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How to pay back $24,000 medisave owed 16 years ago!

How to pay back $24,000 medisave owed 16 years ago!

Dear Gilbert A friend of mine (Tom, a Singaporean) has received such a letter. The arrears came close to $24, 000 and were for income earned in the years before 1994! At that time, Tom thought [...]

Young Graduate Feeling Pessimistic About Her Future

Young Graduate Feeling Pessimistic About Her Future

  Hi Gilbert, I am glad that I have chanced upon this website. Truly, I have some frightening tales to share with regards to the current employment condition in our country. Let me share [...]

26-year-old Jobless Malay PMET Fighting On

26-year-old Jobless Malay PMET Fighting On

  Believe it or not Gilbert,  I have being jobless for the past 18 months and did odd jobs here and there just to survive. Abit more about my background here. I am a Malay [...]

Divorce: When a Family Man Thinks Twice

Divorce: When a Family Man Thinks Twice

When a Family Man Thinks Twice Joshua Coleman, Ph.D. San Francisco Chronicle June 18, 2000 (Father's Day) You get married. And at some point you don't know if the marriage is going to work. [...]

Jobless Reader’s 7 Ways To Overcome Unemployment Blues

Jobless Reader’s 7 Ways To Overcome Unemployment Blues

Hi Gilbert, Actually, I left my sales & marketing job 5 years ago to focus on being a stock investor. However, the recent crisis makes it tougher to live a life as an investor. So I started [...]

Reader’s Mail: My life after divorce

Reader’s Mail: My life after divorce

  Readers’  Mail: My life after divorce Hi Gilbert,  It has been 10  months since I ended my marriage of 27 years last August 2009.  Life has been wonderful  after I made the [...]

Desperate Jobless 47-Year-Old Sole Breadwinner Seeking Assistance

Desperate Jobless 47-Year-Old Sole Breadwinner Seeking Assistance

Hi Gilbert, I  just got to know your website and  started to read  some of the articles posted. I am really touched by your selfless act to provide mental and emotional  support to those [...]

Email Interview With A Wheelchair-bound Reader Distressed Over Unpaid Hospitalisation Bills

Email Interview With A Wheelchair-bound Reader Distressed Over Unpaid Hospitalisation Bills

    I did an email interview with a wheelchair-bound reader distressed over his unpaid hospitalisation bills: 1. What is your current financial situation? Currently employed but [...]

Reader Feeling Miserable About Returning To Former Job

Reader Feeling Miserable About Returning To Former Job

Hi Gilbert I know  that I am one of the fortunate many to  have a job in this current economic situation and I shouldn’t be complaining. However, I am stuck with a job that I don’t [...]

Jobless Reader Cried With Mum On Mother’s Day

Jobless Reader Cried With Mum On Mother’s Day

  Written by: Alvin Tan If anybody asks me what  I have given my mum on Mother’s Day last weekend, my answer will be – SORROW. “Oh, you’re such a unfilial son!” one will [...]

9-Month Jobless Female Reader Feeling Depressed and Lost

9-Month Jobless Female Reader Feeling Depressed and Lost

Hi Gilbert, I was looking through your website and read some of the articles which brought tears to my eyes. I have been  unemployed for 9 months and knows how depressed unemployment could be [...]

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  [...]

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