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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 [...]

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future (Temasek Review)

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future (Temasek Review)

A young Singaporean expressed her worries at a gloomy and uncertain future March 22, 2010 by admin    Filed under Opinion Leave a [...]

Unemployed Engineer’s Mail: Unemployment Affected My Family Planning

Dear Gilbert I got to know about your website from my wife. I am a 38 years old male who  lost my engineer job since September 2009 due to a retrenchment exercise by my previous company. These few [...]

Letter from a Reader: Singapore for Singaporeans!

Letter from a Reader: Singapore for Singaporeans!

Hi Gilbert,  I may sound young to you at the age of 38 but I have my fair  share of multiple disappointments with my struggle on employment here. Let me recount my story. Since graduating [...]

Reader’s Mail: An inefficient government?

Hi again Mr Goh   I was just watching Talking Point on cna just now, and amidst the party slogan and regurgitated propaganda about PAP's Idea of Productivity, I just remembered two salient points [...]

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