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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 [...]

Letter from a Jobless Lawyer in Penang (19 Oct)

Letter from a Jobless Lawyer in Penang (19 Oct)

Dear Gilbert, I just read your write-up on the prolonged unemployment subject and I believe I belonged to this group. I am from Penang, Malaysia and has been out of work for the past 2 years. I [...]

Email from a retrenched reader: felt betrayed (15 Oct)

Email from a retrenched reader: felt betrayed (15 Oct)

Dear Mr Goh, Many thanks for your encouragement in your web/ blog site. My name is Nick and have been just retrenched (07 Sep 2009).  Not only was it unexpected, this job was introduced and [...]

Email from a jobless reader: philosophical dilemma (9 Oct)

Email from a jobless reader: philosophical dilemma (9 Oct)

Hi Mr Goh Was wondering if you could spare me a few moments of your time to help me with this philosophical phase of my dilemma:- Having gone through two "dry periods" in which I have been [...]

Request for assistance from someone making a career switch (23 Sep)

Request for assistance from someone making a career switch (23 Sep)

Dear friends I am a recently umemployed fellow just like one of you. I am now a self employed real estate professional both for passion and making an honest living. I am hoping you can help [...]

Tips from someone who was jobless for a year (23 Sep)

Tips from someone who was jobless for a year (23 Sep)

Dear All, I was  transitioning during the period when  Lehman Brothers collapsed and was  searching for work for about a year. I just found a job three months ago. I have a few tips to [...]

Letter from a Singapore PR reader (8 Sep)

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am a reader of the TOC (The Online Citizen) and I understand that you  have been wrtting articles on how to cope with unemployment. I am a Spore PR from Indonesa and I [...]

Email from a jobless Singaporean who bought my book (20 Aug)

Email from a jobless Singaporean who bought my book (20 Aug)

Dearest Gilbert I purchased your book today at 7pm while I was by chance at the MPH bookshop at city hall. I could not put it down. I completed reading by 1.30am today. Though I did not went [...]

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