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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 [...]

Singapore ‘average wealth per adult’ owned by less than 20%

Singapore ‘average wealth per adult’ owned by less than 20%

Singapore ‘average wealth per adult’ owned by less than 20% Blowin' In The Wind (reproduced with permission)  Posted: 10 Oct 2010 04:21 AM PDT  The Global Wealth Report 2010 by Credit [...]

Jobless Ex-RSAF Flight Warrant Officer Sold House to Survive

Jobless Ex-RSAF Flight Warrant Officer Sold House to Survive

Posted by: Danny Joshua – Employ Singaporeans First! Online Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?Employed&1 “This is a very interesting country!  I started my [...]

Reader seeking advice on retrenchment

Reader seeking advice on retrenchment

  Dear Gilbert  I was advised today that my position will be eliminated tomorrow.  Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you,   Franklin  *******************  Dear [...]

Reader devastated after job rejection

Reader devastated after job rejection

Hi Gilbert, Came across your  site after typing in 'job rejection' through google. I guess you're no stranger to this topic. Let me elaborate abit about my current situation. I  worked with [...]

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars!

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars!

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars! Posted: 07/22/2010 by wheresmymanual in My Journal (reprinted with permission) The recent heavy rains have really affected my aluminum can [...]

Singaporeans can also be foreign talent

Singaporeans can also be foreign talent

Chinese chef at work in Qatar   Many of us thought that one can be an expatriate only if he  is highly educated, highly specialised or highly connected. That's true for most expatriate postings [...]

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective Furry Brown Dog  Written by defennder August 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm Supporters of the ruling party and status quo are fond of citing [...]

MM Lee Reads Poem To His Wife

MM Lee Reads Poem To His Wife

  Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, wife of Minister Mentor, has passed away at age 89. The Saturday Profile Days of Reflection for Man Who Defined Singapore By SETH MYDANS Published: September 10, [...]

Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor

Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor

    Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor Edvantage | Mon Sep 27 2010 She cut her working hours in half but is now earning more than double her original monthly salary. Is giving tuition [...]

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