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Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Hi Gilbert, I consider myself a victim of a potential unfair dismissal. I am a manager of a company and lead a department of 2 staff, who have been working for more than 10 years. One of the [...]

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, Hi I am writing to you to highlight my experience. I recently went through an interview process at a management consulting firm. From sending of application to final [...]

2017 labour day indoor event: Jobs for Singaporeans first

2017 labour day indoor event: Jobs for Singaporeans first

We are organising our 4th labour day indoor event on 1st May 4pm for the workers entitled "Jobs for Singaporeans first". Workers worldwide will be celebrating labour day ground-up and we hope to [...]

Ex-permanent resident from Singapore rejected work permit by MINDEF

Ex-permanent resident from Singapore rejected work permit by MINDEF

Hi there, I am a British citizen (born in Hong Kong) who has migrated to Singapore with my family at the tender age of 6. Shortly after our successful migration, our family obtained PR - my [...]

Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires mostly Indian nationals?

Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires mostly Indian nationals?

The complaint I would like to put forward is about this overseas Indian company QAssure Pte Ltd Singapore. It is a foreign-owned company which provides IT Services, mostly to [...]

Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go round it

Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go round it

Gilbert, I heard that the Government is digitizing itself at this moment. You know, this is a great opportunity for the Government to solve the PMET unemployment and restructure the economy at the [...]

PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at CECA arrangement

PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at CECA arrangement

Dear Gilbert, as I read this, it reminds me of my own situation. I was hired into the company with the bosses promising me a career change. They did promote me after confirmation and change my [...]

Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

I used to sell corporate product for OCBC. One would guess huge organisation like this would be more corporate socially responsible, but no. They exploit fresh graduates having knew that people [...]

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Just to share my past agony with all netizens as an eye opener only. When my husband was jobless for months as his duty under a building and construction company ended and whilst searching for a [...]

PMET stressed out by misunderstanding at work and coping badly

PMET stressed out by misunderstanding at work and coping badly

Hi Gilbert, I am glad that I have chanced upon your website as I was searching for "Singapore unemployed support group" out of my usual job search routine that I have been doing every day and [...]

Dilemma facing the shortage of IT experts and the Indian outsourcing vehicle

Dilemma facing the shortage of IT experts and the Indian outsourcing vehicle

The 10,000 figure counts only Indians working for the big Indian outsourcing companies, usually brought in here from India through company transfer. The article talks specifically about the [...]

IT specialist from India unhappy with $7800 salary and wanting more

IT specialist from India unhappy with $7800 salary and wanting more

By garry2361323 I have 9+ years of experience in Oracle CRM (IT) and have been offered 7800 SGD per month. I am relocating with my wife. The salary is sufficient to survive in Singapore and have [...]

Overseas jobless graduate frustrated at mostly foreigner job interviewers

Overseas jobless graduate frustrated at mostly foreigner job interviewers

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I finished my studies overseas and recently returned to Singapore. I have sent out hundreds of resumes both overseas and in Singapore and managed to secure some interviews but [...]

7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

7-eleven franchisee offering $2000/month salary as trainee store manager

Hi Gilbert I operate a number of 7-eleven stores as a franchisee.  I am looking to employ Singaporean and  Singapore PR on a full time and part time basis. I will be able to take in cashiers [...]

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Civil servant received “D” performance grading and contract not renewed

Dear Gilbert, do you know whether it is true that those who were let off because of “D” performance from civil or public service will not be considered by the civil and public service again? I [...]

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