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Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

  Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. I am Singaporean female, born and bred. I'll use my pre-married name [...]

59-year-old homeless man at Bedok Central pleads for HDB to assist him

59-year-old homeless man at Bedok Central pleads for HDB to assist him

We spotted a homeless 59-year-old recently-divorced man at Bedok Central last night in our recee trip. We will usually recee an area first before bringing the main distribution team down one week [...]

Jobless 60-year-old PMET unhappy with our national jobs bank

Jobless 60-year-old PMET unhappy with our national jobs bank

Good day Miss Karen/WDA, I intend to pop over to Meet –Your- MP session to see Mr Lim Swee Say to share with him my concerns that the jobs published in Jobs Bank is not working in favour for [...]

44-year-old PMET explains why he is still single and not married yet

44-year-old PMET explains why he is still single and not married yet

The population white paper, passed in Parliament in 2013, allows the government to bring in hundreds of thousands of foreigners to help bridge the lack-of-birth gap among our population. As the [...]

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

Young Singaporeans aspiring to build a life in Oz should note the following, assuming you do not have a Oz spouse, direct relations in Oz or A$5 million to spare: 1) Understand the Skills [...]

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

Hi everyone, Need a little bit of advice. So I am 3.5 years (25 years old) experienced Software developer from India currently serving my notice period in a very well-known software company in [...]

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Many Singaporeans travel almost monthly to Batam for a short weekend break but so far not many have ever considered living in Batam and works in Singapore due to the expensive one-hour ferry return [...]

22-year-old unwed mum of two kids soon manages with $350/month in government’s aid

22-year-old unwed mum of two kids soon manages with $350/month in government’s aid

Visited another 22-year-old single unwed mum at Bukit Batok West last week and it took me an hour to locate the new government rental flat under the blazing hot sun. You have to go through a [...]

Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Dear Gilbert, I have followed your website over the years and I greatly admire your kindness and tenacity in providing a service to those who are between jobs.  Your website allows them to vent [...]

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

Dear Mr Gilbert, I hope things are well on your end. I had initially decided not to write in as I thought just reading the articles would have helped. I didn't want to eat into the limited [...]

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Hi Gilbert, Nice to hear from you. I rarely log into this email since it was created just for writing to you but I am glad that you cared to follow up. I actually had a pretty good year in [...]

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Went up to visit Natalie yesterday, a young 26-year-old single mum of two kids, and came away inspired and mostly in awe of her raw optimism and fighting spirit. Looking younger than her age due [...]

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

I visited Jefri yesterday at his 2-bedroom rental flat at Ang Mo Kio and it is a cosy place nicely tucked away at the far end of Singapore. The old rental flat is huge and sometimes it rivals [...]

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Hi Gilbert Thanks for accepting. I read many of your posting about PMET losing their jobs in Singapore. I am not local but I have been a PR for many years in Singapore. With my kids being born [...]

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

We interviewed a local engineer who managed to secure another position out of his scope and with a pay-cut of around 10% but he is grateful. He allows us to conduct a online interview with him [...]

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