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Wednesday October 18th 2017

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

Reader concerned with migrating to Melbourne

Reader concerned with migrating to Melbourne

  Irene Tan says: August 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm  (Edit) Hi! My husband and I received our Australian PR in March 2008 and understand that we have to meet a minimum occupation of 2 years [...]

Reader Unhappy That Local Weiqi Team Denied Opportunity To Participate in Asian Games

Reader Unhappy That Local Weiqi Team Denied Opportunity To Participate in Asian Games

Hi there!  I am aware of a petition running on your side. Do you know if it works when the petition is sent to the Prime Minister’s Office?  I am part of the Singapore Weiqi Team invited to [...]

Wife devastated after husband left the family for a year

Wife devastated after husband left the family for a year

Hello Gilbert,   I am a member of the Divorced Support Meetup group and got your contact from the postings there.  I have also visited your website and hope to get some advice from you.   My [...]

The Pain of Parental Alienation

The Pain of Parental Alienation

A second Singaporean adult  affected by Parental Alienation has spoken up. It breaks my heart to read about his plight....What kind of people and authorities would do such a thing to an innocent [...]

Reader: Too Much Red Tape in Government Jobs and Funded Courses

Reader: Too Much Red Tape in Government Jobs and Funded Courses

Dear Gilbert, Like  many other unemployed Singaporeans, I’ve been looking for jobs in vain since the past five  months after been asked to go from my last employer due to  ‘FT is cheaper [...]

The Ineptitude of Our Government Agency

The Ineptitude of Our Government Agency

Hi all,  Just forwarding this email from E2I to show the kinds of email I have been receiving and the questions I have been asking such organisations all along:  do they really do their [...]

Prolonged Jobless Graduate Lowering Her Expectations To No Avail

Prolonged Jobless Graduate Lowering Her Expectations To No Avail

Hi Gilbert , I have been jobless for more than half a year and finding it difficult  to get back to the workforce. One of the problems I am having  is that I am not as technical as I had [...]

Jobless reader unsatisfied with service of employment agencies

Jobless reader unsatisfied with service of employment agencies

Dear Gilbert, I would like to request to meet up with one of your volunteer career  coach  to review my resume and  to discuss the difficulties  encountered while seeking re-employment. In [...]

Counselling Report On Client

Counselling Report On Client

Counselling Report On Client REFERRAL SOURCE Sam was referred for counseling by the Transitioning.org – a support site for the unemployed – to help him cope with the anxiety problem in [...]

WDA Continuing Education and Training (CET) Course Subsidy A Sham?

WDA Continuing Education and Training (CET) Course Subsidy A Sham?

Hi Gilbert, I want to share my frustrating experience when I applied for those subsidised courses posted up on the WDA website. These are  Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses [...]

The woes of an unemployed

The woes of an unemployed

This comment appeared in the article “Unemployment Can Triple the Risk of Suicide”  Nov 25, 2009 4:13 PM Guest : I needed this article because there are a lot of new stories on the [...]

Reader’s Account Of His Family Struggle

Reader’s Account Of His Family Struggle

Hi Gilbert, My brother and I  were brought up in a not well—to-do family. Both my father and mother worked during the day, hence we usually stayed with our grandparents the whole time and only [...]

Graduate With Two Degrees Gutted After Job Interview’s Rejection

Graduate With Two Degrees Gutted After Job Interview’s Rejection

Good day Gilbert,  How are you?  Hope this email finds you in the pink of health.   I thought I'd dropped you this email as I do not know who else to turn to. I'd just received feedback [...]

Jobless married engineer harbouring suicidal thoughts

Jobless married engineer harbouring suicidal thoughts

This  article  appeared as a comment under "Middle aged unemployed engineer harbouring suicidal thoughts" jobless Engineer says: July 10, 2010 at 7:04 am I feel the same man …I am [...]

Jobless graduate facing divorce and depression

Jobless graduate facing divorce and depression

Hi Gilbert and *Chua, Apologies that I took so long to reply to your email. The past month has been a real struggle. It seems like every month I  struggled with my fluctuating mood. I went [...]

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