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59-year-old breadwinner thinking of killing himself after two years without work

59-year-old breadwinner thinking of killing himself after two years without work

What do you tell someone who is 59 years old, jobless for two years, a breadwinner, owed HDB almost $10,000 with 6 months of mortgages, used to earn a good income and constantly think of killing [...]

44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am Wee, married with one child, 44 year old male, currently unemployed and am in need of some help / advice finding a job. I am trained as a chef in the F&B [...]

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Photo of a homeless man but not the one we featured in the story A Indian friend drops me a bombshell few days before the Chinese New Year - she has brought home a homeless 40-something man whom [...]

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

Afternoon Mr Gilbert, I am Z...don’t know where to start. But I need your advice with all the problem that is troubling me. I’m am so depressed now and been contemplating suicide. I have [...]

PMET lost shipbuilding job due to restructuring and request for our ebook

PMET lost shipbuilding job due to restructuring and request for our ebook

Hi Gilbert, I have been a loyal reader for transitioning and follower of your great movement and wonderful blog. I recently got fired from my job at a shipyard as they move all their operations [...]

My main wish-list for budget 2018 – help the elderly poor

My main wish-list for budget 2018 – help the elderly poor

For this year budget 2018, I only have one main wish-list for Mr Heng Swee Kiat our finance minister - better welfare for our elderly poor. To be fair, the elderly always get prime attention for [...]

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Saying my name Kang Kong Wong alone will be sucient for those who know who I [...]

41-year-old male suffering from chronic depression and feeling blue

41-year-old male suffering from chronic depression and feeling blue

Describe abit about yourself eg age, gender, educational qualification and work experience. Joe: Age 41, male, diploma. Currently working as a customer service officer in CBD area. What mental [...]

Jobless PMET found employment from different industry and pay cut

Jobless PMET found employment from different industry and pay cut

Hi Gilbert I do have a certain direction after meeting with Albert (career coach). Not sure on whether I can achieve it but will still try. But in terms of emotion-wise, I can't help feeling a [...]

49-year-old accountant used to earn $200,000/year but now asking for $3000/month

49-year-old accountant used to earn $200,000/year but now asking for $3000/month

Dear Gilbert Thanks for your valuable efforts and contributions in helping many unemployed  and under-employed Singaporeans. My name is Kelvin, a Singaporean, approaching 49 years old.  I [...]

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Jarod - I am a born-and-bred Singaporean with Australian PR since 2009. I only [...]

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post from FB. I would like to apply for this educational sponsorship for my 2 kids. I did went to Touch agency to apply for STPM (Straits Times Pocket Money) but couldn't [...]

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

We interviewed a young married woman currently suffering from chronic depression and who is still harbouring suicidal tendencies. There is no known official statistics on the number of [...]

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

I went to their centre (e2i) on Thursday, 25.1.2018, I was met by an extremely rude staff who spoke loudly and did not smile once. I was referred to a coach, who informed me my chances of finding [...]

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

Each year more than 10,000 Singaporeans move abroad either for study or work purposes causing a serious brain drain back home. Many cite a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of living as the two [...]

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