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51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here Part 2

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here Part 2

  Hi Gilbert, Good day ! First of all, I would like to thank you for your quick response. Also thanks for reminding me about referrals, I may have a friend in Ngee Ann . As per [...]

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here

51-Year-Old Jobless Reader Frustrated At Lack of Opportunities Here

Dear Gilbert, GOVERNMENTT DOORS ARE CLOSED IF YOU ARE 50 YEARS  OLD AND WITH NO  DEGREE I would like to share my frustrations and seek your advice on how to move on under such [...]

Job seeker, 21, with 3 A-levels and 10 GCSEs, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs (wsws.org)

Job seeker, 21, with 3 A-levels and 10 GCSEs, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs (wsws.org)

Statement by Robert Skelton, SEP candidate for Manchester Central 28 April 2010 On March 31, Vicky Harrison, a young, bright, popular and talented 21-year-old took her life with a massive overdose [...]

Congratulations: 7-Month Jobless Engineer Finally Found A Job In A US MNC!

Congratulations: 7-Month Jobless Engineer Finally Found A Job In A US MNC!

Hi Gilbert   I would like to share a piece of good news with you: I've found employment recently and have started working after a long 7 months break.  Indeed, I am grateful for the kind  [...]

Jobless Middle-Aged Former Office Manager Toughing It Out As A Waitress

Jobless Middle-Aged Former Office Manager Toughing It Out As A Waitress

This is an account of a jobless middle-aged former office manager trying out her hand at waitressing in a restaurant. Susan has been jobless for  close to ten months and is in financial distress.  [...]

Worker Terminated and Made To Pay Company 3 Months Salary in Lieu!

Worker Terminated and Made To Pay Company 3 Months Salary in Lieu!

    Sharing is caring I actually joined this company thinking that since I love to train,  doing corporate training should be fine. I told the manager that even though they have a [...]

Jobless Malay PMET Given the Merry Go Round By Our Government Aid Agencies

Jobless Malay PMET Given the Merry Go Round By Our Government Aid Agencies

  Dear Sir, I am a  middle-aged IT professional  and have been jobless for about a year. Let me share  about my frustrating  job search experience during this  period. Due to the [...]

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 [...]

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