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Views of A Singapore Migrant In Switzerland

Views of A Singapore Migrant In Switzerland

Desiree says: October 23, 2010 at 2:41 am  This comment appears in the article Singapore ‘average wealth per adult’ owned by less than 20% Rank Country Mean wealth per adult (in [...]

Globalisation – A Bane or Boon For Singaporeans?

Globalisation – A Bane or Boon For Singaporeans?

Globalisation – A Bane Or Boon For Singaporeans? Written By: Gilbert Goh I am glad that Prime Minister Lee Hsien  Loong has finally admitted that he could have done more if he has [...]

Engineer who used to earn $100,000 a year jobless for 20 months

Engineer who used to earn $100,000 a year jobless for 20 months

We recently conducted an email interview with a jobless engineer and here is his reply:- How long were you jobless? I have been jobless for 20 months as of Oct 2010. What is your past [...]

Singapore’s ill-thought population policy

Singapore’s ill-thought population policy

Singapore’s ill-thought population policy Furry Brown Dog Written by defennder, December 16, 2009 at 11:16 pm Acknowledgements: This post would not have been possible if weren’t for [...]

Striking a balance in Australia’s immigration future

Striking a balance in Australia’s immigration future

Striking a balance in Australia's immigration future Pallavi Jain, Sydney Morning Herald October 20, 2010 German chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken the unspeakable. In a brutally honest [...]

Jobless Female Senior IT Manager Considers Leaving Singapore For Australia To Find Work

Jobless Female Senior IT Manager Considers Leaving Singapore For Australia To Find Work

Hi Gilbert, I used to work as  a senior IT manager and  has been looking for employment for the past two years. I was laid off  because of factory closure and have faced tremendous [...]

Lamentations of a jobless blogger – my world is collapsing

Lamentations of a jobless blogger – my world is collapsing

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 My World Is Collapsing http://pkweksh.blogspot.com/ (reproduced with permission) Some days my world within seems collapsing... or near collapsed I have to be Lucky, [...]

Jobseeker Account Of A Day At The Job Fair

Jobseeker Account Of A Day At The Job Fair

A New Awakening Written by: Shafie Posted: 10/06/2010 by wheresmymanual in My Journal (reproduced with permission) I was at a job fair recently. I have a better idea of   the job market  [...]

Buried Alive: Managing the PTSD Threat in Chilean Miners

Buried Alive: Managing the PTSD Threat in Chilean Miners

From Medscape Medical News Buried Alive: Managing the PTSD Threat in Chilean Miners Ron Zimmerman October 13, 2010 — Buried alive. A horrific experience that could radically shake even the most [...]

Female reader with a masters engineering degree still jobless

Female reader with a masters engineering degree still jobless

Hi Gilbert,  Thank you very much for setting up transitioning.org website. It has been a great support to me whenever I feel depressed while searching for a job.  I'm Deborah (not her real [...]

A Human Resource Perspective On The PMET Tin Collector

A Human Resource Perspective On The PMET Tin Collector

Posted by Jeffrey: October 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm This comment appeared in  the article “Jobless PMET collects tin cans to survive” I do not believe Singaporean employers are practising [...]

PMET frustrated at unfair dismissal at work

PMET frustrated at unfair dismissal at work

Dear Mr Goh, I am going to be out of job soon and this  has being the lowest point of my working career. Let me elaborate further.   My current employer terminates my employment contract and [...]

Migrating To Australia? Mind the gap between skills and jobs

Migrating To Australia? Mind the gap between skills and jobs

Mind the gap between skills and jobs October 14, 2010 Training programs must match future demand, write Lucy Battersby and Mathew Murphy.  Sydney Morning Herald A failure to match [...]

Jobless PMET Collects Tin Cans To Survive

Jobless PMET Collects Tin Cans To Survive

We recently asked a jobless PMET reader – Shafie - about  his tin collection experience and his views on working abroad in Middle East. Below are his replies: Question: How many tin cans do [...]

Retrenched PMET anxious for the future

Retrenched PMET anxious for the future

Hi Gilbert, I'm in my mid 40s, married with kids  and  work at a  MNC for  many  years as a professional. I was retrenched recently and was  told that  my last day will be in the early [...]

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