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48-year-old IT specialist jobless since August last year with internet/phone cut off

48-year-old IT specialist jobless since August last year with internet/phone cut off

Hi Gilbert, I sincerely hope you could help me as I'm at wits end. I'm 48 now and been out of job since last August. Worse is my new house is coming and I am penniless. I've been trying [...]

Local PMET replaced by Indian expat and requested for Ebook

Local PMET replaced by Indian expat and requested for Ebook

Hi Gilbert, My name is Leon. I have been retrenched last year since July 2015, and have since been looking out for job. I was doing some trading but it was not so consistent. As usual, the [...]

Local PMET targetted for verbal abuse and felt traumatized at work

Local PMET targetted for verbal abuse and felt traumatized at work

Dear Gilbert, Apology that I would have to seek for your advice for the below matters. As of November 2015 I started working at an MNC as an executive, in the beginning before the employment I [...]

European expat on 90-day social visa enquiring on setting a business in Singapore with fiancee

European expat on 90-day social visa enquiring on setting a business in Singapore with fiancee

Hello, I've been reading up quite a lot on what I have to do, and I have been doing a lot of research online. I have even gone as far to consulting accounting services, and I have spoken to [...]

35-years-old with “O” levels jobless for 2 years and feeling grim

35-years-old with “O” levels jobless for 2 years and feeling grim

Dear Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well. I am seeking some advice from you. I have been unemployed for the last 2 years, doing mostly part time admin work. A search for a full time [...]

Comment: Retrenchment benefits – meant for angmos in MNCs only?

Comment: Retrenchment benefits – meant for angmos in MNCs only?

Singapore has absolutely no legal requirement for any company (including civil service) to provide for any retrenchment benefits. The Employment Act only states that workers are allowed to [...]

Mass comms graduate with 8 years of experience jobless for 6 months

Mass comms graduate with 8 years of experience jobless for 6 months

Dear Gilbert, I hope this finds you well. Firstly please accept my sincere thanks for making possible a website like "transitioning". It appears that you are the only website that offers [...]

Brisbane and Singapore – which city is better?

Brisbane and Singapore – which city is better?

Let's just compare the cost of owning a vehicle, take for example a Honda Jazz. Assume you are 20 years old and u are intending to drive till 60, hence calculations are based on 40 years car [...]

Hospital visit to inspiring dying stage 4 breast cancer patient

Hospital visit to inspiring dying stage 4 breast cancer patient

I went to visit Minie today, she welcomed me with a huge smile, arms wide open and a delighted scream. This lady is amazing, she is an absolute fighter! I am proud to be her friend. In light of [...]

Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost

Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert , Things are slowly turning I don't know for the good or bad. The leasing company towed away my vehicle and starting charging me for the excess for the accident despite the fact it [...]

Fresh 26-year-old business graduate feeling frustrated after 4 months of fruitless job search

Fresh 26-year-old business graduate feeling frustrated after 4 months of fruitless job search

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am a fresh business management degree graduate. This year I am 26, and I have been actively looking for a job for about 4 months now. Till date, I have not received a [...]

Engineer about to be retrenched enquiring on retrenchment benefit

Engineer about to be retrenched enquiring on retrenchment benefit

Hi Gilbert, I am with a company as a engineer for more than 3 years. My salary is below $4.5k. Question: a) Am I covered Under the employment act? b) Does the retrenchment benefit apply [...]

Singaporean migrated to Sydney and loving it

Singaporean migrated to Sydney and loving it

Describe a bit about yourself Johnny e.g. your personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. I am a finance professional with more than 20 years of experience in the [...]

34-year-old jobless PMET with degree in communications made career switch to be baker

34-year-old jobless PMET with degree in communications made career switch to be baker

Hi Gilbert I’m writing to you today to inform you that I will be starting a new job soon. I have decided to make a career switch to become a full time baker in a bakery. It took me quite some [...]

Jobless 38-year-old lady PMET earned $5500 before but willing to settle for $1400 – $1800

Jobless 38-year-old lady PMET earned $5500 before but willing to settle for $1400 – $1800

Hi Gilbert I'm a 38–year-old female. I've been asked to resign from my position last June. I used to be a office admin manager. I read from your website of the many jobless people's [...]

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