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Jobless Singaporean PMET just returned from China and adjusting to labour environment

Jobless Singaporean PMET just returned from China and adjusting to labour environment

Hi Gilbert I have read alot on your website and used to sympathize with all the people that lost their job. But now recently after I quit my job in China and came back I realize that I'm facing [...]

36-year-old banker who used to earn $300,000 to $400,000 per annum frustrated at labour policies

36-year-old banker who used to earn $300,000 to $400,000 per annum frustrated at labour policies

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online AJ and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? i am a 36 year old Singaporean lady and earned my Economics [...]

Online interview: “Have employment quotas which are industry specific”

Online interview: “Have employment quotas which are industry specific”

First of all, thanks Nora for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? I’m a local PMET with online media research and marketing [...]

34-year-old PMET with Bachelor of Communications facing difficulty in landing a job since 2014

34-year-old PMET with Bachelor of Communications facing difficulty in landing a job since 2014

Hi Gilbert I hope this email finds you well. I'm a 33 turning 34 year old Singaporean PMET with a Bachelor of Communications. I've been seeking employment since mid 2014 (when my contract [...]

Foreign expat reapplying for EP with new salary of $4500

Foreign expat reapplying for EP with new salary of $4500

Hello All, Firstly wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2016! I have been working in Singapore since 11th March 2013 with an American Broadcast media company as a senior sales executive [...]

36-year-old lady PMET with 15 years of finance experience jobless for 18 months

36-year-old lady PMET with 15 years of finance experience jobless for 18 months

Hi Gilbert I am a 36 year old lady. Singaporean born and bred. I have unfortunately been out of job for close to 18 months. I have close to 15 years of work experience in the finance industry [...]

Divorced homeless Uber driver sleeps in car for a week and feeling trapped in his situation

Divorced homeless Uber driver sleeps in car for a week and feeling trapped in his situation

Dear Gilbert , I'm 34 and will only be 35 in July. I am facing some major setbacks in life and anxiety turned to desperation as the clock ticks. I am a divorcee with two children. Care and control [...]

Cleaner earning $1200 struggling with providing basic necessities for family

Cleaner earning $1200 struggling with providing basic necessities for family

Hi Brother Gilbert I came across your facebook and read how you have extended help to needy families. I am currently working as a cleaner with $1200 salary. My wife has been diagnosed with [...]

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with BA from NUS works as odd job worker in order to survive

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with BA from NUS works as odd job worker in order to survive

Hi Gilbert I'm a 41-year-old Singaporean who has a BA from NUS. In 2013, I resigned from my 10-year-old job and went to India to teach under SIF SVO programme. Since I came back in Feb 2014, [...]

The inside dealings of a recruitor at Recruit Express

The inside dealings of a recruitor at Recruit Express

This is how R.E. works. Here’s a few clarifications as to how they work. Apart from their explanation, there are more reasons to it. Q1: how come there are 3 similar advertisements at one go? [...]

40-year-old Singaporean frustrated with government agencies for failure to provide him a job

40-year-old Singaporean frustrated with government agencies for failure to provide him a job

Hi Gilbert, I am Lee, 40-year-old Singaporean married with a 6-year-old son and a 4-month-old baby girl. I have been working in Sales, Marketing and Operation position for more than 16 years. [...]

Investor made police report after losing USD$30,000 in investment scam from Cuffz Holdings

Investor made police report after losing USD$30,000 in investment scam from Cuffz Holdings

Editor's note: We urge all investors who lost money in the Cuffz Holdings investment scam to report to the police immediately. If possible, please submit the report to us so we can post it up after [...]

Investor who lost US$3000 in Cuffz Holdings scam trying to warn others at RWS event

Investor who lost US$3000 in Cuffz Holdings scam trying to warn others at RWS event

Hi Gilbert After reading the post of the mom who lost her children education fund of $30K to Cuffz Holding, I think I should write in and hope you could help to alert the general public that the [...]

University undergrad cheated of life savings $6500 by Cufflinks Holdings in alleged scam

University undergrad cheated of life savings $6500 by Cufflinks Holdings in alleged scam

Hi Gilbert, I got to know this company Cuffz Holdings (CH Assets) through a NS friend. He told me that his parents had invested with this company in the project called The Islandia (at Batam, [...]

Single mum cheated of $30,000 by Cufflinks Holdings meant for sons’ university education

Single mum cheated of $30,000 by Cufflinks Holdings meant for sons’ university education

Hi Gilbert I first got to know the company Cufflinks Holdings through a good friend. She told me that she invested around SGD 100K with this company in a Condotel project in Philippines and has [...]

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