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Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Hi Gilbert, I saw your e-mail address on Transitioning.org. It reads: "Feeling lost, depressed and desperate while jobless?" Yes.  I am VERY lost and isolated.  When I lost my job TWO [...]

Jobless Aussie PR devastated after Singaporean model wife left him for a richer man

Jobless Aussie PR devastated after Singaporean model wife left him for a richer man

Dear Gilbert,  I never imagine that I could send you this email. I'm completely lost and I need your help.  Here is my story:- I'm a Aussie PR since 2006. I met my girlfriend in March 2004. [...]

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

We have recently conducted an¬† email interview with a single mum ‚Äď Joanne, who is ¬†jobless for two years. Her husband has¬† abandoned¬†the family ¬†a year ago. She is currently trying out¬† [...]

The PMET Can Collector Speaks…

The PMET Can Collector Speaks…

  Written by:  Shafie My profile of being an aluminium can collector was posted on a few online sites recently. As usual, there were some negative comments but it was the positive ones [...]

Swiss Expat Wants Full Custody of Kids After Divorce With Singaporean Malay Ex-wife

Swiss Expat Wants Full Custody of Kids After Divorce With Singaporean Malay Ex-wife

Hi Gilbert, I am in the final stage of my divorce - about a week away from my decree absolute. We have two children, a girl nine and a boy six. Both are staying with their mother at  the [...]

Jobless Engineer Suddenly Received Three Job offers Within A Week

Jobless Engineer Suddenly Received Three Job offers Within A Week

¬† Hi ¬†Darren, First of all, congrats for the following three job offers that you have received within a short period ‚Äď that‚Äôs fantastic! 1. Ops Manager - Cambodia. 2. ¬†Manager - [...]

Jobless IT PMET Gutted At Rejection By URA As Car Park Executive

Jobless IT PMET Gutted At Rejection By URA As Car Park Executive

Hi Gilbert, Just want to  hear your input/comment regarding the following  job application.  I'm more than willing to work for such  a job if given the opportunity:- Executive Officer [...]

Jobless Ex-IT Specialist Applied for 800 Jobs Over 14 Months

Jobless Ex-IT Specialist Applied for 800 Jobs Over 14 Months

We recently conducted an online interview with a jobless female IT specialist and here is her reply:- 1. Tell us abit about yourself.   I am 37, single and a Malaysian Chinese. 2. How [...]

Jobless ex-IT Manager who used to earn $100,000/year applied for fast-food job

Jobless ex-IT Manager who used to earn $100,000/year  applied for fast-food job

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for posting two earlier mails on my jobless situation. I hope that the articles  have helped other jobless readers  caught in similar circumstances. I am penning another [...]

Reader wants access to paid professional career coaching

Reader wants access to paid professional career coaching

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site on RSS feeds since 2009. It is heartening to know that there exists a network of professionals willing to provide career guidance to others during [...]

Ex-scholar of American University Reminiscing On Her Jobless Journey

Ex-scholar of American University Reminiscing On Her Jobless Journey

Kim, whose jobless story was featured in  Jobless Female Senior IT Manager Considers Leaving Singapore For Australia To Find Work, penned us the following personal  observation on her unemployment [...]

Engineer who used to earn $100,000 a year jobless for 20 months

Engineer who used to earn $100,000 a year jobless for 20 months

We recently conducted an email interview with a jobless engineer and here is his reply:- How long were you jobless? I have been jobless for 20 months as of Oct 2010. What is your past [...]

Jobless Female Senior IT Manager Considers Leaving Singapore For Australia To Find Work

Jobless Female Senior IT Manager Considers Leaving Singapore For Australia To Find Work

Hi Gilbert, I used to work as  a senior IT manager and  has been looking for employment for the past two years. I was laid off  because of factory closure and have faced tremendous [...]

Female reader in mixed marriage contemplating separation

Female reader in mixed marriage contemplating separation

Dear Gilbert, I came across your website and decided to write to you because I have been toiling with the idea of breaking free for awhile now. Too many issues have gone unresolved for my [...]

Lamentations of a jobless blogger – my world is collapsing

Lamentations of a jobless blogger – my world is collapsing

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 My World Is Collapsing http://pkweksh.blogspot.com/ (reproduced with permission) Some days my world within seems collapsing... or near collapsed I have to be Lucky, [...]

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