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Ten reasons why the PAP is so afraid of GE 2015

Ten reasons why the PAP is so afraid of GE 2015

Ten reasons why the PAP is so afraid of GE 2015:- 1. Resurgence of people's voice Singaporeans, by and large, are very compliant and submissive to the leadership of the ruling party. They are [...]

42-year-old overseas graduate struggling with under-employment when she returned to Singapore

42-year-old overseas graduate struggling with under-employment when she returned to Singapore

Dear Gilbert, I have been under-unemployed for quite a while. Finally got a job back to a company I used to work part-time about 9 years ago but wasn’t allowed to work full-time just like [...]

Ten uncomfortable statements made by our PM at national day rally

Ten uncomfortable statements made by our PM at national day rally

Ten uncomfortable statements made by our Prime Minister at last night National Day rally:- 1. Earn less than $1000 can buy HDB flat - to compound the misery of low wage Singaporean workers, our PM [...]

Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Filipina PR civil engineer enquiring on status of baby and long-term visit pass for husband

Hi, I’m a SPR, currently working as Civil Engineer since May 2015 and is under probation for 4 months. Graduated with a degree overseas but I finished my O levels in Singapore. I obtained [...]

Indian PR probed Singaporean who lost her job to FT: “Was there something she is not telling us?”

Indian PR probed Singaporean who lost her job to FT: “Was there something she is not telling us?”

I stumbled upon this page by chance while browsing something else. I think there is something missing in this article. So let me try to weigh in here. A brief intro – I am an Indian citizen holding [...]

29-year-old SMU accountancy student jobless for 2 years and feeling hopeless

29-year-old SMU accountancy student jobless for 2 years and feeling hopeless

Dear Gilbert, I am a graduate of SMU, and have trouble finding a job for 2 years. I am wondering if there are any opportunities here because I have been looking on craigslist, indeed, jobsdb, [...]

Inside the mind of a matured jobless Singaporean

Inside the mind of a matured jobless Singaporean

When you are unemployed and over-40s, you get depression. You may be able to sleep at night but depression hits in the morning 5am-7am. Getting out of bed is a chore, life seems pointless. Staying [...]

49-year-old marketing professional jobless for half a year and survive by doing hourly-rated telemarketing job

49-year-old marketing professional jobless for half a year and survive by doing hourly-rated telemarketing job

Dear Gilbert I am a 49-year-old male marketing professional who has been trying very hard to land a job for the last half year. I have registered my resume with all the possible job portals [...]

Ten important issues Singaporeans need to ponder before going to the polls

Ten important issues Singaporeans need to ponder before going to the polls

Ten important issues Singaporeans need to ponder before going to the polls:- 1. Is your lifestyle getting any better after the last election? Singaporeans need to ask themselves if their living [...]

Local PMET forced to pay agency compensation after pre-matured resignation from company

Local PMET forced to pay agency compensation after pre-matured resignation from company

Hi Gilbert, I've decided to email you since I'm really desperate and has no one to turn to. I'm 27 years old this year and recently got a permanent job through a Recruitment Agency.  When I [...]

Singaporean working in digital tech MNC supports foreign influx

Singaporean working in digital tech MNC supports foreign influx

I think it depends on the industry you are in, not every industry is like that. I am a Singaporean, working for a Western company in the digital tech industry. In our industry, there are not [...]

Problems of our job market: Pro-employer, ageism and contractual employment

Problems of our job market: Pro-employer, ageism and contractual employment

The current government has not done enough to move ahead as a real fair employment country and protect our local employees. It is still very pro-employer market as a developed nation. These are [...]

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

41-year-old jobless Singaporean with masters degree working as GrabCar driver after losing business to PRCs

Dear Gilbert, I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean with 3 kids and Master degree holder. I have been in the private education industry for the past 13 years. My [...]

To the Police and AG Chambers: “Please charge me in court!”

To the Police and AG Chambers: “Please charge me in court!”

I was quite surprised when the police recently issued me a official mail to drop by Bedok Police Station to assist on the Filipino independence day celebration case again. It must be at least 18 [...]

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

Local jobless graduate of 18 months: “Full time positions for foreigners and contracts for Singaporeans!”

I graduated from a local university and my career path is somewhat similar as the author. It took me 1 year and 1 month before I got my first job at a MNC for $1800. Median pay for grads few yrs [...]

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