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Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Dear Gilbert Just managed to learn of your name and  ''transitioning" website yesterday. Enclosed are my  resume and  a testimonial for your perusal. I'm 47 years old,  graduated from NUS with BSc (Maths) in 91 and  went on to work  [...]

36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, I am an ardent follower of yours, and have a high amount of respect for what you are doing for the larger good of unemployed and under-employed Singaporeans. I am extremely interested in this Cambodia position for IT Project [...]

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Transitioning: Describe abit about yourself Amy e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Amy: Female Singaporean, 24, Bachelor’s Degree, one year work experience in Sg, another year’s work experience in [...]

Local jobless PMET suicidal and seeking treatment at IMH for depression

Local jobless PMET suicidal and seeking treatment at IMH for depression

Hi Gilbert I am not sure whether you still remember me - I contacted you last year around April, and I have been trying to find a stable job but have been without any luck. I have been doing contract job in 2012 and  thought that my luck [...]

Childcare teacher terminated by private childcare centre after returning from maternity leave

Childcare teacher terminated by private childcare centre after returning from maternity leave

Dear Mr. Gilbert First of all I would like to apologise for my poor command of English. I come to know about you from Facebook and Transitioning.org. We would like to seek for your advice regarding my wife job termination yesterday. My wife [...]

Whistleblower: Unfairly dismisssed by ANZ bank not once but twice and replaced by foreign talents

Whistleblower: Unfairly dismisssed by ANZ bank not once but twice and replaced by foreign talents

Transitioning has received numerous emails from our PMETs over the years stating that they were unfairly dismissed by their employers. Our weak labour  laws meant that unfairly-dismissed PMETs have nowhere to seek for redress when there is a case [...]

Job interview: Singaporean employer badmouthing about local workers

Job interview: Singaporean employer badmouthing about local workers

Dear Gilbert First time posting here just felt like sharing my story with your readers. I have recently went for  an HR position interview. All the while this employer who  says that he is also a Singaporean kept on badmouthing about [...]

TAFEP unable to assist PMET after been replaced by foreign talents at ANZ

TAFEP unable to assist PMET after been replaced by foreign talents at ANZ

From: Alice Teo Alice@tafep.sg Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM Subject: Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices Dear Mr A Please refer to your email sent today. 2. Following your feedback, we had kept your identity [...]

Singaporean PMET just migrated to Brisbane and never look back

Singaporean PMET just migrated to Brisbane and never look back

Thanks for responding to our questionaire John  on emigrating Singaporeans, please describe abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification, work experience. I was last employed by a Bank in Singapore for more than 3 [...]

Former ANZ local employee replaced by foreign talent not once but twice!

Former ANZ local employee replaced by foreign talent not once but twice!

  Former ANZ employee says: October 15, 2013 at 5:33 am (Edit) I would like to report a case of workplace discrimination that I have faced recently at ANZ bank, Singapore. I am a Singapore citizen with about 15 years of experience in the [...]

Generation Y Singaporean lady just emigrated but still wants to return home some day

Generation Y Singaporean lady just emigrated but still wants to return home some day

Every year, more than ten thousand Singaporeans left our country in search of greener pastures. The exodus not only hurt our population growth but also triggers an imminent brain drain. About another thousand Singaporeans surrendered their pink IC [...]

Generation Y lady PMET finding it tough clearing job interviews

Generation Y lady PMET finding  it tough clearing job interviews

Hi Albert (and Helen and Gilbert), Thanks for your encouragement. I went for the interview at ABC today. However I'm not sure if I am entirely confident of it - the interviewer tried to unnerve me many times during the interview, also [...]

Interview with jobless PMET: “No job = no pride or dignity as a father. I just want to provide for my children with my own money.”

Interview with jobless PMET: “No job = no pride or dignity as a father. I just want to provide for my children with my own money.”

Transitioning: First of all, thanks Philip for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Philip: I come from IT background with almost 20 years of work experience. I graduated from [...]

Local PMET working in MNC terminated by foreign manager and replaced by his FT friend

Local PMET working in MNC terminated by foreign manager and replaced by his FT friend

I have been  working for a  MNC for 4  years. Last year, a new management took over  the Singapore branch. The company brought in a young manager. Lets call him Dundee, on the first day, he took away our benefit. Dundee continued to show [...]

Non-graduate receives a Starhub temp offer of $1700 as technical support analyst – can he survive?

Non-graduate receives a Starhub temp offer of $1700 as technical support analyst – can he survive?

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Jack and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Non-graduate, generation Y. 2. What was your last occupation and you have told me that you were [...]

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