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Susan: Employers Don’t Recognize WDA’s ESS Certificates

Susan: Employers Don’t Recognize WDA’s ESS Certificates

Hi Gilbert, Susan is just an ordinary human being. Emotion is always tag to the human being. There are some days when I am high and others when I am living in a denial mode. High when I get [...]

Honours Local Graduate Brought Down To Earth

Honours Local Graduate Brought Down To Earth

Hi Gilbert, I refer to the article “Young Graduate Feeling Pessimistic About Her Future” and wish to share my personal experience on this issue. I too share the same sentiment about the [...]

Wife left me when I was jobless

Wife left me when I was jobless

Hi Gilbert, Six years ago, I married my love  after dating  for about  a year. Everything seemed smooth sailing at first as most married couples would experience. We  also had a memorable [...]

Reader Starts Blog on His Jobless Experiences

Reader Starts Blog on His Jobless Experiences

05/25/2010 by wheresmymanual Knowing the Right People Written by: Shafie   It  has taken me quite a while and I stumbled a lot, but I have finally learned that knowing the right people will [...]

Jobless Reader Struggling With Anxiety Attack

Jobless Reader Struggling With Anxiety Attack

Hi Counsellor, Thank you for your e-mail and support. Thank you Mr.Goh for your suggestion to work as a tele-marketeer, but I feel I'm still not up to a job that needs to have  open contact [...]

How to pay back $24,000 medisave owed 16 years ago!

How to pay back $24,000 medisave owed 16 years ago!

Dear Gilbert A friend of mine (Tom, a Singaporean) has received such a letter. The arrears came close to $24, 000 and were for income earned in the years before 1994! At that time, Tom thought [...]

Young Graduate Feeling Pessimistic About Her Future

Young Graduate Feeling Pessimistic About Her Future

  Hi Gilbert, I am glad that I have chanced upon this website. Truly, I have some frightening tales to share with regards to the current employment condition in our country. Let me share [...]

26-year-old Jobless Malay PMET Fighting On

26-year-old Jobless Malay PMET Fighting On

  Believe it or not Gilbert,  I have being jobless for the past 18 months and did odd jobs here and there just to survive. Abit more about my background here. I am a Malay [...]

Divorce: When a Family Man Thinks Twice

Divorce: When a Family Man Thinks Twice

When a Family Man Thinks Twice Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. San Francisco Chronicle June 18, 2000 (Father's Day) You get married. And at some point you don't know if the marriage is going to work. [...]

Jobless Reader’s 7 Ways To Overcome Unemployment Blues

Jobless Reader’s 7 Ways To Overcome Unemployment Blues

Hi Gilbert, Actually, I left my sales & marketing job 5 years ago to focus on being a stock investor. However, the recent crisis makes it tougher to live a life as an investor. So I started [...]

Reader’s Mail: My life after divorce

Reader’s Mail: My life after divorce

  Readers’  Mail: My life after divorce Hi Gilbert,  It has been 10  months since I ended my marriage of 27 years last August 2009.  Life has been wonderful  after I made the [...]

Desperate Jobless 47-Year-Old Sole Breadwinner Seeking Assistance

Desperate Jobless 47-Year-Old Sole Breadwinner Seeking Assistance

Hi Gilbert, I  just got to know your website and  started to read  some of the articles posted. I am really touched by your selfless act to provide mental and emotional  support to those [...]

Email Interview With A Wheelchair-bound Reader Distressed Over Unpaid Hospitalisation Bills

Email Interview With A Wheelchair-bound Reader Distressed Over Unpaid Hospitalisation Bills

    I did an email interview with a wheelchair-bound reader distressed over his unpaid hospitalisation bills: 1. What is your current financial situation? Currently employed but [...]

Reader Feeling Miserable About Returning To Former Job

Reader Feeling Miserable About Returning To Former Job

Hi Gilbert I know  that I am one of the fortunate many to  have a job in this current economic situation and I shouldn’t be complaining. However, I am stuck with a job that I don’t [...]

Jobless Reader Cried With Mum On Mother’s Day

Jobless Reader Cried With Mum On Mother’s Day

  Written by: Alvin Tan If anybody asks me what  I have given my mum on Mother’s Day last weekend, my answer will be – SORROW. “Oh, you’re such a unfilial son!” one will [...]

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