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Jobless engineer terminated unfairly by PRC Chinese boss and replaced by a Indian foreigner

Jobless engineer terminated unfairly by PRC Chinese boss and replaced by a Indian foreigner

Transitioning has seen a few unfair dismissal cases recently and the growing trend is disturbing as such cases usually  involve  well-educated Singaporeans who are mostly in their forties. More [...]

Jobless polytechnic PMET getting aimless and needing career guidance

Jobless polytechnic PMET getting aimless and needing career guidance

Hi Gilbert,   Like many Singaporeans, I was unemployed for a long time. My last job was a Service Technician in the Marine (Automation) Industry. My employment  unfortunately lasted only  [...]

Jobless 48-year old PMET with masters in logistics: “I will renounce my citizenship if I don’t have a job soon!”

Jobless 48-year old PMET with masters in logistics: “I will renounce my citizenship if I don’t have a job soon!”

"I will renounce my Singapore citizenship if I still cant find a job soon..." 48-year-old Edmund - looking younger with his jet-black dyed hair and boyish look, was dead serious when he related [...]

Wife with two kids struggling with compulsive gambling husband

Wife with two kids struggling with compulsive gambling husband

Hi Gilbert, A very good day to you. I came across your website  while looking for an online site where I can voice  out my doubts and concerns. Hopefully you will be able to be my listening [...]

Jobless lady PMET lost out to a foreign Indian during a job interview

Jobless lady PMET lost out to a foreign Indian during a job interview

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks Amy  for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Amy: A single female in her late [...]

Jobless Local PMET: “How I can afford to stay jobless for three years.”

Jobless Local PMET: “How I can afford to stay jobless for three years.”

Hi Gilbert, Let me see how shall I put forth to you my thoughts and experience. Perhaps each individual has their own reasons and choices for staying unemployed. In my case, I chose to be for the [...]

Generation Y Interview: “I am not too optimistic of my future in Singapore.”

Generation Y Interview: “I am not too optimistic of my future in Singapore.”

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 [...]

Singaporean Couple Prefers To Adopt A Kid To Tackle Low Birth Rate

Singaporean Couple Prefers To Adopt A Kid To Tackle Low Birth Rate

Hi John, Thanks for participating in this online interview about the low birth rate here:- You have told me that both you and your wife have decided not to have any kids, why is this [...]

How Filipino talents have taken us for a ride in Singapore!

How Filipino talents  have taken us for a ride in Singapore!

Editor’s Note: This article has been editted slightly before posting. Note that the social media link below  is a portal meant for Filipinos working in Singapore. As Singapore continues its [...]

Estranged woman finding it tough to move on after divorce

Estranged woman finding it tough  to move on after divorce

Hi Gilbert, Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I’m not even sure where to begin so excuse me for the long story. I was married sometime in 1990s and during my confinement month, found some [...]

Female jobless PMET wants a career change to the social work sector

Female jobless PMET wants a career change to the social work sector

Hi Gilbert, Chanced upon your website recently. It definitely has been very insightful. I am currently unemployed because I quit my last job.   I have been a pharmaceutical sales rep since I [...]

Reader shared his pro-foreigner interview experiences

Reader shared his pro-foreigner interview experiences

  Dear Gilbert,It has really been an eye opener after surfing your website and reading the many 'sad' stories about how many PMET's have been left 'out in the cold' with the influx of foreign [...]

Singaporean PMET: “Why I chose to live and work in the UK.”

Singaporean PMET: “Why I chose to live and work in the UK.”

Describe a bit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification, work experience. I hold a Masters Degree from  the UK  along with a B.A. (Hons) degree  from NUS. I work [...]

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

  Dear Friends, I am the organiser of the support site for the divorced www.steadymarriages.com and thank you very much for writing in seeking support for your divorce matters. We are a [...]

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Dear Gilbert, I am a frequent reader of your Transitioning.org website and look forward to the articles contributed by unemployed or underemployed Singaporeans. I came back from overseas with [...]

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