,000 owed to MOE for failing teaching course

Dear Friends, Our whole family was delighted that our second daughter got through the teaching interview. She was an exemplary student in school and her strongest characteristic is that, she does [...]

33-year-old local Indian with masters degree jobless for 6 months and applied for 500 job vacancies without avail

33-year-old local Indian with masters degree jobless for 6 months and applied for 500 job vacancies without avail

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Bala: 33 year old Male -  born Singaporean. [...]

53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and starting afresh with a food store business after selling flat

53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and starting afresh with a food store business after selling flat

Hi Gilbert, Happy Chinese New Year! I am a supporter and admirer of your work.  I call you my Band of Botak Brothers - Gilbert, M Ravi and Wijeysingha.  Keep up the good work! I have lost [...]

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