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What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

After hearing the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech a few days ago, I couldn't help wondering what actually is our Singapore's dream and success story? Though the Prime Minister  has [...]

Probe into ‘abuse’ of Pinoy OJTs in S’pore sought

Probe into ‘abuse’ of Pinoy OJTs in S’pore sought

  The following is extracted from a Pinoy abroad website and detailed the exploitative work conditions of Filipinos here for a on-job-training (OJT) scheme with our F & B [...]

Generation Y PMET’s reaction to NDP speech: “I rather be a second class migrant abroad, at least I have a job and minimum wage.”

Generation Y PMET’s reaction to NDP speech: “I rather be a second class migrant abroad, at least I have a job and minimum wage.”

  Hi Gilbert   How are you doing?   Today I met up with a young new friend. She is only 22 years old.   I accompanied her to a church service, I know she needs someone.   I am happy [...]

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

As everyone is still talking about the over-hyped mum who called the police when a teacher was too finger-itchy and snapped off the hair of a boy in a primary school, my concern is why are schools so [...]

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

I just don't get it... Why do local employers keep talking down on our own local workers? Besides being accused of laziness, local workers are also choosy, don't turn up for interviews and [...]

Young professional Malay couple wants to migrate for greener pastures

Young professional Malay couple wants to migrate for greener pastures

Hi Gilbert,  A very good morning to you and hope that you're in the best of health. After going through your website at www.transitioning.org and reading the stories shared by others, my wife and I [...]

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

A woman PMET recently emailed me saying that she has tendered her resignation as a administrator after working for less than two months. She informed me that since day one of her job, she hardly [...]

SME employer from construction sector looking for local civil/structural engineers

SME employer from construction sector looking for local civil/structural engineers

Dear Gilbert, I am looking for engineers with experience in the construction sector. We should be able to help take in a few of these jobless engineering people provided they have the relevant [...]

Interview with jobless 37-year-old lady PMET found employers too age-sensitive

Interview with jobless 37-year-old lady PMET found employers too age-sensitive

  Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks Jen for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself?  Jen (J): I am 37 years old. Have been [...]

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

I was heartened to hear that the Prime Minister is launching a review of major policies and that no stones will be left unturned  in a fresh bid to revive the ruling party's political [...]

Young Female PMET Struggling with Work Stress and Depression

Young Female PMET Struggling with Work Stress and Depression

Hi Gilbert I am very glad to come across your website  and see a local Singaporean reaching out to the rest in need. Your website is very informative and like many i like to ask for [...]

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

Singaporeans continued  to be grabbled with Mr Lee Kuan Yew's threat of the country being overtaken by foreign new citizens in the future unless more of our population starts to marry and have [...]

Online Interview with jobless breadwinner: “Nothing is certain in life and one has to get prepared for everything.”

Online Interview with jobless breadwinner: “Nothing is certain in life and one has to get prepared for everything.”

We continued our online interview series for those who are jobless. Today, we featured Daniel, a 41-year-old married PMET with a MBA. He has 18 years of work experience but couldn't find a job after [...]

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

As Singapore is still in a celebrative mood on our 47th National Day, ex-Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew threw in a dampener last Saturday as he spoke to his constituents at Tg Pagar GRC NDP dinner [...]

Lady Malay PMET resigned from government sector due to racial discrimination

Lady Malay PMET resigned from government sector due to racial discrimination

Hi Gilbert,  I don't know whether this is considered as counselling but I am lost, and I need some opinions and advice.   This morning, I read your article  on how Malay Singaporeans are [...]

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