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36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, I am an ardent follower of yours, and have a high amount of respect for what you are doing for the larger good of unemployed and under-employed Singaporeans. I am extremely interested in this Cambodia position for IT Project [...]

Whistleblower: ANZ moves their call centre to Manila and fired hundreds here

Whistleblower: ANZ moves their call centre to Manila and fired hundreds here

- ANZ moved their call centre from Singapore to Manila in 2011 and fired people here. The telesales project had several productivity issues where the Manila agents could not perform as well as the erstwhile Singapore agents. Inspite of that, they [...]

Cotton on group: Complaint against discriminatory job advertisement for manager in training in Singapore

Cotton on group: Complaint against discriminatory job advertisement for manager in training in Singapore

Mr Peter Johnson  CEO Cotton On Group Geelong, Australia Dear Sir We are a Singaporean registered NGO acting for the interests of jobless and under employed Singaporeans. It has came to our attention that there is a discriminatory [...]

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Transitioning: Describe abit about yourself Amy e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Amy: Female Singaporean, 24, Bachelor’s Degree, one year work experience in Sg, another year’s work experience in [...]

Local jobless PMET suicidal and seeking treatment at IMH for depression

Local jobless PMET suicidal and seeking treatment at IMH for depression

Hi Gilbert I am not sure whether you still remember me - I contacted you last year around April, and I have been trying to find a stable job but have been without any luck. I have been doing contract job in 2012 and  thought that my luck [...]

Childcare teacher terminated by private childcare centre after returning from maternity leave

Childcare teacher terminated by private childcare centre after returning from maternity leave

Dear Mr. Gilbert First of all I would like to apologise for my poor command of English. I come to know about you from Facebook and Transitioning.org. We would like to seek for your advice regarding my wife job termination yesterday. My wife [...]

Reader advocating for our jobless PMETs to job search abroad

Reader advocating for our jobless PMETs to job search abroad

Hi Gilbert, My mind was seriously disturbed by the many stories on your blog affecting the local Singaporeans, especially those who have been unemployed for two years but still chose to stay on and try. I read before that the Singaporean [...]

Official complaint to CEO ANZ HQ Mr Michael Smith for possible discriminatory hiring practices at ANZ Singapore

Official complaint to CEO ANZ HQ Mr Michael Smith for possible discriminatory hiring practices at ANZ Singapore

  To: Mr Michael Smith Chief Executive Officer Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ANZ Centre 833 Collins Street Docklands VIC 3008 Australia 14 Nov 2013 Investigation into possible discriminatory hiring practices [...]

New Zealand High Commissioner: Possible discriminatory hiring practices at ANZ bank

New Zealand High Commissioner: Possible discriminatory hiring practices at ANZ bank

High Commissioner Mrs Bernadette Cavanagh New Zealand High Commission One George Street Level 21 – 04 SINGAPORE 049145 Investigation into possible discriminatory hiring practices at ANZ bank Dear Mrs Cavanagh We want to highlight [...]

Whistleblower: Unfairly dismisssed by ANZ bank not once but twice and replaced by foreign talents

Whistleblower: Unfairly dismisssed by ANZ bank not once but twice and replaced by foreign talents

Transitioning has received numerous emails from our PMETs over the years stating that they were unfairly dismissed by their employers. Our weak labour  laws meant that unfairly-dismissed PMETs have nowhere to seek for redress when there is a case [...]

Registry of societies enquiring on our white paper population protests

Registry of societies enquiring on our white paper population protests

7 Oct 2013 Dear Mr Ng Yeow Boon Registrar of Societies Constitution of Transitioning - Unemployment Support Services (TUSS) We refer to your letter dated 29 August of which we only received via email two weeks ago. Thank you also for [...]

Job interview: Singaporean employer badmouthing about local workers

Job interview: Singaporean employer badmouthing about local workers

Dear Gilbert First time posting here just felt like sharing my story with your readers. I have recently went for  an HR position interview. All the while this employer who  says that he is also a Singaporean kept on badmouthing about [...]

TAFEP unable to assist PMET after been replaced by foreign talents at ANZ

TAFEP unable to assist PMET after been replaced by foreign talents at ANZ

From: Alice Teo Alice@tafep.sg Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM Subject: Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices Dear Mr A Please refer to your email sent today. 2. Following your feedback, we had kept your identity [...]

Singaporean PMET just migrated to Brisbane and never look back

Singaporean PMET just migrated to Brisbane and never look back

Thanks for responding to our questionaire John  on emigrating Singaporeans, please describe abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification, work experience. I was last employed by a Bank in Singapore for more than 3 [...]

Former ANZ local employee replaced by foreign talent not once but twice!

Former ANZ local employee replaced by foreign talent not once but twice!

  Former ANZ employee says: October 15, 2013 at 5:33 am (Edit) I would like to report a case of workplace discrimination that I have faced recently at ANZ bank, Singapore. I am a Singapore citizen with about 15 years of experience in the [...]

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