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44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am Wee, married with one child, 44 year old male, currently unemployed and am in need of some help / advice finding a job. I am trained as a chef in the F&B [...]

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

Afternoon Mr Gilbert, I am Z...don’t know where to start. But I need your advice with all the problem that is troubling me. I’m am so depressed now and been contemplating suicide. I have [...]

PMET lost shipbuilding job due to restructuring and request for our ebook

PMET lost shipbuilding job due to restructuring and request for our ebook

Hi Gilbert, I have been a loyal reader for transitioning and follower of your great movement and wonderful blog. I recently got fired from my job at a shipyard as they move all their operations [...]

My main wish-list for budget 2018 – help the elderly poor

My main wish-list for budget 2018 – help the elderly poor

For this year budget 2018, I only have one main wish-list for Mr Heng Swee Kiat our finance minister - better welfare for our elderly poor. To be fair, the elderly always get prime attention for [...]

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Saying my name Kang Kong Wong alone will be sucient for those who know who I [...]

41-year-old male suffering from chronic depression and feeling blue

41-year-old male suffering from chronic depression and feeling blue

Describe abit about yourself eg age, gender, educational qualification and work experience. Joe: Age 41, male, diploma. Currently working as a customer service officer in CBD area. What mental [...]

Jobless PMET found employment from different industry and pay cut

Jobless PMET found employment from different industry and pay cut

Hi Gilbert I do have a certain direction after meeting with Albert (career coach). Not sure on whether I can achieve it but will still try. But in terms of emotion-wise, I can't help feeling a [...]

49-year-old accountant used to earn $200,000/year but now asking for $3000/month

49-year-old accountant used to earn $200,000/year but now asking for $3000/month

Dear Gilbert Thanks for your valuable efforts and contributions in helping many unemployed  and under-employed Singaporeans. My name is Kelvin, a Singaporean, approaching 49 years old.  I [...]

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Jarod - I am a born-and-bred Singaporean with Australian PR since 2009. I only [...]

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post from FB. I would like to apply for this educational sponsorship for my 2 kids. I did went to Touch agency to apply for STPM (Straits Times Pocket Money) but couldn't [...]

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

We interviewed a young married woman currently suffering from chronic depression and who is still harbouring suicidal tendencies. There is no known official statistics on the number of [...]

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

I went to their centre (e2i) on Thursday, 25.1.2018, I was met by an extremely rude staff who spoke loudly and did not smile once. I was referred to a coach, who informed me my chances of finding [...]

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

Each year more than 10,000 Singaporeans move abroad either for study or work purposes causing a serious brain drain back home. Many cite a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of living as the two [...]

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

  Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Mary and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Mary: I am in my early 30s. Married [...]

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Australia is a top-choice country for Singaporeans to resettle and so far about 30,000 Singaporeans have make the down-under spot their home. Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are their favourite cities [...]

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