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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 [...]

Complaint against Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council for water fixing at rooftop which ruined hung laundry

Complaint against Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council for water fixing at rooftop which ruined hung laundry

Hi Gilbert, I've an issue with Bishan Toa Payoh Town Council. Would humbly request you to post this message on my behalf. Of course, it's all subject to your approval. Can I request you to do it [...]

Under-employed NUS sociology graduate earning $1200 working as part-time accounts executive

Under-employed NUS sociology graduate earning $1200 working as part-time accounts executive

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website while googling people who are in my plight and would like to share my thoughts and experiences with you. I have a diploma in accounting (merit) from a [...]

PMET feeling lost and seeking advice on whether to get out of small family business

PMET feeling lost and seeking advice on whether to get out of small family business

Dear Gilbert, Many thanks and appreciation for all your efforts to help people who feel all alone! Unlike most of the "genuine posts" that I see which always makes me feel undeserving, my [...]

Odd job worker lamenting about termination and feeling suicidal

Odd job worker lamenting about termination and feeling suicidal

Dear Mr Gibert, I'm deeply saddened that within a year I am unable to secure a proper job. First I was laid off in the month of March 2015 where I worked for 2 years. Followed by my latest [...]

Prime Minister helps British citizen staying in AMK GRC to acquire permanent residency

Prime Minister helps British citizen staying in AMK GRC to acquire permanent residency

Hi All I have been reading this forum on and off since I arrived in Singapore 3 years ago and thought I would share my experience in case it helps anyone. My situation when I applied in April [...]

32-year-old jobless PMET ambivalent about getting a private degree

32-year-old jobless PMET ambivalent about getting a private degree

Hi There, Good Day, Stumble upon this site by chance. Allow me to start off with a rough summary of my current situation. I am 32+ currently. Just finish my short-term contract with my [...]

Malay diploma holder working as a secretary finding it difficult to make ends meet

Malay diploma holder working as a secretary finding it difficult to make ends meet

Dear Gilbert, I heard about you from my friend who tells me that you are a labour activist representing the downtrodden in Singapore. Would just like to share with you my experience. I have a [...]

Temp staff in Ministry of Social & Family Development laments about poor labour conditions

Temp staff in Ministry of Social & Family Development laments about poor labour conditions

Hi Gilbert, I am currently working in MSF as a temp staff for one month as I will be taking up a full time job in October. I noticed there are many other temp staff over there too. At first I [...]

42-year-old overseas graduate struggling with under-employment when she returned to Singapore

42-year-old overseas graduate struggling with under-employment when she returned to Singapore

Dear Gilbert, I have been under-unemployed for quite a while. Finally got a job back to a company I used to work part-time about 9 years ago but wasn’t allowed to work full-time just like [...]

Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Hi, I’m a SPR, currently working as Civil Engineer since May 2015 and is under probation for 4 months. Graduated with a degree overseas but I finished my O levels in Singapore. I obtained [...]

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