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Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Hi Gilbert, I’m a degree holder and I am having difficulties finding a job which can offer me a salary of at least $2K. In fact, I’m actually having difficulties in getting interviews from the [...]

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Hi, I'm so glad I have found your website. I'm currently jobless and homeless. It's impossible for anybody to understand but I wish to be anonymous for this. I came from an abusive/demanding [...]

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Dear Gilbert, I am a fourth generation Millennial Singaporean. I am writing this article as a rant anonymously and this is the first time I am doing so to pen my thoughts down to vent my [...]

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Hello Gilbert, I have been offered a contract  to work for a government stat board, and am  supposed to start work today. However they called me yesterday and told me that my work start date [...]

66-year-old ex-teacher and journalist struggling with unemployment

66-year-old ex-teacher and journalist struggling with unemployment

Dear Gilbert As an ex-journalist and ex-teacher, I find it very difficult to land a job, not least because of certain discriminating and unfair practices of employers, including the [...]

Why the current IT sector has little local representation

Why the current IT sector has little local representation

Gone are the days when anyone can just setup a bodyshop and hire Indians, Pinoys, Chinese and hawk them out to MNCs for a 1 or 2 year contact. Now rightly or wrongly( mostly the latter)  its assumed [...]

47-year-old jobless for a year and requesting for ebook version

47-year-old jobless for a year and requesting for ebook version

Hi Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well My name is Johnson Lee and I am a PMET who has been out of job for coming to 12 months and I have been looking (and still hunting) for job (without [...]

Female engineering degree holders condemned to work in management role or deskbound job?

Female engineering degree holders condemned to work in management role or deskbound job?

Dear Gilbert, www.transitioning.org has been a great resource in helping me with my job search, thank you so much for the platform. I am currently looking for a job in the engineering sector [...]

PMET didn’t clear probation and joined the unemployment rank again

PMET didn’t clear probation and joined the unemployment rank again

Hi Gilbert, Good afternoon. My name is Ben (name changed), as per my situation explained below, I am currently unemployed. I have been an Academic Support Officer at a local company that is [...]

Returning Singaporean jobless and his advice to us: LEAVE Singapore

Returning Singaporean jobless and his advice to us: LEAVE Singapore

  I am also one of those who have been working out of Singapore for the past 7 plus years. Frankly after being away for so long, I do not think I will ever be able to work in Singapore [...]

Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Hi Gilbert I had not been accessing this email for a while - created this email only for communications for you because I wanted a veil. Logged in today because I read your interview, a couple [...]

Interview with jobless banker: more restriction on foreign manpower hiring

Interview with jobless banker: more restriction on foreign manpower hiring

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Simon and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? I have been in the banking industry for the past 15 years [...]

Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project manager using tourist visa

Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project manager using tourist visa

Hi Gilbert I actually did a whistle blow on the tourist visit pass of a IT project manager from Vietnam not long ago. I submitted all the evidence to MOM even with the facebook photo as proof, [...]

Secondment abuse by MNC in Singapore ensures Singaporeans have no jobs

Secondment abuse by MNC in Singapore ensures Singaporeans have no jobs

Hi Gilbert I understand that MNCs having an overseas presence can transfer  their foreign PMET employee headcount to Singapore to work using training passes issued by the MOM. I am referring [...]

Banker returned to Singapore from Hong Kong without a job and regretting it

Banker returned to Singapore from Hong Kong without a job and regretting it

Dear Gilbert, I chanced upon your website recently while surfing the net for job openings. I have been jobless for the past 6 months. I left my banking job in Hong Kong to return to Singapore for [...]

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