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Wednesday December 13th 2017

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Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises an employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in finance on over $100000 a year. Prior to [...]

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Hello Gilbert, I read your article online, shared by one of my friends. It is written that the Fan Brothers recruiting the naive to join their large corporate. This is the actual story of their [...]

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Felicia, be persistent… the first few years are unstable until you got a track record. The rest of my message is not for you but for people who aspire to have a degree and thinking it’s a [...]

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

  Hi Sir, My husband has just being released from prison on the 15th of August due to his parking summons and now he is still on warrant arrest for another 2 summons. We have made an [...]

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Survey: unemployed for more than a year there is only 3% chance of a interview call

Gilbert, I read about the unemployment rate now at 2.3% and this is unsettling for folks like me who are in their mid-40s. The thought of going jobless with high family commitment is quite [...]

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Korean PMET enquiring for opportunities in oil & gas industry here

Hi, I am currently based in Seoul with career background in O&G and EPC sectors. I recently worked as a management consultant for Korea EPC companies, but had to leave due to decreased oil [...]

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

PMET facing dismissal or own resignation from bank due to performance

Hi Gilbert -  Good day to you. I am Peter and I have met-up with you years back for advice, when I was in transition. Now I am caught in a tough situation that would use your advice on what [...]

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Why sometimes its better to die with a major illness than going to the hospital

Mr Ridwan's daughter Bella messaged me few days ago about the emergency donation of $600 for his father's pet scan at NUH before a bone marrow transplant. The scan is crucial as it will certify that [...]

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten reasons why Singaporeans must protest against the Reserved Presidential Election:- 1. The Reserved Presidential Election goes against the principle of our Singapore Pledge which is "regardless [...]

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am writing to you after reading your article regarding an NIE student who have failed [...]

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Even a day is too much. I got the whole thing done in one hour. I phoned up ICA and asked for details they told me to bring in the same documents as mentioned in the SMS. But when I asked them [...]

Divorced 38-year-old PMET live in JB, jobless for 8 months and feeling suicidal

Divorced 38-year-old PMET live in JB, jobless for 8 months and feeling suicidal

Hi Gilbert, I truly need help I am feeling suicidal at times. My life has been a challenge since the beginning of my life. I try to get pass through by trying to compare myself to the less [...]

Family of 8 living on $500/month with no water, $5 Pay U and limited transport fare

Family of 8 living on $500/month with no water, $5 Pay U and limited transport fare

Visited a needy family at Marine Terrace yesterday - I was fascinated by the beautiful sea view on top of the block though it houses three rental blocks for Singapore's poorest. About 20 metres away [...]

PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

Hi Guys, Sorry to disturb. I don’t know how can I post here to get advice. I am in deep trouble and I don’t know what should I do. I have been working in my company A for around one year [...]

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

I collected my house key from HDB Toa Payoh on 17 June 2017.  In the afternoon, I went to the house with my family and mover so that we can clean the house and transfer some items.  Please note [...]

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