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Dr Vincent Wijeysingha speaking on forum at Quality Hotel on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha speaking on forum at Quality Hotel on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm

  Dear Friends,   The  forum is now confirmed as we are encouraged by your warm response and it will be held on 10 Sep (Sat) at 2.30pm at Quality Hotel - Balestier. It will last for 2 1/2 [...]

Career Switch: Email interview with a PMET who switched to driving taxi

Career Switch: Email interview with a PMET who switched to driving taxi

Thousands of Singaporeans each year switch careers – more out of necessity than choice.  We will be running a series of online interviews with our displaced PMETs who have transcended successfully [...]

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Man with maintenance default of $20,900: “Should I die or go to jail?”

Hi Gilbert, My ex wife is from  PRC and we were married for less than 4 years before the marriage ran aground. The end of the marriage also was the start of a financial nightmare for me. Let [...]

How Can We Help Fellow Singaporeans When the Financial Crisis Worsens?

How Can We Help Fellow Singaporeans When the Financial Crisis Worsens?

  I could not help feeling nervous when I saw how the global stock markets took a battering last week. I was in China for a month and my recent two-week returned stay here has been anything but [...]

Participant at Third Singaporeans’ First! Event: Lessons I learned During My Joblessness

Participant at Third Singaporeans’ First! Event: Lessons I learned During My Joblessness

Hi Gilbert,   From the event at Hong Lim Park today I see that you are still going on strong for transitioning.org. It's heartening to see someone doing so much for unemployed or job-distressed [...]

Email Interview with a Disenchanted PMET – Jobless Since Mar 2008

Email Interview with a Disenchanted PMET – Jobless Since Mar 2008

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Christine and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Bachelor’s degree in Business [...]

Presidential Hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian Speaking at Third Singaporeans’ First! Event at Speakers’ Corner on 13 Aug (Sat) at 5pm

Presidential Hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian Speaking at Third Singaporeans’ First! Event at Speakers’ Corner on 13 Aug (Sat) at 5pm

NB: Presidential hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian will be speaking at  this event. Happy 46th birthday Singapore! Transitioning.org will be conducting its third Singaporeans'  First! event at [...]

Email Interview with jobless Indian PMET with masters degree

Email Interview with jobless Indian PMET with masters degree

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Subramaniam (not his real name) and can you provide us with some background information about  yourself? I am a Singaporean aged [...]

Why Singaporeans are peeved by Presidential Candidate Tony Tan’s son national service fiasco

Why Singaporeans are peeved by Presidential Candidate Tony Tan’s son national service fiasco

In a  show of online solidarity, Singaporean netizens have displayed  unity to mount a national enquiry  on Presidential candidate Tony Tan’s son, Dr Patrick Tan, national service fiasco. Led [...]

How to survive in China – a practical business experience

How to survive in China – a practical business experience

PS:- Thanks all for posting birthday greetings on my facebook page - I saw them on my yahoo mail from facebook reminder. I can't post anything on my facebook page as I am still in China and facebook [...]

Under employed PMET: “These past few years have really been hard on us.”

Under employed PMET: “These past few years have really been hard on us.”

Dear Gilbert I stumbled on transitioning.org only today. Didn’t know there's  a support group for unemployed citizens like me! It’s a good thing what you’re doing here and I thank you for [...]

Why Many Singaporeans Are Irked By Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Remark on Foreign Talents

Why Many Singaporeans Are Irked By Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s Remark on Foreign Talents

Frankly, I was slightly surprised at the strong reaction of Singaporeans towards Mr Lee Kuan Yew's comment on the issue of foreign talents: "Foreign talent allows Singaporeans to punch above its [...]

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

Wuhan Update – “Your putong hua is not bad!”

I took a deserved rest today after working flat out for the past few days. However,  I will be seeing someone tomorrow (Sunday) but it will be more relaxed than normal as the business session [...]

How working abroad has toughened me up…

How working abroad has toughened me up…

I couldn't help but wondered whether  there will be a place that is warmer and more humid than Singapore until I came to Wuhan, China on a sunny summer afternoon yesterday. I am glad to represent [...]

Young PMET Lady in MICE Industry Concerned About Work Life Balance

Young PMET Lady in MICE Industry Concerned About Work Life Balance

Hello Gilbert I chanced upon your website and thought your team could shed some light onto my situation. Unlike others who have sought advice from you, I'm neither unemployed nor depressed, but [...]

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