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Tuesday August 30th 2016

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PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

PhD holder with schizophrenia jobless for 4 months and struggling with stress

Hi Gilbert, I am out of work again. I left my last job as I was too stressed. I only lasted eight months in that job. So far I have been jobless for over 4 months. I have serious doubts [...]

19-year-old’s regret on loss of investment into toxic schemes by Datuk Fan brothers

19-year-old’s regret on loss of investment into toxic schemes by Datuk Fan brothers

Hi Gilbert I came across your article on transitioning.org about the scam of these devious Fan brothers. And here is my story. When I was 19, I was invited to a friend to their chalet countdown [...]

Job vacancy for part-time IT support work paying $130 daily

Job vacancy for part-time IT support work paying $130 daily

Dear Gilbert, I am looking for someone to perform IT support work at a client site. The company is eXSYS Pte Ltd. www.exsys.com.sg. This can be a part-time position, 3 days a week. For [...]

22-year-old psychology graduate from a British university finding it tough to get work

22-year-old psychology graduate from a British university finding it tough to get work

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online June and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? June: I am a recent Psychology graduate [...]

Business schemes by brothers who are Datuks cause millions in losses

Business schemes by brothers who are Datuks cause millions in losses

Hi Gilbert The Fan brothers started off as associates in Sunshine Empire with James Phang Wah as their mentor. Following the collapse of Sunshine Empire due to the investigation by CAD [...]

Singaporean perturbed by unjust execution of Malaysian on Vesak Day

Singaporean perturbed by unjust execution of Malaysian on Vesak Day

Dear Gilbert, I am very disturbed to learn of the merciless execution by our government, of a Malaysian yesterday despite legal objections doing so and after last minute attempts to scrutinize [...]

Retrenched mid 40s banker managed to secure job within 2 weeks

Retrenched mid 40s banker managed to secure job within 2 weeks

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Jess and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Banking, VP. Mid 40s. 2. What was  your last [...]

Why discriminate against local tennis coaches?

Why discriminate against local tennis coaches?

Dear Mr Gilbert I hope you can share my story. It is very tough for Singapore tennis coaches to survive in Singapore. There are very little tennis courts in Singapore. Many of the courts are [...]

Housewife with twin babies struggling with 5 more days of milk powder and seeking help

Housewife with twin babies struggling with 5 more days of milk powder and seeking help

Hi Mr Gilbert, I was wondering if you are still giving a helping hand to people in need. Currently I am in quite a bad shape. I know you have helped me before for a few months and I have [...]

Unemployed graduate turns to Uber driving and recommending it to the rest

Unemployed graduate turns to Uber driving and recommending it to the rest

Dear Gilbert, Good day! Many many years ago I wrote to you to complain about how I wasn’t able to get a job in the SG  job market and looking back , now I am 100 % convinced that our G is [...]

Asst engineer who became production technician quit midway and made to pay penalty

Asst engineer who became production technician quit midway and made to pay penalty

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you Sir. First came to know about your website through a friend social network media. Understand that you are doing for a good cause for the unemployed locals. I have [...]

Young couple struggling with high cost of living and requesting assistance

Young couple struggling with high cost of living and requesting assistance

Hi Gilbert, I hope this email find you well. This is the first time I’m writing to you. I am a 26 years old lady with 2 kids age 3 and 1. My husband is a freelance driver. Recently, we [...]

Desperate PMET left with only $4 in Eazilink and seeking help

Desperate PMET left with only $4 in Eazilink and seeking help

Hi Gilbert How have you been? I just found a job,  finished my 2nd day at work and manage to get a place to stay. It took me months before I managed to get a job as a limo driver driving Uber [...]

Re-employed lady PMET in her 30s jobless again after 6 months and feeling lost

Re-employed lady PMET in her 30s jobless again after 6 months and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert, I have wrote in to you before on seeking advice about 2 years back. After I have contacted you and went for a short counselling session, soon I found a job in Singapore however the [...]

European jobseeker enquiring on HIV medical test for pre-employment criterion

European jobseeker enquiring on HIV medical test for pre-employment criterion

Dear Mr. Goh I hope this email finds you well. I am sending you this email seeking your assistance. I have to be honest with you as you are the 2nd person after my consult I am disclosing [...]

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