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SIM graduate jobless for 6 months but recently found work in the banking sector

SIM graduate jobless for 6 months but recently found work in the banking sector

Hi Gilbert, I am a recent graduate from SIM University. Ever since, my last exam paper ended in May I have been actively looking for job and sending out many resumes to the banking and [...]

Indian national offers $5500/month as service delivery manager and checking on relocation procedures

Indian national offers $5500/month as service delivery manager and checking on relocation procedures

by shaunikwadhawan » Wed, 04 Jan 2017 8:56 pm Hello FM's. Happy New Year 2017 !! I have been offered a role of service delivery manager in Singapore through a recruiting agency. They are [...]

Crane operator at V3 Construction serves one month’s notice but not paid full salary of $5000

Crane operator at V3 Construction serves one month’s notice but not paid full salary of $5000

Dear Mr Gilbert, I am at my wit's end and I hope writing to you and sharing my story will help provide my hubby some hope to fight for his right as an employee. Previously, my husband has [...]

Millennial unhappy with our pro-foreigner economy that benefits not the locals

Millennial unhappy with our pro-foreigner economy that benefits not the locals

Dear Gilbert I went to check my CPF statements today to see how much interest I have accrued for the past year and I realised that after 2.5 years of working, I have around $30k in my CPF OA and [...]

Victim lost $13000 in Cuffz Holdings scam investment

Victim lost $13000 in Cuffz Holdings scam investment

Hi, I am one of the victim of the said company scammed target and I lost $13k SGD. I saw your post online gathering victims. I understand the police's stand of classifying the matter under [...]

Jobless overseas PMET finally found work and contributing back to society

Jobless overseas PMET finally found work and contributing back to society

Hi Gilbert I came across your website, I am impressed for what you have done. Let me briefly introduce myself, I am Jackson Phua, been away for many years, back to Singapore about 3 years ago, [...]

Foreigner came with high hopes but now jobless, homeless and no money

Foreigner came with high hopes but now jobless, homeless and no money

Dear Gilbert, I came to Singapore with high hopes of securing a job with decent salary, however as the in-take date has been delayed for 2 months, I was left with no income. My family in [...]

Human resource lead mocks at Singaporeans unhappy with hiring of Taiwanese Certis security

Human resource lead mocks at Singaporeans unhappy with hiring of Taiwanese Certis security

12 hours for 6 days a week, for $2700... Wow didn't know nowadays such pay is attractive enough for Singaporeans already, oh wait must throw in free logding too then locals will be attracted.. my [...]

Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am [...]

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

I used to work at Aetos...first day of work was at Woodlands and got activated to do 8-hour duty after finishing "orientation lesson". After that continued for 16 hours, person who is taking over [...]

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

Hi Gilbert, I graduated in 2009 from UniSIM. Since then, I have been in 3 different jobs, each lasting about 1 year plus to 2 years. Each job ended in retrenchment, and now my resume looks [...]

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website and I would like to let you know that your efforts on the site is truly noble and humane.  Your site's "Blacklisted Companies" come in really handy, [...]

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and would like to express my thoughts with you. Something about myself: I graduated from a local university 2 years back and started working with the [...]

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

From: XXXXX To: CHAN_Yirong@hdb.gov.sg Cc: Hi HDB, I have been homeless since the beginning of 2016 and attempted suicide a couple of times but unfortunately I did not die. Yes my parents [...]

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Hi Mr Gilbert I hope you are in good health. My purpose in writing to you is to ask whether you can help with my 4-year-old son's first payment of school fees which is $450. I enrolled him for [...]

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