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Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

I went to their centre (e2i) on Thursday, 25.1.2018, I was met by an extremely rude staff who spoke loudly and did not smile once. I was referred to a coach, who informed me my chances of finding [...]

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

Each year more than 10,000 Singaporeans move abroad either for study or work purposes causing a serious brain drain back home. Many cite a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of living as the two [...]

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

  Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Mary and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Mary: I am in my early 30s. Married [...]

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Australia is a top-choice country for Singaporeans to resettle and so far about 30,000 Singaporeans have make the down-under spot their home. Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are their favourite cities [...]

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

Submitting to the shifus here for any insight they can provide on my PR chances: Background: lived exclusively in Singapore since Sec 3, good local secondary school/top JC/NUS, good academic [...]

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not as easy as I thought. I am thankful that you want to [...]

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Unemployment does affect one's family and we saw how a jobless PMET recently lost his family in such unfortunate circumstances. The PMET's wife and daughter left for Japan and she has found another [...]

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Hello Everyone I wanted to update this thread with my recent experience so that at least someone new who reads this thread in future will get an idea. About a year back I was offered a job in a [...]

66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

Singapore has one of the most senior population worldwide and chief on most of our senior mind is the ability to retire comfortably in the world's most costly country. We interviewed Peter who is a [...]

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Hi Gilbert, I have been unemployed for the last 6 months. I was a contract worker, I have worked for many companies and most of the jobs have been government projects. I've sought assistance [...]

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Hello! Came across this site by chance and was curious what’s all about, read this latest article by Daniel and many more. I was born and rise in Singapore, I left Singapore to work in the [...]

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

Hi Gilbert, I am writing in to seek emotional help after losing my job early this month. Losing my job has destabilise my current condition after I have a emotional break-down in early Nov when my [...]

Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

As we all count down to the year end with the usual Christmas greetings and new year festivities, most would have agree with me that it has being a difficult year for the country as a whole. More [...]

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

First of all, you are not alone. For another 3 months, I will mark the 3rd year anniversary as a jobless man too. Come straight to the point, attending E2i/CDAC courses is a good thing … yet [...]

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Hi Gilbert, As a senior moving into his 50s, life has been difficult. I attended the RES course and exam but failed and retook the second trial of exams only to fail again. I don’t know if you [...]

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