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S-Pass Whistle blower: Errant unethical practices of local employment agency

S-Pass Whistle blower: Errant unethical practices of local employment agency

I have decided to come Singapore to work  so that I can earn a good income to support my family back home. I contacted a Singapore employment agency and they found me  suitable for their [...]

Lone local graduate struggling in a sea of foreign workers in her SME

Lone local graduate struggling in a sea of foreign workers in her SME

 Hi Gilbert, e0D Haven't spoken to you for quite some time. How are you?  For me, I have been working with my foreign colleagues for nearly two months. I have also lunched with them. It [...]

Political reason why our government insists on 24 months of lengthy compulsory conscription?

Political reason why our government insists on  24 months of lengthy compulsory conscription?

Singapore now has the distinguished reputation of having one of the longest conscription period for its' male citizens - 24 months. We are also  one of the few countries in the world that still [...]

Sundown Half Marathon on 26 May: Running for the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans

Sundown Half Marathon on 26 May: Running for the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans

   I will be running this Saturday's Sundown half marathon - flag-off at 12.30am at Nicoll Highway MRT station open field. I ran last year's Sundown half marathon but came in with a [...]

Five months ago: $60, 000/year NTU engineer, now: $1600/month technician contract job

Five months ago: $60, 000/year NTU engineer, now: $1600/month technician contract job

Thomas came in to see me all perspiring after visiting Caliberlink at Brash Basah Road two hours earlier. He also has to return to work at 2.15pm for the second shift of his 3-month-old technician [...]

NUS Arts Graduate Ambivalent About Career In Insurance Sales

NUS Arts Graduate Ambivalent About Career In Insurance Sales

Hi Gilbert Thanks for your time. I'm glad that there's a place - transitioning.org for the unemployed to get support during this dire period. It's a fantastic and noble project you've [...]

Singaporean in Beijing: How communist China treats their elderly better than us

Singaporean in Beijing: How communist China treats their elderly better than us

Hi Gilbert, Just came back from China I spent a few days recently touring the city of Beijing in China, and have some interesting observations to make. On the whole, the city seems to be [...]

Nationwide F & B May boycott update – what’s next?

Nationwide F & B May boycott update – what’s next?

The nationwide F & B boycott has entered into the thid week and I am glad that many Singaporeans have joined me in this Singaporean First movement event. We are also heartened that some [...]

Online interview on bringing in 20,000 new citizens/year to address failing birth rate

Online interview on bringing in 20,000 new citizens/year to address failing birth rate

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

Dilemma of our young jobless educated PMETs

Dilemma of our young jobless educated PMETs

Hi Gilbert, As an IT personnel, we have  the luxury (beside HR) to speak to everyone in the company. While speaking to a Filipino colleague why she chose to  engage two other Filipinos, she [...]

Singaporean senior engineer at UGL Services sacked by American boss and ostracised by Filipino technicians

Singaporean senior engineer at UGL Services sacked by American boss and ostracised by Filipino technicians

  Mr Fadil was happy when he managed to secure a senior engineer position at a MNC - UGL Services Premas Operations  Ltd late last year. He was the engineer in charge of facility management [...]

Three Members in Transition Found Jobs And Started Work Today!

Three Members in Transition Found Jobs And Started  Work Today!

Transitioning wants to congratulate three of our readers who have found jobs recently and started work today. Most of them are in their late twenties to early thirties and  jobless for about six [...]

Happy Mother’s Day to my 82-year-old mum – despite her stroke and mental condition

Happy Mother’s Day to my 82-year-old mum – despite her stroke and mental condition

Happy Mother's Day to my mum! Only if  she is able to read this blog... My mum is already 82 years young and it seems like she is getting more cheerful as the days go by - despite her stroke and [...]

Singapore for better or worse – one year after GE 2011

Singapore for better or worse – one year after GE 2011

This month marked the first year after  the watershed GE 2011 and it seemed like yesterday that we were up shaking hands with residents at Tampines NSP GRC during our rigorous [...]

Whistle blower: “Only one out of twenty who completed WDA-funded logistics course managed to get an internship attachment!”

Whistle blower: “Only one out of twenty who completed WDA-funded logistics course managed to get an internship attachment!”

In 2007, after I was retrenched from my managerial  position, I decided to seek assistance from CDC who later referred me to WDA for some upgrading courses. Upgrading was a big word then and [...]

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