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Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Local PMET used to earn $15,000/month now struggling as a cab driver and selling 5-room flat to settle debts

Dear Dr. Lam (PAP MP) I, Mike Yeo, stand before you at my wits end. I used to be a Regional Marketing / Sales and Training Manager for a pharmaceutical company and it was effectively a Regional [...]

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Appeal to PMO to look into workplace discrimination at ANZ bank

Dear Mr Lee Hiseh Loong and Mr Teo Chee Hean, First of all, I’ll like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ll like to apologies for sending this long and boring email [...]

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

52-year-old Malay retrenched safety co-ordinator struggling with prolonged unemployment

I am a 52-year-old unemployed of a Malay race. I have been unemployed for 1 year plus and the help I received so far is from the CDC. I got retrenched from the position of safety coordinator I [...]

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

IT professional out of work for 6 months and recently found work with new local job portal

Hi Gilbert, I am a IT professional who has been unemployed for 6 months. Initially I thought with the government launching the job portal. I will get a better chance in finding a better job [...]

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

51-year-old PMET lost his job as hiring manager and reflecting on the age-bias hiring criterion

Hi Gilbert I am a 51-year-old PME who  just got retrenched from my hiring manager position. There are some things I would like to share here. As a hiring manager, my role is to employ people [...]

65-year-old PME struggles on $500/month CPF withdrawal and looking for work opportunities

65-year-old PME struggles on $500/month CPF withdrawal and looking for work opportunities

Thanks for allowing us to interview you, can you please introduce abit of yourself to us first? At 65 now I feel that I am the man of the house so I am considered the breadwinner and therefore [...]

Singaporean PMET unfairly dismissed by Filipino superior and has to leave within 1/2 hour

Singaporean PMET unfairly dismissed by Filipino superior and has to leave within 1/2 hour

Gilbert, Thanks for the support and guidance you have given to fellow Singaporeans on their job problems. I am also facing a very bad experience recently on my job  and decided to write this [...]

50-year-old graduate PME unemployed for 15 months and feeling ashamed

50-year-old graduate PME unemployed for 15 months and feeling ashamed

I am a 50-year-old PME who has been unemployed for a year and 3 months. I used to word as a manager in an MNC in Singapore. I resigned from my job due to the stress I faced at work which was [...]

Is SIA practising Singaporean-first policy in their pilot hiring criterion?

Is SIA practising Singaporean-first policy in their pilot hiring criterion?

Dear Gilbert I refer to two articles posted on your website  "insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots" and "letter of appeal to Prime Minister's office for the job security [...]

Malay woman terminated by Alatas Singapore after working for 3 weeks due to pregnancy

Malay woman terminated by Alatas Singapore after working for 3 weeks due to pregnancy

Dear Sir / Madam, I would like to bring up this matter to your attention. I was just employed by this company last month on the 10th of Nov 2014 as a Receptionist cum Admin Assistant under the [...]

Insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots?

Insufficient employment protection for local commercial pilots?

My heart sank last month when I learnt in the news of the missing Singaporean pilot, Mr Lua Boon Huan, in Indonesia. I am immensely sympathetic to his family and am very worried about him, because I [...]

Local PMET thinking of suicide due to $16,800 amount owed for WSQ bond disruption

Local PMET thinking of suicide due to $16,800 amount owed for WSQ bond disruption

Dear Mr Teo Ser Luck, Good morning sir, I am sorry to disturb you at this hour.  My name is  Simon and I am one of your resident's in the Pungool Central Constituency. I am currently staying [...]

Letter of appeal to Prime Minister’s Office for the job security of SIA pilots

Letter of appeal to Prime Minister’s Office for the job security of SIA pilots

Letter of Appeal Dear Sir, Over the past one year I have written numerous letters to you but this one that I am going to write is the one that weighs very heavily on my heart, and I do believe on [...]

Lady PMET frustrated over owed salary to agency for failure to complete four months of contract work

Lady PMET frustrated over owed salary to agency for failure to complete four months of contract work

Hi Gilbert, I stumbled upon your website while searching the Internet for answers to my problem. I hope you might be able to offer me some help here. I recently found a job as a Senior HR [...]

Singaporean Malay PMET feeling desperate due to unpaid salary one month after serving notice

Singaporean Malay PMET feeling desperate due to unpaid salary one month after serving notice

  Hi Gilbert, Thanks for helping fellow Singaporeans struggling with employment issues. My name is Musa, a Singaporean from Tampines. I have recently left my ex-employer, as an [...]

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