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Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

I’ve moonlighted in CGH before as Healthcare Assistant, worked in one of the medical C-class ward. The staff there all thought I some Secondary school dropout, but I picked up a lot from listening [...]

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

I am a Singapore Permanent Resident who recently encountered an unfair dismissal when I was preparing for pregnancy. I seeked the help from the Union but was amazed by the unwillingness to help [...]

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am a single mom with medical problems and unemployed with two children. Currently my elder one is not staying with me due to some misunderstanding. I am staying with my son in [...]

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

It's nice to hear from you Gilbert. Many thanks for offering me employment assistance. Though I am seeking employment in the mean time, my situation is also complicated by my pregnancy that I [...]

PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for breaking bond

PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for breaking bond

Hi Gilbert, I am working in a bank for 4 months, and recently, my boss force me to resign because i have not been hitting the target for 3 months consecutive. and with no options, I quit. In my [...]

Words of wisdom for the unemployed

Words of wisdom for the unemployed

Dear Anxious You are not alone in your situation. I cannot offer you hope, which I have none, but advices better than hope. Frankly, the 101 idiot guides to securing a job won’t work. Reason [...]

Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your website with great interest.  I have been retrenched for 7 months since last year end July. I guess you heard the all familiar woes of unemployment [...]

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Hi Gilbert I'm trying to fight off this depressive mood and be productive with my time.  I know I must get to re-write my resume and cover letter, and to spend at least two hours searching and [...]

Singaporean lamenting about prolonged unemployment of foreign architect husband

Singaporean lamenting about prolonged unemployment of foreign architect husband

Dear Gilbert, I stumbled your website out of sudden and very pleased to read all the articles posted there. My husband, a PR has been out of job for 12 months as a architectural designer. He [...]

Singaporean complaints about lapses in our government and aid agency

Singaporean complaints about lapses in our government and aid agency

Dear Gilbert, It all happened in 2013 when my elder sister jointly applied for a flat with my nephew who has been unable to work for the last 4 years due to a traffic accident that occurred in [...]

Indian IT expert from Bangalore looking for suggestions to get a job in Singapore

Indian IT expert from Bangalore looking for suggestions to get a job in Singapore

by blessed23 » Sun, 05 Feb 2017 9:05 pm Hi Esteemed Members of Group, Greetings! Need your thoughts/advice. I am from India (based in Bangalore, India too) and have 6+  years of work [...]

PMET used to earn $8500 relocated to Cambodia earning $4500/month but enjoying it

PMET used to earn $8500 relocated to Cambodia earning $4500/month but enjoying it

Hi Gilbert Sorry for late reply, I'm always flying around. My last drawn pay was roughly 8,500 SGD per month prior to my resignation. I am humbled by the interest, and I note some of the [...]

Jobless Malay PMET trying to stay positive despite the ordeal

Jobless Malay PMET trying to stay positive despite the ordeal

Hi Gilbert, Thank you so much for your reply. I would also like to thank you for the ebook. I have read it over the weekend. It did help me in terms of straightening my priorities right [...]

MOM could not help airline crew dismissed due to a questionable harassment charge

MOM could not help airline crew dismissed due to a questionable harassment charge

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for giving me a listening ear. I agree that arbitration in workplace disputes should be done by an independent body, after all, it would ensure there are no interests, in areas [...]

Jobless 39-year-old PMET suffering from anxiety attacks and seeking help

Jobless 39-year-old PMET suffering from anxiety attacks and seeking help

Dear Gilbert, My name is Alvin, I am 39 this year. It was my own fault for quitting my last job in the IT line. Although I am only 1.5 months out of a job, I am having anxiety attacks from [...]

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