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Lamentations of a former tutor

Lamentations of a former tutor

Hi Gilbert, I read from transitioning that you are helping jobless PMETs to find tutoring assignments while in transition. I was a tutor for a few years before I quit in 2005. I had both good and [...]

26-year-old Singaporean lady trying out new business venture

26-year-old Singaporean lady trying out new business venture

Thanks for allowing transitioning.org  to interview you online Eileen, can you tell us abit about your new business and is this your first  venture? We are classified under conference, business [...]

Cost of financing medical study abroad for Singaporean: $600, 000!

Cost of financing medical study abroad for Singaporean: $600, 000!

Thanks Jeff for allowing transitioning.org to conduct this online interview, you have informed us that your son is going overseas for his medical study  abroad soon, why is this so? A: As [...]

Locals’ pay $3000 to $4000, expats $7000 to $8000 – same job scope!

Locals’ pay $3000 to $4000,  expats $7000 to $8000 – same job scope!

Hello Gilbert, Singapore for Singaporeans indeed. I work for a British company and I just want to share some of my thoughts on social divide, animosity and preferential treatment for the expats [...]

Young local graduate frustrated with initial work hiccups

Young local graduate frustrated with initial work hiccups

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to request for your help to recommend a career counsellor whom I can get career advice. I have graduated with a First Class Honours degree from a local university [...]

Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Latest: Mr Fernandez has just found a part-time job in Jurong - congrats! We wish him the best in everything - Gilbert. To The Honorable Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien [...]

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

  I am a Singaporean, age 27, who went for an interview at  a local healthcare setting for the position of podiatry assistant. I have 3 years of work experience in a healthcare setting  and  [...]

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Dear Gilbert, I am really glad to see your blog. I m a divorcee with 2 kids.  I initiated the divorce and  many others felt that I deserved what I experienced now.  Even my siblings won't [...]

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Leo has recently touched down in Melbourne on New Year's eve and left behind his family and friends to start afresh in a foreign place. Below is his response to our questionaire on why he decides to [...]

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Hi Gilbert,   I have chanced upon your website and have decided to relate my employment plight with a foreign employer based in Singapore. I am not using my real identity or revealing any [...]

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Hi Mr Goh, Sure, I can share my problems  and I think by sharing, it will make me feel better. And if there is someone who can help me or hear me out,  it would be even better. Not sure how [...]

Blog story of a Madam Cabbie

Blog story of a Madam Cabbie

I’m finally a licenced Cabbie! In Point of View on March 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm My journey to get a licence to drive a cab has finally come to an end after four long months. Hurray! Now I can [...]

The typical Singaporean family: Underpaid, struggling and in debts

The typical Singaporean family: Underpaid, struggling and in debts

  Hi Gilbert,   I found your website earlier on. I know you are not able to help, but anyway I’ll just write to you, hoping it will release some of my tensions.   Probably, I can start [...]

Unemployment woes of a 55-year-old Singaporean

Unemployment woes of a 55-year-old Singaporean

Bensays: I’m 55 years of age….I know what you mean. It’s happened even when the economy is good. A few years ago, I was so desperate that I called to inquire about a factory operator job, [...]

Man’s legal enquiries on divorce with Malaysian wife

Man’s legal enquiries on divorce with Malaysian wife

Today, I went to my wife’s place to see my kids, I thought I can see my wife and hope that we can have a heart to heart talk, but I was disappointed and sad because she doesn’t want to see me. [...]

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