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IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

Dear Helen and Gilbert,  After a long spell of drought and about 11 interviews, I think there's going to be a possibility of securing an offer with one of India's largest IT companies (the 5th [...]

Local PMET Seeking Medical Assistance Due To Office Politics

Local PMET Seeking Medical Assistance Due To  Office Politics

Hi Gilbert, I got to know this website from my wife. I have been emotionally unstable for the past 1.5 yrs. Let me explain abit more about my situation here.  I  was the operation manager of [...]

25-year-old Masters Degree Graduate Trying out $6/Hour Dish Washing

25-year-old Masters Degree Graduate Trying out $6/Hour Dish Washing

First of all, thanks Jean for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Thank you for interviewing me to create awareness that [...]

New Citizen: “Sorry, I am only half Singaporean as I have Malaysian blood in me.”

New Citizen: “Sorry, I am only half Singaporean as I have Malaysian blood in me.”

Hi Uncle Gilbert, I've been following your support site and it warms my heart everytime i read the interviews and heart-felt stories from fellow Singaporeans. Allow me to introduce myself, [...]

My rotten experience at a work trial

My rotten experience at a work trial

Hi Gilbert I went to the office for interview today - thanks for the recommendation. I had to wait a long time before the main glass door could be opened as I need to wait for the girl to [...]

“Divorce sucks!”

“Divorce sucks!”

This is a comment in response to¬†an article ‚ÄúThe impact of divorce on children‚ÄĚ posted online on the divorce support meetup site:-¬† On second reading of the article, ¬†I just found that [...]

Jobless Female Graduate Concerned About Salary Negotiation During Interview

Jobless Female Graduate Concerned About Salary Negotiation During Interview

Dear Gilbert, I am reader of your website and have been contemplating if I should write to seek help  but I think I  will give it a go out of desperation and I also need some advice [...]

Retrenched Senior Manager Who Earned $7000/Month Switched To Cab Driving

Retrenched Senior Manager Who Earned $7000/Month Switched To Cab Driving

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online, Jonathan ¬†and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? ¬†Thank you for interviewing me ‚Äď it is a [...]

Ex-Bank Manager With MBA Unemployed For 3 Years

Ex-Bank Manager With MBA Unemployed For 3 Years

1. First of all thanks for allowing us to interview you and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? I hope my sharing here will help those who are caught in prolonged [...]

Reader Concerned with Plight of People with Special Needs

Reader Concerned with Plight of People with Special Needs

Gilbert, Thank you for you advice last time. It has helped me greatly.  The "must complete NS" culture in Singapore has to go. I see that in almost any normal job in the Singapore market, men [...]

Young NUS Bachelor of Arts Graduate Struggling with Unemployment

Young NUS Bachelor of Arts Graduate Struggling with Unemployment

Dear Gilbert, Saw your website and I must say it is a good effort. I am a young Singaporean male Chinese who just graduated from NUS with BA Arts (Pass). I know my degree is not good but [...]

Woman Executive Concerned About Job Searching and Pregnancy

Woman Executive Concerned About Job Searching and Pregnancy

Dear Gilbert, I read your website regularly for the very interesting and useful articles.  Having come across many stories about Singaporeans becoming jobless and/or having difficulty finding a [...]

Malay Talent Living in London Concerned About Racial Discrimination

Malay Talent Living in London Concerned About Racial Discrimination

Hi Gilbert, Been seeing your posts floated around facebook and I think what you’re doing is amazing. I love to see Singaporeans stand up for what’s right and what they believe in, and thought [...]

33-Year-Old Local Graduate Jobless For 2 Years And Feeling Lost

33-Year-Old Local Graduate Jobless For 2 Years And Feeling Lost

Hi Gilbert, First of all, thanks for producing a wonderful website to help those who are unemployed. I read many articles at the website and was consoled by that fact that I am not the only who [...]

Woman divorced husband who had affair with Vietnamese girl

Woman divorced husband who had affair with Vietnamese girl

Sandra is one of the many thousands of  Singaporeans who are divorced every year and she  has obliged us with an online interview. Out of the 21,000 marriages that are  registered yearly, 7,000 [...]

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