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Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Advice for 42-year-old jobless PMET: Be realistic about entering the lucrative bank sector

Hi Daniel, You need to wake up from dreamland and understand the job market in the banking industry. Every year, there are thousands of young graduates from NUS/NTU/SMU/Overseas Ivies in their [...]

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Jobless PMET wrote in to warn fellow Singaporeans of ominous situation

Good morning Gilbert, I have applied many positions but only received one rejected reply. This job has the lowest salary and qualifications. Yet, I was rejected. All the jobs I applied [...]

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Another complaint on poor service at Changi Airport Terminal two

Hello Gilbert, Having read your post on a bad service encounter with Changi Airport, I am writing in to share my bad experience with one customer service counter in Terminal 2. It seems that [...]

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

46-year-old payroll professional jobless for a while, feeling suicidal and only received two interviews

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. But I really need to talk to one of your counsellors. I desperately need emotional support as I'm feeling very down right now. I'm having suicidal [...]

Online interview: CPF saga and its your money

Online interview: CPF saga and its your money

Transitioning: Thanks for responding to our questionaire on the latest CPF saga Paul, so do you think the current CPF system is adequate for retirement especially when we see so many of our pioneer [...]

Depressed Singaporean banker jobless for a year after forced to resign by foreign superior

Depressed Singaporean banker jobless for a year after forced to resign by foreign superior

Hi Gilbert, Firstly, I want to say thank you for providing a glimpse of hope and support for those facing obstacles in our lives. I have been actively reading your site and decided to write to [...]

Singaporean dissatisfied with Changi Airport’s response on bad service attitude of Filipino workers

Singaporean dissatisfied with Changi Airport’s response on bad service attitude of Filipino workers

Dear Alice, Thanks for your prompt reply. The issue here is not about the payment or miscommunication. The issue is your co-worker was rude and arrogant. Instead of diverting the matter [...]

Single bankrupt mum disappointed with aid application experience at South East CDC

Single bankrupt mum disappointed with aid application experience at South East CDC

Dear Mr Goh, I would like to update you that the means testing system in place at SECDC turns out to be more of a hindrance than help to citizens in dire straits and need. The government has [...]

Singaporean PMET working in Citibank fears displacement by Indian superior

Singaporean PMET working in Citibank fears displacement by Indian superior

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your swift reply. I will provide more details. I am currently working in CitiBank. During the earlier years, we have a good blend of local and foreign talent from [...]

Singaporean frustrated with bad service provided by Filipino workers at Changi Airport

Singaporean frustrated with bad service provided by Filipino workers at Changi Airport

Dear Sir/Mdm, On 8 June 2014 at about 1800hrs, I called Changi Airport Passengers Meeting Service (65439297) to book their service. A man with a foreign accent answered the call. I asked him [...]

42-year-old jobless PMET feeling frustrated that he is unable to gain access to banking sector

42-year-old jobless PMET feeling frustrated that he is unable to gain access to banking sector

Dear Gilbert, I need your help as age is not on my side. I will turn 42 this year. I have work hard to upgrade myself over the years and have obtained a university degree. It is very [...]

Malaysian moved to Melbourne for better lifestyle and safer environment for children

Malaysian moved to Melbourne for better lifestyle and safer environment for children

Beautiful Melbourne Transitioning: Thanks for completing this questionaire and first of all please tell us abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work [...]

Citizen complaining about lack of enforcement at Peace Centre’s sleazy atmosphere

Citizen complaining about lack of enforcement at Peace Centre’s sleazy atmosphere

Dear Encik Masagos, Ministry of Home Affairs Salam and I would like to feedback on the not-so-Peaceful  Peace Centre and its rowdy/sleazy activities taking place with your ministry licensing [...]

Jobless 34-year-old programmer who stayed only 2-15 months in any job looking for direction

Jobless 34-year-old programmer who stayed only 2-15 months in any job looking for direction

Hi Gilbert, I saw various posts that you guys have worked on this website, and I was encouraged to send out this email. I never thought that I would end up in such a predicament. It has come [...]

Jobless lady PMET baffled by mysterious job advertisements that appeared for several months

Jobless lady PMET baffled by mysterious job advertisements that appeared for several months

Hi Gilbert, I have been reading your site for a long time and I both empathise and sympathise with those who have been subject to harsh treatment by errant employers and also those experiencing [...]

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