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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 [...]

Financially-strapped Jobless Female Reader Almost Had Home Electricity Cut Off

Financially-strapped Jobless Female Reader Almost Had Home Electricity Cut Off

Hi Gilbert, Have been busy looking for job. Have been out of work  since last year June. During this period I only had a very short term job assignment which didn't really help me much [...]

Young PMET looking for alternative career option

Young PMET looking for alternative career option

Hi Gilbert, I'm 31 this year and  a poly diploma holder specialising  in electronics and computer communication. After poly, I joined the navy for 6 years, thereafter I joined  my last [...]

Job seeker’s regret at new offer in troubled company

Job seeker’s regret at new offer in troubled company

Hi Counsellor Larry, How have you been? I didnt email for some time because I was closing off  an  offer from a local start up company. I got the offer and  happily tendered from my current [...]

Jobless PMET who earned $7,000 before tried out car polishing

Jobless PMET who earned $7,000 before tried out car polishing

Hi Gilbert,  I am a 45 year old Singaporean (born and bred!) male.  Since I lost my last job (paid $7k per month in local GLC) in 2005, I have not been able to find  suitable PMET job which is [...]

50-Year-Old Breadwinner’s Jobless Mail

50-Year-Old Breadwinner’s Jobless Mail

Dear Gilbert,  I would like to seek your good advice as I just got to know about your web site through Google search.  I sincerely hope that I could receive a free online copy of your book soonest [...]

Underemployed reader in financial distress

Underemployed reader in financial distress

Dear Gilbert,   I tried getting some financial assistance from Community Development Council (CDC) in Singapore because I am underemployed and in financial difficulties. However, they have [...]

Middle aged unemployed engineer harbouring suicidal thoughts

Middle aged unemployed engineer harbouring suicidal thoughts

I just saw this website today.  I am a 47 year old male who lost my engineering job 5 years ago. I attempted to make the best of it by reversing roles with my wife until my only daughter reached [...]

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future (Temasek Review)

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future (Temasek Review)

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future March 22, 2010 by admin    Filed under Opinion Leave a [...]

Unemployed Engineer’s Mail: Unemployment Affected My Family Planning

Dear Gilbert I got to know about your website from my wife. I am a 38 years old male who  lost my engineer job since September 2009 due to a retrenchment exercise by my previous company. These few [...]

Letter from a Reader: Singapore for Singaporeans!

Letter from a Reader: Singapore for Singaporeans!

Hi Gilbert,  I may sound young to you at the age of 38 but I have my fair  share of multiple disappointments with my struggle on employment here. Let me recount my story. Since graduating [...]

Reader’s Mail: An inefficient government?

Hi again Mr Goh   I was just watching Talking Point on cna just now, and amidst the party slogan and regurgitated propaganda about PAP's Idea of Productivity, I just remembered two salient points [...]

An Unfair Termination Story

An Unfair Termination Story

Hi Gilbert, Just wanna share my story with you. Anyway, please keep my name and email anonymous should you want to relate to your readers. Sometime in July this year, one of my ex-colleague [...]

Email From A Helpful Reader

Email From A Helpful Reader

  Hi Gilbert   I've often come across your letters to the forum, and recently stumbled upon Transitioning.Org. I hope things are fine with you.   I work as a professional headhunter, and [...]

Enquiry on credit card debts from a reader (25 Oct)

Enquiry on credit card debts from a reader (25 Oct)

Hi Gilbert Firstly, I would like to commend you on the website. It was a good read. :) I chanced upon it when I was googling for information. Basically, I have some questions about the impact [...]

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