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Foreigner on Dependent’s Pass found it difficult to get a recruitor job

Foreigner on Dependent’s Pass found it difficult to get a recruitor job

Postby gmse26 » Fri, 04 Dec 2015 5:56 pm Hi all, I moved to Singapore on a Dependant's Pass 6 weeks ago from London and have been searching for recruiter/talent positions. Most of the [...]

Security guard unhappy about Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation

Security guard unhappy about Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation

Hi Gilbert. I am not writing this to KPKB but to share with all my fellow security guards. I have a very nasty encounter with a security agency at the "Frontline" of the Year-end Festive Season [...]

Singaporean lamenting about salary dfference between local and foreign PMETs

Singaporean lamenting about salary dfference between local and foreign PMETs

I myself was unemployed for 2 years and just recently found a job. All I can say is this, low paying job is better than having no job at all. I’m now currently working for a Jap MNC and my [...]

Singapore PMET discouraged from seeking labour redress from Transitioning.org

Singapore PMET discouraged from seeking labour redress from Transitioning.org

Dear Minister Lim Swee Say, I take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holiday and I would like to add further input into this case before the commencement of the Labor Court this [...]

Singaporean driving taxi after unemployed for one year and shared a one bedroom with family

Singaporean driving taxi after unemployed for one year and shared a one bedroom with family

Dear Gilbert, My name is Terence. I am a 48-year-old Singaporean who is currently driving a taxi. I am a father of 2 very young children, age 5 and 7. I was formerly a training manager for [...]

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Hi Gilbert I am a born bred Singaporean. I am pretty well educated armed with a MBA from a top 5 business school. I have been unsuccessfully looking for a job for three years. I was able to [...]

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

*SunGard is a FinTech company which has questionable HR practice. 1. The senior management are all French origin and the middle layer made up of FT Indians. No Chinese or Singaporean in [...]

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) hired teachers to teach English courses to students from China, Myanmar, Vietnam required by ICA before they can proceed to taking the diploma courses [...]

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Dear Mr Singh, Thank you for your prompt response, However, I still have another case that is bothering both my wife, Mdm Chow and I that we are unable to sleep for nights as we have a special [...]

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

Dear Mr Lim, I refer to your email dated 11 May 2014 to the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and our tele-conversation on 4 June 2014. As shared earlier, the email has been [...]

Another victim of cheating scam set up by Young PAP member company

Another victim of cheating scam set up by Young PAP member company

Dear Gilbert, I am writing in response to your article published yesterday, regarding a lady who was cheated of her life savings in which you encouraged similar victims of the scam to come [...]

Citizen cheated of money set up by Young PAP member company

Citizen cheated of money set up by Young PAP member company

To Whom It May Concern, Thank you for your emails even as the various other agencies (MAS, ACRA and SPF) have been passing on this buck one to another. For the record, my friends and I were [...]

Divorced childcare teacher suffering from depression and hating it

Divorced childcare teacher suffering from depression and hating it

Hi Gilbert, I think I desperately need some counselling. I have been getting recurring depression for the longest time. It’s really tiring. By right, I should feel top of the world since [...]

Singaporean PMET feeling like a minority worker in his Malaysian-majority workplace

Singaporean PMET feeling like a minority worker in his Malaysian-majority workplace

I just joined a company as a Sales Engineer and  noticed a worrying trend. Out of the 5 people in my dept, I am the only Singaporean. The rest are Malaysians driving their Malaysian-registered car, [...]

Indian PR feeling frustrated that wife and daughter could not get their permanent residency after three tries

Indian PR feeling frustrated that wife and daughter could not get their permanent residency after three tries

Hi, First, I would like thank everyone for your time to answer questions. I'm Indian, living here since 2002 (13+ years), married on 2011 and now have a daughter. I have applied PR for wife and [...]

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