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44-year-old MOE-trained local PMET terminated by employer without assistance by TAFEP/MOM

44-year-old MOE-trained local PMET terminated by employer without assistance by TAFEP/MOM

Dear Gilbert I am grateful to Richard for providing the linkage. I went to your website - was very touched by the people you helped. I am 44, a trained former MOE teacher. I have  since taught [...]

Singaporean manager fighting hard to save jobs for local PMETs in the IT industry

Singaporean manager fighting hard to save jobs for local PMETs in the IT industry

Hi Gilbert, First and foremost, thank you for organizing these Singapore First initiatives. As a Singaporean, I feel proud that we have an avenue to care for and to protect our fellow [...]

41-year-old ex-SAF PMET finding it tough to re-enter the workforce

41-year-old ex-SAF PMET finding it tough to re-enter the workforce

Hi Gilbert, My name is Gerald. I am a 41-year-old Singaporean and have been jobless since December 2014. I have also just graduated from my Bachelors in Business studies. I have approached a [...]

Bak Kut Teh owner looking for partnership from Singaporeans

Bak Kut Teh owner looking for partnership from Singaporeans

Hi Gilbert, I applaud you for your effort to help the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans with your support site. I am a Singaporean and I will like to help fellow Singaporeans. A quick [...]

Singaporean retiree invests in NGO start-ups and urge jobless PMETs to venture abroad for work opportunities

Singaporean retiree invests in NGO start-ups and urge jobless PMETs to venture abroad for work opportunities

Dear Gilbert, Most of us have suffered periods of job seeking that run into months and even years.  It can be discouraging and even depressing. As Internet helps us to reach across the globe, [...]

Singaporean forced to leave company staffed by 90% foreigners and face legal action for breach of contract

Singaporean forced to leave company staffed by 90% foreigners and face legal action for breach of contract

Dear Mr Goh, My name is Johnny. I'm having a dispute at the moment with my employer regarding my training bond agreement which I have to pay when I breached the contract. Mr Chandra, my [...]

Jobless 28-year-old married woman with mental illness contemplating working in a pub in order to survive

Jobless 28-year-old married woman with mental illness contemplating working in a pub in order to survive

Hi Gilbert, How are you doing? Hope everything is going on well for you. I am 28 yet still can't find a job after the bad Indian FT company terminated me due to the medical leave  and they [...]

Jobless accounting and finance professional lamenting about pitfalls of contractual jobs

Jobless accounting and finance professional lamenting about pitfalls of contractual jobs

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and decided to write in. I am a middle age accounting and finance professional with more than 10 years of experience. I am facing problem whereby my [...]

Jobless graduate coping badly with office bullying and double dismissal

Jobless graduate coping badly with office bullying and double dismissal

Hi Gilbert, I am currently unemployed due to my mental condition. I was fired by two companies within the first half of this year and it was traumatic to my emotional health. I was a victim of [...]

Jobseeker’s horrible encounter with Recruit Express job agency

Jobseeker’s horrible encounter with Recruit Express job agency

Dear Editors, I want to relate my horrible encounter with staff from Recruit Express job agency and a gentle warning to all jobseekers about their ethics. Recently, I have submitted my resume [...]

Expat asking on the benefits of Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) – Singapore Expats forum

Expat asking on the benefits of Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) – Singapore Expats forum

Comment by American » Tue, 26 May 2015 8:23 pm Hello All, I recently applied for and got my PEP (Personalised Employment Pass) approved. My intent is to stay in Singapore for the long-run and [...]

Local PMET resigned without a job due to salary inconsistency and finally found one recently

Local PMET resigned without a job due to salary inconsistency and finally found one recently

Dear Gilbert, I’m a 40+ year old Singaporean (born here). I have left my employment of many years, a few months ago, without a job. I just couldn’t continue working there because of my [...]

Indian FT asking on how to look for work and migrate to Singapore permanently

Indian FT asking on how to look for work and migrate to Singapore permanently

Hi Gilbert, Hope you are doing great. I read your article on your website which describes why Singapore is the best place to work and live. It was really impressive and helped me clear my [...]

Jobless breadwinner with master degree wants all EPs to stop immediately for PMET vacancies

Jobless breadwinner with master degree wants all EPs to stop immediately for PMET vacancies

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Patrick: I am a Singaporean PMET with many years [...]

People with disabilities facing challenges in our modern economy

People with disabilities facing challenges in our modern economy

Dear Gilbert, I came across your website while doing some research about employment issues. It is great effort in this Transitioning society you are driving. I read an article in the papers [...]

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