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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 [...]

9-Month Jobless Female Reader Feeling Depressed and Lost

9-Month Jobless Female Reader Feeling Depressed and Lost

Hi Gilbert, I was looking through your website and read some of the articles which brought tears to my eyes. I have been  unemployed for 9 months and knows how depressed unemployment could be [...]

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here Part 2

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here Part 2

  Hi Gilbert, Good day ! First of all, I would like to thank you for your quick response. Also thanks for reminding me about referrals, I may have a friend in Ngee Ann . As per [...]

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here

Dear Gilbert, GOVERNMENTT DOORS ARE CLOSED IF YOU ARE 50 YEARS  OLD AND WITH NO  DEGREE I would like to share my frustrations and seek your advice on how to move on under such [...]

Job seeker, 21, with 3 A-levels and 10 GCSEs, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs (wsws.org)

Job seeker, 21, with 3 A-levels and 10 GCSEs, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs (wsws.org)

Statement by Robert Skelton, SEP candidate for Manchester Central 28 April 2010 On March 31, Vicky Harrison, a young, bright, popular and talented 21-year-old took her life with a massive overdose [...]

Congratulations: 7-Month Jobless Engineer Finally Found A Job In A US MNC!

Congratulations: 7-Month Jobless Engineer Finally Found A Job In A US MNC!

Hi Gilbert   I would like to share a piece of good news with you: I've found employment recently and have started working after a long 7 months break.  Indeed, I am grateful for the kind  [...]

Jobless Middle-Aged Former Office Manager Toughing It Out As A Waitress

Jobless Middle-Aged Former Office Manager Toughing It Out As A Waitress

This is an account of a jobless middle-aged former office manager trying out her hand at waitressing in a restaurant. Susan has been jobless for  close to ten months and is in financial distress.  [...]

Worker Terminated and Made To Pay Company 3 Months Salary in Lieu!

Worker Terminated and Made To Pay Company 3 Months Salary in Lieu!

    Sharing is caring I actually joined this company thinking that since I love to train,  doing corporate training should be fine. I told the manager that even though they have a [...]

Jobless Malay PMET Given the Merry Go Round By Our Government Aid Agencies

Jobless Malay PMET Given the Merry Go Round By Our Government Aid Agencies

  Dear Sir, I am a  middle-aged IT professional  and have been jobless for about a year. Let me share  about my frustrating  job search experience during this  period. Due to the [...]

Reader reflected on lessons learnt during his one-year unemployment journey

Reader reflected on lessons learnt during his one-year unemployment journey

  Dear Gilbert I don't wish to sound philosophical or spiritual. However, many  things that happened to me during my voluntary unemployment were indeed spiritual. I realized also   how we [...]

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