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Local Gen Y female graduate wants to stay single and emigrate to Australia

Local Gen Y female graduate wants to stay single and emigrate to Australia

Transitioning (T):  Being someone from the Gen Y group, do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as both the babyboomers and Gen X have already gained a strong foothold in senior [...]

Overseas-trained female engineer treated like an admin asst in her company

Overseas-trained female engineer treated like an admin asst in her company

Dear Gilbert I came across your website last year and finally decided to confide to you my problems. Hopefully you will be able to be a listening ear and provide me with career [...]

Local entrepreneur favours mass importation of foreigners to resolve birth rate issue

Local entrepreneur favours mass importation of foreigners to resolve birth rate issue

The government has decided to bring in 20,000 new citizen  immigrants yearly to boost up our low birth rate. We are priviledged to have someone from the F & B industry to respond to our online [...]

Local PMET: I want a cheaper, better and faster government too!

Local PMET: I want a cheaper, better and faster government too!

Hi Gilbert I read one of your articles on employers' perspective of hiring locals vs foreigners.  To a good extent, I agree with some of the statements posted by employers that local workers [...]

Jobless PMET now owns a small engineering firm reaching out to fellow jobless Singaporeans

Jobless PMET now owns a small engineering firm reaching out to fellow jobless Singaporeans

Dear Gilbert,  I chanced upon your site when I was out of job on 16th April 2012 (1 day short notice). Like many unemployed Singaporeans out there, I experienced the same emotional [...]

Are foreigners better workers than our locals?

Are foreigners better workers than our locals?

  I just don't like it and I don't know why...maybe I am being too patriotic here. How some local employers could slam our own local workers blatantly for being soft and whimpy even [...]

Mid 30s Diploma Holder Jobless for Ten Years – Why?

Mid 30s Diploma Holder Jobless for Ten Years – Why?

  Hi Gilbert, I found your website recently. and I think it is informative. I have some doubts,  if possible please give me some advice. It is a bit long winded though, and I [...]

Ousted relief teacher in her 50s now working for $5/hour at 7-Eleven

Ousted relief teacher in her 50s now working for $5/hour at 7-Eleven

  Hi Gilbert   I am Ann here. I only realised the existence of such a support group through the yahoo news.   I would definitely join in the recent event had I known earlier!   I was  [...]

51-year-old jobless graduate who earned $4000/month before contemplating becoming a security guard

51-year-old jobless graduate who earned $4000/month before contemplating becoming a security guard

    Dear Gilbert,   I am  51 years old,an unemployed male Singaporean holding a degree in Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature.   I made a serious error of judgment in [...]

Filipino-only discriminatory advertisement from Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd

Filipino-only discriminatory advertisement from Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd

  Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd.   Hardware Engineer     JOB DUTIES• Responsible for the development and support of the electronics hardware used in [...]

Public forum on Minimum Wages – for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) at 2.30pm

Public forum on Minimum Wages – for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) at 2.30pm

  Transitioning will be organising a public forum on Minimum Wages - for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The venue will be at National Volunteer & [...]

Singaporean couple migrating to New Zealand for better work life balance

Singaporean couple migrating to New Zealand for better work life balance

We continue our online interview series on  Singaporeans residing abroad. As many as 190,000 Singaporeans now work and study overseas and in this particular interview, we feature someone who has [...]

Local textile company prefers to hire foreigners over local workers. Why?

Local textile company prefers to hire foreigners over local workers. Why?

  Hi Gilbert,   I have to say you are doing a very noble thing to help fellow jobless Singaporeans to get a job.   It is not because Singapore employer likes to employ foreign workers, but [...]

7 Lessons Learned from Hougang By-election

7 Lessons Learned from Hougang By-election

I was glad that the Hougang by-election was over and of course predictably Workers' Party won that controversial seat despite the bad publicity that Yaw Shin Leong has created for the party. In [...]

Jobless 39-year-old NTU Engineer: Worked 5 Months As PT Librarian At $4/hour

Jobless 39-year-old NTU Engineer: Worked 5 Months As PT Librarian At $4/hour

Hi Gilbert,   I came across your article on hardwarezone forum today....the one on Thomas who is doing a $1.6k technician job despite  having a NTU degree.   First of all, kudos to you for [...]

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