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Formal public retraction and apology letter issued by Gilbert Ong to Eurohaus Pte Ltd

Formal public retraction and apology letter issued by Gilbert Ong to Eurohaus Pte Ltd

This is a formal public retraction and apology letter issued by Mr Gilbert Ong to Eurohaus Pte Ltd as part of a settlement plan:-

Singaporean PMET with PhD in physics lost her job and had a mental breakdown

Singaporean PMET with PhD in physics lost her job and had a mental breakdown

Dear Gilbert I had a mental breakdown last year and was admitted to IMH. I was discharged from IMH in November last year. I lost my job as a senior engineer in a semiconductor company. After that I had been looking for a job. I got [...]

33-year-old master degree holder unfairly dismissed and feeling desperate

33-year-old master degree holder unfairly dismissed and feeling desperate

  Hi Mr Gilbert, I was employed in xxxxx as an Accounts Administration Manager on 10th Sep 2012. However, recently on 17th Sep 2014, I was terminated with one month of salary. The reason given was that the Board could not work [...]

Inside story of a former recruitor – turnover is high and work culture horrible

Inside story of a former recruitor – turnover is high and work culture horrible

Hi, former recruiter here. I hope you find your job soon. Good points there. Yes the employers can get ridiculous. Want a perfect match but budget is below market rate. It is like you want to buy a Ferrari for the price of a Toyota. Some try [...]

Singaporean PMET wth foreign spouse owed $10,000 in salary arrears by friend’s company

Singaporean PMET wth foreign spouse owed $10,000 in salary arrears by friend’s company

Dear Gilbert, My name is Koh and its my first time writing to you. I have in my own opinion the biggest trouble blockading my mind right now. My apologies though I would like to keep the mail short, but I feel that it would take the whole [...]

Local PMET pissed off with public listed company Epicentre Asia for salary delay after resignation

Local PMET pissed off with public listed company Epicentre Asia for salary delay after resignation

Hi Gilbert, A very good day to you. Please kindly have my articles publish to shame this company for delaying my salary. I would like to highlight this company is a public listed company and furthermore it was the first apple premium [...]

Former recruitor regrets quitting his job and feeling depressed while job searching

Former recruitor regrets quitting his job and feeling depressed while job searching

Dear Gilbert, I am kind of tired of sending my resumes so I'll probably feel better emailing to you. As usual, same old story. Send so many applications but few replies. I think I would be lucky to receive 4 calls in a week but most of them [...]

Jobless ex-air steward lamenting over lost case of harassment to foreign air stewardess

Jobless ex-air steward lamenting over lost case of harassment to foreign air stewardess

Dear Gilbert, I heard of your presence online and thank you for championing causes for the unemployed. Almost 3 years ago, I joined one of the airlines as a cabin crew. Throughout the entire period, I have faced no issues,or hiccups in the [...]

Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Dear Gilbert I believe we have met before back in 2012 and I admire you and your volunteer colleagues' attempts to help fellow Singaporeans get back on track in the workforce by assisting to alleviate their financial and unemployment crunches [...]

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

Dear Gilbert, I am a 38-years-old male. I started working late in my life at 28. I developed depression when I was studying at NTU and dropped out after almost 2 years. Nevertheless I subsequently went on to get a degree at SIM, before [...]

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Hi Gilbert This is "YC", the under-35 "under-employee" who asked about contributing to the break fast fund last month. I'd like to share some personal thoughts on unemployment/underemployment, plus a bit of good news since we last [...]

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Dear Gilbert, The purpose of me writing this email to you is that I understand from a friend  you are able to help people who are in need. Let me introduce myself briefly. My name is Nur. I'm turning 32 this month and I'm a single mother [...]

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

Hi Johnson, I have the same degree as you and I am also working in a different industry (IT) for more than 15 years. I too had a hard time finding jobs matching my educational degree after graduation due to the Asian Financial Crisis then. I [...]

Advice to jobless lady PMET: Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Advice to jobless lady PMET:  Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Hi Elle, I was out of job for one year and recently had just found one. I count myself  lucky for someone my age when there are so many younger foreigners out there competing. Singapore has got into the worst of its time since PM Lee Hsein [...]

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Dear Mr Holdsworth and Mr Chee I trust this email finds you well. My name is xxxxxx and I recently joined Ink Singapore, two weeks ago, as a TAD Controller but I have resigned. Within this role, I report to Sandy Fong, Group Production [...]

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