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Wednesday June 29th 2016

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Brisbane and Singapore – which city is better?

Brisbane and Singapore – which city is better?

Let's just compare the cost of owning a vehicle, take for example a Honda Jazz. Assume you are 20 years old and u are intending to drive till 60, hence calculations are based on 40 years car [...]

Hospital visit to inspiring dying stage 4 breast cancer patient

Hospital visit to inspiring dying stage 4 breast cancer patient

I went to visit Minie today, she welcomed me with a huge smile, arms wide open and a delighted scream. This lady is amazing, she is an absolute fighter! I am proud to be her friend. In light of [...]

Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost

Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert , Things are slowly turning I don't know for the good or bad. The leasing company towed away my vehicle and starting charging me for the excess for the accident despite the fact it [...]

Fresh 26-year-old business graduate feeling frustrated after 4 months of fruitless job search

Fresh 26-year-old business graduate feeling frustrated after 4 months of fruitless job search

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am a fresh business management degree graduate. This year I am 26, and I have been actively looking for a job for about 4 months now. Till date, I have not received a [...]

Engineer about to be retrenched enquiring on retrenchment benefit

Engineer about to be retrenched enquiring on retrenchment benefit

Hi Gilbert, I am with a company as a engineer for more than 3 years. My salary is below $4.5k. Question: a) Am I covered Under the employment act? b) Does the retrenchment benefit apply [...]

Singaporean migrated to Sydney and loving it

Singaporean migrated to Sydney and loving it

Describe a bit about yourself Johnny e.g. your personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. I am a finance professional with more than 20 years of experience in the [...]

34-year-old jobless PMET with degree in communications made career switch to be baker

34-year-old jobless PMET with degree in communications made career switch to be baker

Hi Gilbert I’m writing to you today to inform you that I will be starting a new job soon. I have decided to make a career switch to become a full time baker in a bakery. It took me quite some [...]

Jobless 38-year-old lady PMET earned $5500 before but willing to settle for $1400 – $1800

Jobless 38-year-old lady PMET earned $5500 before but willing to settle for $1400 – $1800

Hi Gilbert I'm a 38–year-old female. I've been asked to resign from my position last June. I used to be a office admin manager. I read from your website of the many jobless people's [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET just returned from China and adjusting to labour environment

Jobless Singaporean PMET just returned from China and adjusting to labour environment

Hi Gilbert I have read alot on your website and used to sympathize with all the people that lost their job. But now recently after I quit my job in China and came back I realize that I'm facing [...]

36-year-old banker who used to earn $300,000 to $400,000 per annum frustrated at labour policies

36-year-old banker who used to earn $300,000 to $400,000 per annum frustrated at labour policies

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online AJ and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? i am a 36 year old Singaporean lady and earned my Economics [...]

Online interview: “Have employment quotas which are industry specific”

Online interview: “Have employment quotas which are industry specific”

First of all, thanks Nora for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? I’m a local PMET with online media research and marketing [...]

34-year-old PMET with Bachelor of Communications facing difficulty in landing a job since 2014

34-year-old PMET with Bachelor of Communications facing difficulty in landing a job since 2014

Hi Gilbert I hope this email finds you well. I'm a 33 turning 34 year old Singaporean PMET with a Bachelor of Communications. I've been seeking employment since mid 2014 (when my contract [...]

Foreign expat reapplying for EP with new salary of $4500

Foreign expat reapplying for EP with new salary of $4500

Hello All, Firstly wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2016! I have been working in Singapore since 11th March 2013 with an American Broadcast media company as a senior sales executive [...]

36-year-old lady PMET with 15 years of finance experience jobless for 18 months

36-year-old lady PMET with 15 years of finance experience jobless for 18 months

Hi Gilbert I am a 36 year old lady. Singaporean born and bred. I have unfortunately been out of job for close to 18 months. I have close to 15 years of work experience in the finance industry [...]

Divorced homeless Uber driver sleeps in car for a week and feeling trapped in his situation

Divorced homeless Uber driver sleeps in car for a week and feeling trapped in his situation

Dear Gilbert , I'm 34 and will only be 35 in July. I am facing some major setbacks in life and anxiety turned to desperation as the clock ticks. I am a divorcee with two children. Care and control [...]

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