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Tuesday April 24th 2018

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Young 28-year-old diploma holder never attend a single interview before – why?

Young 28-year-old diploma holder never attend a single interview before – why?

   Dear Gilbert,   I am age 28 years old and my highest educational qualification is a diploma.   Since my ORD in 2008, I have been helping my father at his shipping company.   The [...]

Singaporean PMET Relocated To Cambodia For Simpler Lifestyle

Singaporean PMET Relocated To Cambodia For Simpler Lifestyle

Hi Gilbert I came across your website, what  can I say -  thumb-up for what you did. Need not say too many words, but importantly sharing with other fellow Singaporeans -  no one will be [...]

Engineer terminated unfairly by American boss without any valid reason

Engineer terminated unfairly by American boss without any valid reason

Dear Gilbert, I was recently terminated from my  company unfairly and  I was their  Senior Plating Engineer. From May 2011, I was promoted to Quality Manager. However, there was [...]

Unfair dismissal: Lady PMET provides suggestions for a fairer employment legislation

Unfair dismissal: Lady PMET provides suggestions for a fairer employment legislation

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for your invitation to the MOM meeting. I would be pleased to attend but unfortunately I am unable to get away from the office today so I will have to give the meeting a [...]

Unemployed Engineer From NTU Depressed Over Rejection By MOE

Unemployed Engineer From NTU Depressed Over Rejection By MOE

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for the e-book. Just a bit on my background. I graduated from NTU in 2008 with a second class lower in material  science and engineering and was very active in [...]

Why does our Ministry of Education recruits teachers from Australia when there are so many jobless local PMETs?

Why does our Ministry of Education recruits teachers from Australia when there are so many jobless local PMETs?

Secondary Arts, Humanities and English Classroom Teacher About the Job Quality teachers and first-rate instruction are just some of the factors highlighted in the McKinsey Report which placed [...]

Jobless NUS Engineering Graduate Feeling Depressed And Admitted to Hospital

Jobless NUS Engineering Graduate Feeling Depressed And Admitted to Hospital

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you because i think I need help. I graduated from NUS engineering, and back while in school, I thought that I would be highly employable with people rushing to [...]

Recently divorced man suffering from maintenance payment woes and feeling suicidal

Recently divorced man suffering from maintenance payment woes and feeling suicidal

  Dear Nr Gilbert,   I have  went through a divorce recently,  the final judgement has been laid and I need to pay  my ex her  and  the child's maintenance fee of $350.   I suffered [...]

Post-op MTF transsexual shares her struggle, asks for acceptance and more rights

Post-op MTF transsexual shares her struggle, asks for acceptance and more rights

  We are priviledged to have someone who is transsexual to share her story with us. Dorothy is a post-op MTF transsexual and she is also bisexual. I always feel that there is a large community [...]

Jobless PMET lost $100,000 job due to office politics with foreign talent and facing bankruptcy

Jobless PMET lost $100,000 job due to office politics with foreign talent and facing bankruptcy

Hi Gilbert  I have came across some bad cases that happened to fellow Singaporean  in your website and I thought of sharing my story with your readers.   I am currently 37 and I have  a [...]

Jobless software engineer: “Even our professional executives will fall through the crack due to our lax foreign talent policy.”

Jobless software engineer: “Even our professional executives will fall through the crack due to our lax foreign talent policy.”

  Hi Gilbert,  How are you doing?  I have been thinking alot lately whether  I should share my jobless experience with you.   Anyway, I think if my sharing can be of help to those [...]

Lady jobless PMET present wish list for discussion with MOM on 31st Oct

Lady jobless PMET present wish list for discussion with MOM on 31st Oct

    Hi Gilbert,   It is nice to know that you will be meeting the MOM officials soon. Can we know who are the MOM officials involved?   Can you publish your agenda on your blog so that we [...]

Housewife apprehensive about entering the workforce after a decade staying at home

Housewife apprehensive about entering the workforce after a decade staying at home

  Hi Gilbert,   Found your website while surfing. I’m a 39 years old homemaker, and my life revolves around my 2 kids in Primary 5 and Primary 2.   I left my job 10 years ago when my [...]

Lady PMET with mental illness trying to press on at work despite office bullying

Lady PMET with mental illness trying to press on at work despite office bullying

  Hi Gilbert,  How are you doing? Have life been good?   I started my work with dramatic entrance, with ISO audit coming just only a few days ago.   For the first week, I have been [...]

IT specialist breadwinner earned more than $10,000/month now jobless and feeling lost

IT specialist breadwinner earned more than $10,000/month now jobless and feeling lost

Since returning from Sydney, I have been meeting up with  jobless readers at my office but none impresses  me so much as Bruce, a 40-something sole breadwinner  who spoke articulately and is [...]

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