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Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Dear Gilbert, I have followed your website over the years and I greatly admire your kindness and tenacity in providing a service to those who are between jobs.  Your website allows them to vent [...]

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

Dear Mr Gilbert, I hope things are well on your end. I had initially decided not to write in as I thought just reading the articles would have helped. I didn't want to eat into the limited [...]

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Hi Gilbert, Nice to hear from you. I rarely log into this email since it was created just for writing to you but I am glad that you cared to follow up. I actually had a pretty good year in [...]

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Went up to visit Natalie yesterday, a young 26-year-old single mum of two kids, and came away inspired and mostly in awe of her raw optimism and fighting spirit. Looking younger than her age due [...]

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

I visited Jefri yesterday at his 2-bedroom rental flat at Ang Mo Kio and it is a cosy place nicely tucked away at the far end of Singapore. The old rental flat is huge and sometimes it rivals [...]

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Hi Gilbert Thanks for accepting. I read many of your posting about PMET losing their jobs in Singapore. I am not local but I have been a PR for many years in Singapore. With my kids being born [...]

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

We interviewed a local engineer who managed to secure another position out of his scope and with a pay-cut of around 10% but he is grateful. He allows us to conduct a online interview with him [...]

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 [...]

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 sufficient 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 [...]

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