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50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

Dear Friends, Our government is trying to bring in at least 20,000 new citizens each year in the hope of arresting the low birth rate issue.  Transitioning is carrying out a qualitative survey [...]

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

  Hi Gilbert,  Thank you very much for setting up transitioning.org website. It has been a great support to me when I feel depressed about looking for a job.  I'm Aileen, 27 currently a [...]

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Hi Gilbert, I have just come across your website today and I found some of the posts to be an eye opener. Keep up the good work! I am interested to read your book so it would be great if you [...]

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Hi  Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months ago, I have been a regular reader. Ya I  know, some stories are really scary and  as of now I'm pretty unnerved as [...]

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Transitioning (T): Thanks Lynn for allowing us to interview you regarding your social entrepreneur projects, can you tell us if this is your first business venture? Lynn (L): This is my first [...]

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

  Hi Gilbert,   I chanced upon your website while I was surfing the net to hope to find a solution to my problem.   My husband and I  have been dating since we were 18 and we got married [...]

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online  Shirley and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Shirley (S): I am 28 years old, [...]

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

We continue our online survey for local PMETs who are currently jobless and looking for work. I must say that it’s an employer’s market out there right now as companies are flushed with manpower [...]

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

Dear Gilbert, Still remember me? Anyway, I have some  bad news that I would like to share with you. Remember when I first emailed you, I was with a media company doing marketing... Actually, [...]

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

  Transitioning (T): Hi William,  thanks for responding to our questionaire on mental illnesses.  Can you state your personal particulars e.g. age, marital status, educational qualifications [...]

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, Good afternoon.   I read the stories of those unemployed in Singapore on your website. I wonder if your website  recommends jobs for Singaporeans?   I am in my twenties, [...]

Young Malay Woman Told Employers Truth About Job Termination To No Avail

Young Malay Woman Told Employers Truth About Job Termination To No Avail

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? R: I’m an unemployed young woman in my early [...]

Lady PMET with masters degree lost her work and thinking of suicide – why?

Lady PMET with masters degree lost her work and thinking of suicide – why?

 Dear Gilbert,   I read the article on the jobless graduate suffering from mental illness and I would like to share my experience.   I am in my thirties, single, hold an honours degree  and a [...]

Indian IT Permanent Resident Earning $6000/Month Won’t Convert To Citizenship – Why?

Indian IT Permanent Resident Earning $6000/Month Won’t Convert To Citizenship – Why?

  Questionnaire for foreign executives working in Singapore Transitioning (T): Thanks Kumar for responding to our questionaire on foreign executives working here in Singapore.  Can you please [...]

Local Gen Y female graduate wants to stay single and emigrate to Australia

Local Gen Y female graduate wants to stay single and emigrate to Australia

Transitioning (T):  Being someone from the Gen Y group, do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as both the babyboomers and Gen X have already gained a strong foothold in senior [...]

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