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MOM powerless in PMET’s forced resignation from company after maternity leave

MOM powerless in PMET’s forced resignation from company after maternity leave

Dear Gilbert, I have just return from my maternity leave and was told by my boss that I will be handling more decision making work. I enquired about my appraisal report and bonus and she mentioned [...]

Request for aid for 80-year-old homeless man who sleeps in Macdonald

Request for aid for 80-year-old homeless man who sleeps in Macdonald

Dear Sirs, The following photo was taken at Bugis Village MacDonald which shows an abandoned 80-year-old Eurasian gentleman who introduced himself as Uncle Patrick de Souza. He relates that his [...]

Foreigner on EP wants to quit as admin staff after 2 months at NTU

Foreigner on EP wants to quit as admin staff after 2 months at NTU

by ventolin » Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:02 pm Hello So I've been working at NTU as an admin staff now for 2 months on an EP. But things just don't feel right for me. The job scope doesn't seem like [...]

PhD holder graduated in July 2016 but still jobless and depressed

PhD holder graduated in July 2016 but still jobless and depressed

Hi Melissa, I am in the exact same situation as you graduating in July 2016 with my PhD. Most of my job application sent out was met with no replies especially positions involving managerial roles [...]

58-year-old PMET sharing her unemployment experience

58-year-old PMET sharing her unemployment experience

I am 58 now and have experience loss of jobs many times. Sometimes its due to economy, sometimes due to the politics in the office. The first time was the hardest. It took me 6 months to bounced [...]

Barnett Aromatics reaching out to jobless Singaporeans to fill positions

Barnett Aromatics reaching out to jobless Singaporeans to fill positions

Hi Gilbert We are Barnett Aromatics Pte Ltd. Our website www.barnettaromatics.com. We are located at: 10 UBI CRESCENT #05-61 UBI TECHPARK LOBBY D SINGAPORE 408564 TEL +65 [...]

Pro-government critic’s rant on unemployment and foreign worker policy

Pro-government critic’s rant on unemployment and foreign worker policy

I enjoyed reading your website as it is informative and also know about a lot of things that are happening in Singapore as media is super fast nowadays. But there are couple of things that [...]

Flyer distributor cheated of $20 pay for 1000-flyer distribution

Flyer distributor cheated of $20 pay for 1000-flyer distribution

After completion of the job, I was accused that I did not do my job at all and that none of the units out of the blocks assigned was given any flyers. After that, he demanded me to return all the [...]

Lady PMET unfairly terminated due to a job application elsewhere

Lady PMET unfairly terminated due to a job application elsewhere

Hi Mr Gilbert, I need a piece of advice from you. My General Manager was being informed by her hotel friend about me submitting my resume for a job application (I was not called up for [...]

Needy family receives eviction notice from HDB owing 3 months’ rent of $170.00

Needy family receives eviction notice from HDB owing 3 months’ rent of $170.00

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, A very good day to you, I am Zaza. We are a family of 7 – my husband, myself and our 5 children. One of my children is under your sponsor-a-kid scheme which is ending [...]

American with local wife dismayed at low salaries of test engineer while relocating

American with local wife dismayed at low salaries of test engineer while relocating

by breakfastforthebestfood I've worked for a defense contractor in the greater Boston area as a test engineer (electronic assemblies, digital/RF) for a little over 5 years. My wife is a Singapore [...]

Resigned PMET made to pay salary in lieu, commission to recruitor and others

Resigned PMET made to pay salary in lieu, commission to recruitor and others

Hi Mr. Gilbert, My case is this: I gave notice wanting to resign immediately from my company which I have just joined and was willing to pay the one month in lieu compensation to the company [...]

Jobless PhD science graduate receives no interview after sending out 80 applications

Jobless PhD science graduate receives no interview after sending out 80 applications

Dear Gilbert, I was happy to come across your website. It is nice for someone in need to have an outlet to release their pent up frustration trying to get a job in bad times. I graduated with [...]

Government enforcement officer resigns due to medical reason and switching career

Government enforcement officer resigns due to medical reason and switching career

Dear Gilbert I stumbled upon your website and I am pleased to know about your efforts in helping the unemployed. I have been working for 6 years in the Government Sector. I have to resign due [...]

Local PMET unhappy with $5500 offered to Indian service delivery manager

Local PMET unhappy with $5500 offered to Indian service delivery manager

Gilbert, I was reading your website about how a Indian national was offered $5500 for being a service manager. I am extremely angry that such things are allowed to take place at the detriment [...]

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