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Tuesday December 12th 2017

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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 [...]

Jobless Reader’s Appeal For a Permanent Job

Jobless Reader’s Appeal For a Permanent Job

Dear Mr. Gilbert,   I saw the thread on employment and I understand that you might be able to act as a point of contact for those who are unemployed.  I have been out of a permanent job and [...]

Young Graduate Depressed Over Family Problem

Young Graduate Depressed Over Family Problem

Hi Gilbert I am Janice (name changed), twenty two years old and a recent grad. Chanced upon your article on theonlinecitizen and took up your offer of emailing you  for support. This [...]

I may want a burger but its a job that I need the most

I may want a burger but its a job that I need the most

I may want a burger but its a job that I need the most Written by: Shafie  The recent heavy downpour  has put  a dampener on me recently. It didn’t help that last week I received a call [...]

The Lost Graduate Citizen

The Lost Graduate Citizen

Unwillingly Unemployed 苦中做乐 I Am Lost… I have no money; I have no direction. My career ended years ago. I belonged to the promising generation but now  I am a digit in the [...]

Long Term Unemployed Graduate Seeking Career Coaching

Long Term Unemployed Graduate Seeking Career Coaching

Hi Gilbert, Thank you for your reply. Yes, I'm currently unemployed and would like to seek coaching assistance to re-enter the workforce soon. I don't want to sound cumbersome or whining by [...]

Homeless and jobless – double whammy

Homeless and jobless – double whammy

  Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your financial help. I am currently working for a local company. Unfortunately, the local company is so mediocre that there are many problems faced during work, [...]

Woman regretful about her broken marriage

Woman regretful about her broken marriage

Hi Gilbert, I don’t know where to start…I have ruined my marriage with my own hands, my own mind. When I have regained my consciousness and correct state of mind, it’s too late.  Everything [...]

Reader’s sad childhood story

Reader’s sad childhood story

Denial Tan Submitted on 2010/06/22 at 5:50am (comment) Hussein, Sad to hear about your story and you are not alone in this kind of situation. I was born in the 60’s and grew up in a [...]

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