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Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Married woman struggling with husband’s debts and wanted to jump off building with kids

Hi Gilbert, Please find the attached resume for clarification. As for my life story, I have gone through many hardships. My parents died when I was young. I struggled to reach where I am now but after marriage, the whole world shattered [...]

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

25-year-old fresh NUS graduate lands helpdesk engineer position with $2300 salary

Hi, I am currently living in the central district with my mum and dad. My hobbies include cycling, photography, working out in the gym, using the computer and reading. I recently graduated from a local university, and prior to this a [...]

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

32-year-old chemist settled work dispute with employer at labour court

Hi Gilbert, I am a 32-year-old engineer with a chemistry degree and 6 years experience in the chemical industry. Recently, I left a stable job in an MNC to join a small start-up as a chemical engineer. However the job scope was that of of a [...]

Depressed lady PMET asked to leave after taking 4-day MC and not paid her commissions by Indian company

Depressed lady PMET asked to leave after taking 4-day MC and not paid her commissions by Indian company

Hi Gilbert, I worked for a private company as a business development executive for about 6 months coming to 7 months. My job scope is to bring in contracts for the company, regardless of ad-hoc or yearly contract. I have so far brought in five [...]

$7.50/hour pay for 51-year-old office manager job in a recruitment agency

$7.50/hour pay for 51-year-old office manager job in a recruitment agency

Dear Gilbert, This is Jean. I am 51 this year. It has been very tough for me to get a job. I resigned from my job last Monday 24 March as an office manager. I was paid $7.50 an hour in a recruitment agency (not for domestic helpers.) I [...]

Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Contract jobs for Singaporeans, permanent jobs for foreigners!

Hi Gilbert Not sure if anyone has shared with you about recruitment agency charging high monthly administrative charges from their contracted staff. I could not find a permanent job in the job markets since...crossing the age of 35. Plus most [...]

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Singaporean breadwinner contract not renewed by Japanese supervisor at DHL and replaced by a Malaysian

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well and fine. I will start off with a short introduction of myself. My name is Linda and I am a contract staff with DHL. I started off well with DHL as a LCSC call agent. After 3 months, my [...]

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

Appeal for waiver of $76,000 bond payment for failing teaching course from Minister of education Mr Heng Swee Kiat

To: Mr Heng Swee Kiat Minister for Education Dear Sir, I am appealing on behalf of Mr Zulfikli, who has written to us regarding MOE's request for his daughter Zafirah Hamizah Bte Zulfikli  to pay back a bond of $76,000 for failing her [...]

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Father fighting against daughter’s $76,000 bond debt to MOE for failing teaching course

Hi Mr Gilbert, So let me share something with you. I hope it will get some attention as it is my own plight with the government. Yes, many would say why bother to sign an agreement when the terms will ultimately go drastically against [...]

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

35-year-old ex-SAF regular finding it tough to adjust after seven years in the force and feeling like a minority

Hi Gilbert, I would like to thank you for your help, especially on your ebook. I'm not sure whether I need coaching. I just want a more realistic picture on the job employment market in Singapore. The figures given by the media and surveys [...]

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Appeal for compensation from AT & T for unfair dismissal for mother of three after returning from maternity leave

Randall L. Stephenson, CEO AT & T Corps Dallas Texas United States Re: Appeal for compensation for unfair dismissal of Singaporean mother of three who was replaced by Indian national after maternity leave at AT & T Singapore Dear Mr [...]

41-year-old single mother living in a rental flat, jobless since May 2013 and feeling depressed

41-year-old single mother living in a rental flat, jobless since May 2013 and feeling depressed

Hi Mr Goh, It took a lot of courage for me to write you this email. A short introduction, I am 41 years old and I have had two failed marriages. I am currently living with my 21-year-old daughter in a one room HDB rental flat. I have a [...]

42-year-old local accountant who earned $75,000 jobless after 17 years due to restructuring

42-year-old local accountant who earned $75,000 jobless after 17 years due to restructuring

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Ivan and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Ivan: I am a 42 year old local graduate, who has 17 years of experience in accounting. I am [...]

Appeal for compensation from Encora Technologies on unfair dismissal for Ms Veron

Appeal for compensation from Encora Technologies on unfair dismissal for Ms Veron

To:- Mr Devaiah A M, CEI Certified Personnel Manager-Business Development Registration No.:R1112099 EA License No.  :11C3382 Encora Technologies Pte Ltd 20 March 2014 Appeal for compensation on unfair dismissal for Ms [...]

36-year-old lady PMET with 3 kids unfairly dismissed by Indian agency Encora Technologies after maternity and replaced by Indian FT

36-year-old lady PMET with 3 kids unfairly dismissed by Indian agency Encora Technologies after maternity and replaced by Indian FT

Hi Gilbert, I was referred to you by a friend - I am currently still unemployed after been unfairly dismissed by a foreign Indian recruitment company after I returned from my maternity. My replacement is my coverer - also another foreign [...]

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