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50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

Dear Friends, Our government is trying to bring in at least 20,000 new citizens each year in the hope of arresting the low birth rate issue.  Transitioning is carrying out a qualitative survey [...]

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

  Since I landed in Sydney about five days ago via a Scoot flight, I have been bombarded  with emails asking me about migration to down under. Some friends have even checked with me [...]

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

27-year-old jobless lady with masters in solar engineering received only 2 interviews out of 40 job applications

  Hi Gilbert,  Thank you very much for setting up transitioning.org website. It has been a great support to me when I feel depressed about looking for a job.  I'm Aileen, 27 currently a [...]

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Indonesian permanent resident gave up CSM $4100 salary to enter banking industry

Hi Gilbert, I have just come across your website today and I found some of the posts to be an eye opener. Keep up the good work! I am interested to read your book so it would be great if you [...]

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Hi  Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months ago, I have been a regular reader. Ya I  know, some stories are really scary and  as of now I'm pretty unnerved as [...]

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

  Dear Friends,   I have just flew into Sydney amidst a cold wintry afternoon after sitting alright for 7  1/2 hours via a Scoot flight from  2am to 10am. Sydney is two hours ahead of [...]

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Transitioning (T): Thanks Lynn for allowing us to interview you regarding your social entrepreneur projects, can you tell us if this is your first business venture? Lynn (L): This is my first [...]

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

  Hi Gilbert,   I chanced upon your website while I was surfing the net to hope to find a solution to my problem.   My husband and I  have been dating since we were 18 and we got married [...]

Stay at home dad – are we ready?

Stay at home dad – are we ready?

  I saw Jeffrey again this week and never failed to recognise the lethargy displayed on his face. I always thought that he is older than me slightly and was shocked to realise that our [...]

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online  Shirley and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Shirley (S): I am 28 years old, [...]

Top five revenue churners in Singapore

Top five revenue churners in Singapore

Singapore has been noted for introducing innovative ideas to collect great billion-dollar revenues ranging from foreign worker levies to land sales to purchase of motor vehicles (See IRAS annual [...]

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

We continue our online survey for local PMETs who are currently jobless and looking for work. I must say that it’s an employer’s market out there right now as companies are flushed with manpower [...]

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 pm  by kgpp Hi, guys. I am here to seek advice on  how to address my issue. I have a contract with a foreign company to provide business consultancy service. I [...]

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

  I was shocked to receive a bill of $69 when I consulted a General Practitioner (GP) recently at Punggol Field Blk 168 - Punggol Family Clinic for coughing.   My coughing has been most [...]

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

  From: MOM FMMD CR (MOM) To: xxxxx Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:37 PM Subject: RE: MOMCC Email Escalation - Incident IM0569728 Dear xxxxx,                  Thank you [...]

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