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Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am [...]

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

I used to work at Aetos...first day of work was at Woodlands and got activated to do 8-hour duty after finishing "orientation lesson". After that continued for 16 hours, person who is taking over [...]

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

Hi Gilbert, I graduated in 2009 from UniSIM. Since then, I have been in 3 different jobs, each lasting about 1 year plus to 2 years. Each job ended in retrenchment, and now my resume looks [...]

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website and I would like to let you know that your efforts on the site is truly noble and humane.  Your site's "Blacklisted Companies" come in really handy, [...]

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and would like to express my thoughts with you. Something about myself: I graduated from a local university 2 years back and started working with the [...]

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

From: XXXXX To: CHAN_Yirong@hdb.gov.sg Cc: Hi HDB, I have been homeless since the beginning of 2016 and attempted suicide a couple of times but unfortunately I did not die. Yes my parents [...]

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Hi Mr Gilbert I hope you are in good health. My purpose in writing to you is to ask whether you can help with my 4-year-old son's first payment of school fees which is $450. I enrolled him for [...]

Ex-employee complained to MOM about unpaid salary and was sued afterwards

Ex-employee complained to MOM about unpaid salary and was sued afterwards

Dear Gilbert, I am very stressed and scared since I left my former company without my salary. I have lodged a claim to MOM for the unpaid salary. The hearing is soon. But I kept receiving [...]

Singaporean employees bullied by FT and forced to leave a medical company

Singaporean employees bullied by FT and forced to leave a medical company

Dear Gilbert, I have always been an avid reader of articles from your website as it exposes the truth in Singapore about unemployment and unfair dismissals and areas which have been [...]

Highflier millennial’s first day at work and feel like a minority in his own country

Highflier millennial’s first day at work and feel like a minority in his own country

Gilbert As you know I started on my new job this week. First day was horrible… 1)      No HR to welcome me, nobody asked for my bank account details or ask to sign the contract. Had to [...]

Unemployed PMET jobless for 7 months and frustrated by fruitless interviews

Unemployed PMET jobless for 7 months and frustrated by fruitless interviews

Dear Silas, I feel for you because I too am unemployed for the last 7 months. I resigned from my job last year to do a full-time diploma course but till now is still unsuccessful in my job [...]

Lady PMET with 3 kids terminated after returning from maternity leave

Lady PMET with 3 kids terminated after returning from maternity leave

Dear Sir I am writing with a heavy heart of the attached termination letter received from my company. I was given this letter 2 weeks just after resuming from my 16 weeks of maternity [...]

Female PMET works less than a month but ask to pay 2 months’ notice

Female PMET works less than a month but ask to pay 2 months’ notice

Hi Mr Gilbert, My name is Stacy. I am writing to you as I saw your article addressed to Felicia on her 6 months’ compensation pertaining to employment contract. I would like to seek advice [...]

Husband forced to resign and driving Uber in order to survive

Husband forced to resign and driving Uber in order to survive

Thank you Gilbert for following up on my case. As expected, my husband was forced to write out his resignation letter when called back to see the HR director (HR even gave him a template and to [...]

The local PMET’s one–year unemployment story

The local PMET’s one–year unemployment story

Dear Mr Gilbert, Good day to you. My name is Silas (name changed) and I came across transitioning.org while looking for information pertaining to unemployed individual. Here's my story and hope [...]

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