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Cambodia: nice place to live and work in

Cambodia: nice place to live and work in

Dear Mr Yong, Please kindly allow me to add some comments and suggestions. Let begin to say that despite what others think of Cambodia or if they have been there or not, Cambodia is a very good [...]

ITE graduate left Singapore for US at 26 years old and flourishing after 15 years

ITE graduate left Singapore for US at 26 years old and flourishing after 15 years

Each year, about 10,000 Singaporeans study and work abroad and many never want to return to a pressure-cooker environment whereby transport is a hassle with frequent break-down and more damagingly [...]

Singaporean PMET relocating to Cambodia and seeking some assistance

Singaporean PMET relocating to Cambodia and seeking some assistance

Hi Gilbert, I came across an article posted on transitioning.org by Daniel in 2012, a Singaporean who relocated to Cambodia, and am curious if you would be able to link me up with him? I am [...]

Single mum struggles with cost of living and worries about roof over her head

Single mum struggles with cost of living and worries about roof over her head

I visited Mdm Siti at her home yesterday morning after her appeal for assistance came a week ago. It was my first foray into the Boon Lay area and it took me almost an hour to reach the place [...]

Roller-coaster employment ride of a PMET in our toxic work environment

Roller-coaster employment ride of a PMET in our toxic work environment

Dear Gilbert & Co. I recently graduated and am stuck in sort of a runt. My first employment where I served a company as a Marketing Executive may be tough and required a lot of OT and [...]

PMET jobless for a year, venturing abroad for work and not coming back

PMET jobless for a year, venturing abroad for work and not coming back

Dear Gilbert, I would like to say thank you and everyone on this site who has contributed a comment. It feels good that someone is listening and there is a tunnel to funnel our thoughts. I [...]

Foreign talent sets up company using EP visa but receives no salary

Foreign talent sets up company using EP visa but receives no salary

I set up a private limited company and hired myself through the company on an EP visa. This visa was approved with a monthly salary I would pay myself. In order to help establish the company [...]

Single, jobless for 6 months and driving taxi as a temporary resort

Single, jobless for 6 months and driving taxi as a temporary resort

Hi Gilbert Firstly with great respect putting yourself on the line for providing volunteer support to the uninitiated employed. As I read about the articles, a lot of the unemployment cases are [...]

Sole breadwinner security guard facing bankruptcy due to $11000 Courts loan

Sole breadwinner security guard facing bankruptcy due to $11000 Courts loan

Hi Gilbert, I’ m at my wit's end. I need your advice on what to do. I don’t have anyone to turn to for help. I”m Ali, age 41 the only breadwinner in the family and working as security guard [...]

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Hi Gilbert My monthly mortgage repayment is about $900. My last job was 3 months ago and my CPF was insufficient. I did not TOP up the cash portion as living cost is just too high. I just [...]

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am writing to you this email seeking advice or probable solutions to my current situation that I am facing. I have just started out about a year and a half ago as a sole [...]

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES GLOBAL TALENT is heavily biased for Caucasians. They don’t even want to look at your CV if you are not white. The MD who is British-Australian from Australia and the regional director from [...]

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Hello All, This is my first post in this forum. I am job hunting for a fitting position in Singapore. I've applied to a lot of positions but I have not gotten any feedback at all. Age: 30 Sex: [...]

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your webpage while looking for employment. Needless to explain, I have been out of job for about a month plus. I am 52 years old and I know it is difficult to be [...]

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Hi Gilbert Hope you remember me. I have seeked your help  before in 2015, now I’m jobless again since Feb 2017 as my company has closed down. SSO is still asking me to wait for the result [...]

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