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Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work!

Why Singapore PMETs find it so difficult to get work!

by Maxie_E » Fri, 17 Apr 2015 5:59 pm Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises a employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in [...]

Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Mental patient requesting for inclusiveness from Singapore Police when applying for security clearance

Hi Gilbert Can you help me to put it up in a post. I suffered from somatic depression for a decade and have periodic relapse. Y15 I stopped work in June and suffered another relapse, until [...]

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

NPE Print Communications hiring Singaporeans for two positions

Hi Gilbert, I'm Maurice (HR) from NPE Print Communications Pte Ltd. I chanced on your website last evening and would appreciate if you can post the jobs stated below : 1) Direct Sales [...]

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

Retrenched PMET surviving on bluechip dividend and condo rental

I’m currently in my late-40s, not yet 49. If you bothered to read my accounts, it is clearly seen that my financial independence has to do with 2 things (both NOT property related): 1. Save [...]

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

54-year-old retrenched woman looking for work to alleviate husband

Hi Gilbert, I just get to know about your organization and website. I thought of sharing my experience. I am a 54-year-old Singaporean with 2 kids and GCE ” O ” level. I have been [...]

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Local PMET frustrated with fussy PRC worker in company

Gilbert, I hope you can publish this incident I faced at with a PRC Chinese PMET. Sometime in May last year, our MD announced that they have recruited a Business Solutions Manager, Chen Wei from a [...]

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Jobless suicidal buyer found job as a store supervisor after 2 years of unemployment

Dear Gilbert, I came across your unemployment website and wish to share my current situation. I am a 49 year old buyer working in a engineering firm.  During the beginning of this year, I felt [...]

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

Singaporean surviving on rental income, bluechip investment and frugal lifestyle

I’ve moonlighted in CGH before as Healthcare Assistant, worked in one of the medical C-class ward. The staff there all thought I some Secondary school dropout, but I picked up a lot from listening [...]

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

Permanent resident PMET frustrated over useless NTUC’s inaction for unfair dismissal

I am a Singapore Permanent Resident who recently encountered an unfair dismissal when I was preparing for pregnancy. I seeked the help from the Union but was amazed by the unwillingness to help [...]

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Jobless single mum forced to vacate HDB rental flat for rental default of $2000

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am a single mom with medical problems and unemployed with two children. Currently my elder one is not staying with me due to some misunderstanding. I am staying with my son in [...]

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

Pregnant PMET ambivalent about getting a job before her birth

It's nice to hear from you Gilbert. Many thanks for offering me employment assistance. Though I am seeking employment in the mean time, my situation is also complicated by my pregnancy that I [...]

PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for breaking bond

PMET resigned from bank and made to pay $5000 for breaking bond

Hi Gilbert, I am working in a bank for 4 months, and recently, my boss force me to resign because i have not been hitting the target for 3 months consecutive. and with no options, I quit. In my [...]

Words of wisdom for the unemployed

Words of wisdom for the unemployed

Dear Anxious You are not alone in your situation. I cannot offer you hope, which I have none, but advices better than hope. Frankly, the 101 idiot guides to securing a job won’t work. Reason [...]

Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Jobless PMET feeling hopeless and request for our ebook

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your website with great interest.  I have been retrenched for 7 months since last year end July. I guess you heard the all familiar woes of unemployment [...]

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Inside the mind of a desperate depressed jobless PMET

Hi Gilbert I'm trying to fight off this depressive mood and be productive with my time.  I know I must get to re-write my resume and cover letter, and to spend at least two hours searching and [...]

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