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Medishield only covers $200 of sister’s total nett hospital bill of $3050.20 – premium paid $500

Medishield only covers $200 of sister’s total nett hospital bill of $3050.20 – premium paid $500

  I refer to the article, “Medisave withdrawal limits for MediShield, Integrated Shield to go up from November”, Todayonline, 7 Sep 2013 – [...]

46-year-old breadwinner asked to go after contracting kidney problem

46-year-old breadwinner asked to go after contracting kidney problem

Gilbert, I feel slightly embarrassed writing this letter, but I see the need to voice out so that my fellow citizens know what is happening in our society. I am 46 and have been working in a local SME company for very long - to be accurate, [...]

Reader suggests integration steps for new migrants

Reader suggests integration steps for new migrants

Hi Gilbert It has been some time since we last met. I have been faithfully reading your online articles at Transitioning as there are many quality issues raised by yourself. Our nation now is at a critical juncture and if the civic society [...]

Generation Y lady PMET jobless for two years after graduation and feeling depressed

Generation Y lady PMET jobless for two years after graduation and feeling depressed

Hi Gilbert, I have known about your site for quite a while but due to crippling fear, self-doubt and inertia that has at many times prevented me from taking the best course of action for myself, I have delayed sending this - but now I think it's [...]

46-year-old civil servant wants to change job due to chronic work stress

46-year-old civil servant wants to change job due to chronic work stress

Hi Gilbert, My name is James and I am 46 years old,   married with a boy. I read in your website that you provide emotional support for people who are jobless. However, I am still employed but I am feeling very stressed, depressed and [...]

New citizen from India advocates foreign talent influx

New citizen from India advocates foreign talent influx

Hi Gilbert, My name is Saravana, a Singaporean from 1997 and before that Indian. Well,  I have being  reading regularly your page. There are many outcries/comments and some are exaggerated . There is however no doubt that the influx of FT [...]

Single female PMET suffering reverse culture shock after returning from abroad and feeling unbelonged

Single female PMET suffering reverse culture shock after returning from abroad and feeling unbelonged

Hi Gilbert, Do you have any support services for returning Singaporeans who are facing reverse culture shock? I am a 30-something single Singaporean lady, whom many describe as funny, interesting and pleasant. Having previously lived and [...]

Singaporean PMET married Egyptian chef on S-Pass wanted to migrate to Australia

Singaporean PMET married Egyptian chef on S-Pass wanted to migrate to Australia

Sydney Hi Gilbert, I came across your website by chance and found the articles very enlightening. Just a brief intro of myself and my husband before I delve into the topic on which your advice/ comments would be greatly appreciated. I am a [...]

PMET working in China: The Chinese are protecting their jobs from foreigners

PMET working in China: The Chinese are protecting their jobs from foreigners

Hi Gilbert. This is just to give you an idea how, even China with abundance of jobs, is trying to protect its own citizens from been exploited. If you remember I have recruited a Malaysian as the Lab Engineer. Last Friday I submitted his [...]

45-year-old jobless engineering diploma holder facing divorce and depression

45-year-old jobless engineering diploma holder facing divorce and depression

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your email and ebook. By chance, I came across your Transitioning website as I was reading almost anything I can find on my iPad. I'm 45 year old. I'm holding a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Ngee Ann [...]

Plead for MOM to look into friend’s unfair dismissal who was replaced by a foreigner

Plead for MOM to look into friend’s unfair dismissal who was replaced by a foreigner

To the Officer in Charge Ministry of Manpower 11th July 2013 Dear Sir, I am writing on behalf of my friend whom I felt had been unfairly dismissed from his workplace. He has been working for the same Company for the past 6 years and [...]

Top-notched executive wanting to resign after brushes with MD

Top-notched executive wanting to resign after brushes with MD

Hi Gilbert, I have been a reader of transitioning.org even before the election period. Was expecting to seek your advice about finding employment. Ironically, I am going to seek your advice on resignation. I am working in my company for [...]

Single retrenched generation Y social science graduate finally found job after six months and 70 job applications

Single retrenched generation Y social science graduate finally found job after six months and 70 job applications

Dear Gilbert, Just happened to come across the “Transitioning Singapore” website not too long ago and like to share my experience in my “wonderful” job search since I was being retrenched from my previous company (an investment bank) [...]

Only one Singaporean applied for China job and finally a Malaysian got it

Only one Singaporean applied for China job and finally a Malaysian got it

Dear Gilbert, How are you? Sorry for coming back late to you. I am up to my eyeballs with work and the 38°C temperature in China now is not helping. I need a favor from you. It was the first time when I visited transitioning.org website [...]

Lady divorcee struggled with shared custody of son

Lady divorcee struggled with shared custody of son

Hi Gilbert, Previously, I have emailed you regarding my divorce and child custody matter to you. Finally, my divorce has been settled. Everything was quite smooth from the beginning after I managed to get in contact with my ex husband from [...]

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