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Sunday April 30th 2017

‘Email A Counsellor’ Archives

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 [...]

Email From A Jobless Reader In India

Email From A Jobless Reader In India

Hi  Gilbert, Going through your article,  I could feel exactly what you have been through.....your article seems to echo the exact emotion and turmoil that I  am going through right now. I [...]

A Letter From A Recently Retrenched PMET (17 Aug)

A Letter From A Recently Retrenched PMET (17 Aug)

Hi Gilbert How are you? Trust you are  feeling ok. We must let the PM know the  message below since he made a National Day speech on the topic. It makes no sense for the Ministry of Manpower [...]

Another letter from a jobless reader

Another letter from a jobless reader

Good morning bro! How are things with you lately? By the way, how is your new book coming up? Lately, I have been very busy with my daughter at home tending to her daily needs & by night time [...]

Letter from a desperate jobless reader

Letter from a desperate jobless reader

Hi Gilbert My name is Patrick (name changed). I’m a 33 year old Singaporean who is unemployed. The worst part is I just got married last year when I was doing well. Sadly, my marriage broke up [...]

Email From A Retrenched PMET

Email From A Retrenched PMET

Hi Gilbert Believe you must have been getting many such emails everyday. First, via good faith -  Rank Books I came to know you... I saw,  bought and read your book - "How to survive [...]

Email From A Reader Seeking Help And Online Counsellor’s Post

Email From A Reader Seeking Help And Online Counsellor’s Post

Hi Dan (counsellor) and Gilbert, As with most people, in this lifetime, I had held numerous positions...such as Admin Supervisor @ SBS ( about 13 years), Head of Admin @ the now defunct Emporium [...]

Email from a reader seeking help

Email from a reader seeking help

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, Thank you for setting up this website for people who lost or will lose their jobs soon. My name is James  (name changed). I am single and 54 this year. My 8 months [...]

Email From A Recently Jobless Reader: Surviving

Email From A Recently Jobless Reader: Surviving

Hi Gilbert, Nice to hear from you. I am still doing fine, job-hunting everyday, reading, surfing net and yes, reading your blog, of course. I see your postings on onlinecitizen as well. Good [...]

Email From A Reader: Trauma of Unemployment

Email From A Reader: Trauma of Unemployment

Hi Gilbert You are right my situation is not really that bad. As a matter of fact, financially I am alright, no significant debt, got cash balance and some shares and wife is supportive , [...]

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