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Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Latest: Mr Fernandez has just found a part-time job in Jurong - congrats! We wish him the best in everything - Gilbert. To The Honorable Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien [...]

Tightening measures have little impact as Employment Pass applications surged 25.7 percent in 2011

Tightening measures have little impact as Employment Pass applications surged 25.7 percent in 2011

Singapore company registration specialists, Rikvin, has observed a 25.7% increase in the number of Singapore work visa applications between 2010 and 2011, in spite of higher requirements effected in [...]

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

  I am a Singaporean, age 27, who went for an interview at  a local healthcare setting for the position of podiatry assistant. I have 3 years of work experience in a healthcare setting  and  [...]

Ministerial pay cut – a desperate vote-buying measure by our PM?

Ministerial pay cut – a desperate vote-buying measure by our PM?

The proposed ministerial pay cut was both deep and painful – catching many Singaporeans by surprise. Personally, I have never imagine the cut to be more than 20% so I was pleasantly taken [...]

Recruitor whistle blew on malpractices of MNC Recruitment Firm

Recruitor whistle blew on malpractices of MNC Recruitment Firm

Thank you  A  for responding to our whistle blowing questionnaire on the malpractices of errant companies:- 1. First of all, thanks for being so brave to whistle blow on your company’s errant [...]

Advertisement on gumtree.sg: “Civil engineer required – salary only $1100!”

Advertisement on gumtree.sg: “Civil engineer required – salary only $1100!”

A recruitor  has advertised on Gumtree.sg for the position of civil engineer with a quoted pay of only $1100 per month. He is also required to have five years experience in civil structural [...]

Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

  Singapore's rule of law in tatters  by Veritas     Singapore's court and AG have been increasingly unable to be impartial, especially during the past few years. It seems [...]

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Dear Gilbert, I am really glad to see your blog. I m a divorcee with 2 kids.  I initiated the divorce and  many others felt that I deserved what I experienced now.  Even my siblings won't [...]

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Leo has recently touched down in Melbourne on New Year's eve and left behind his family and friends to start afresh in a foreign place. Below is his response to our questionaire on why he decides to [...]

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Local PMET Unhappy With Errant Foreign Employer

Hi Gilbert,   I have chanced upon your website and have decided to relate my employment plight with a foreign employer based in Singapore. I am not using my real identity or revealing any [...]

Retirement in Canada – Personal Experience from A Local Singaporean

Retirement in Canada – Personal Experience from A Local Singaporean

 Prior to my retirement, I was rather apprehensive as most stories I have heard about retirement were depressing, i.e. inadequate retirement fund,  raising health care cost, being subjected to the [...]

S’pore grads not good enough? Recruitment ad targets foreign uni grads

S’pore grads not good enough? Recruitment ad targets foreign uni grads

STOMPer J. Lee was irked by a recruitment email for jobs in Singapore, sent out by what appears to be a local firm, that apparently targets only graduates from foreign universities. Says the [...]

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Jobless master degree in engineering PMET struggling with unemployment

Hi Mr Goh, Sure, I can share my problems  and I think by sharing, it will make me feel better. And if there is someone who can help me or hear me out,  it would be even better. Not sure how [...]

Words can kill or heal a nation…

Words can kill or heal a nation…

1. Ex-President Nathan - a position that paid $4 million a year which many Singaporeans felt is excessive and it's role merely symbolic. Mr Nathan  is also seen as non-independent when he easily [...]

World’s biggest gambler bets more than A$1 billion yearly

World’s biggest gambler bets more than A$1 billion yearly

Brendan Cormick and Cameron Stewart From: The Australian December 24, 2011 12:00AM AUSTRALIA'S biggest gambler, a reclusive maths wiz who bets more than $1 billion each year, is being [...]

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