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Alexis Ong: Singaporeans just don’t give a damn

Alexis Ong: Singaporeans just don’t give a damn

  29 November, 2010 - CNNGo.com   What's going on with Singaporeans? What sort of incentive do we need to care about ourselves and the people around us?   Next to prostitution, I’m going [...]

Jobless single mum graduate disappointed with $1500 job offer

Jobless single mum graduate disappointed with $1500 job offer

We published the email exchange involving a jobless single mum graduate who felt disappointed on the low salary  that a local company has offered for a entry level job without first checking [...]

Seven Fundamental Changes Necessary For A Happier Singapore

Seven Fundamental Changes Necessary For A Happier Singapore

Written by: Gilbert Goh A friend of mine who is now living in Sydney returned to Singapore  last month to visit his ageing parents and friends. One of his comment particularly caught my [...]

Singapore: A comfortable model

Singapore: A comfortable model

Blowin' In The Wind Posted: 21 Nov 2010 06:37 AM PST  (reproduced with permission) John Kampfner, former editor of The New Statesman (2005-2008) and now chief executive of Index on [...]

US ex-banker used to earn US$120,000 now survives on US$300/week welfare

US ex-banker used to earn US$120,000 now survives on US$300/week welfare

Hello Gilbert, Thank you for your quick response. I've  begun reading your ebook “How to survive unemployment” and I feet a bit better. I'm grateful for any assistance you can provide [...]

Singaporean working in Sydney hopes to return home to contribute

Singaporean working in Sydney hopes to return home to contribute

I am trying to do a series of interviews with fellow Singaporeans who have migrated due to work or other personal reasons. This is my  first interview with someone whom I know in [...]

Jobless man made homeless and penniless by court’s decision after divorce

Jobless man made homeless and penniless by court’s decision after divorce

First of all, tell us abit about yourself - how long were you married and any kids? Twenty one  years of marriage with 3 kids -  girl – 19 , boy - 16   and another boy - 14.  I am fifty [...]

Young female manager felt marginalised in a male-dominated work environment

Young female manager felt marginalised in a male-dominated work environment

Hi Gilbert, How are  you? I am  still at my current job but really working unhappily.  Lately,  in my company, a lot of opportunities were given to my male colleagues like attending [...]

Singaporean House Dad Struggling in His Role

Singaporean House Dad Struggling in His Role

Hi Ricky, Thanks for granting us this online interview and I heard that you are a house dad.  Here's the questionaire -  feel free to answer them as detailed as possible:- 1. First of all, [...]

Singapore’s Working Poor

Singapore’s Working Poor

James Gomez on Sunday, November 14, 2010 at 11:00am Speech delivered at SDP`s pre-election rally on 13 Nov 2010 at Hong Lim Park. Fellow Singaporeans, friends, ladies and [...]

PMET jobless for 15 months keen to explore working abroad

PMET jobless for 15 months keen to explore working abroad

We recently did an online interview with a jobless PMET:- 1. Hi Joshua, first of all thanks for agreeing to be interviewed - how long have you been  jobless by the way? I have been  jobless [...]

Three Main Reasons Why Our Youth Joins Gangs

Three Main Reasons Why Our Youth Joins Gangs

I am concerned about the recent spate of gang-related crimes involving our teenagers. Two armed attacks involving gangs have occurred within a fortnight. Many have also speculated whether the [...]

Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Jobless man lost his family, home and will to live

Hi Gilbert, I saw your e-mail address on Transitioning.org. It reads: "Feeling lost, depressed and desperate while jobless?" Yes.  I am VERY lost and isolated.  When I lost my job TWO [...]

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

Graduate single mum jobless for two years now giving tuition to survive

We have recently conducted an  email interview with a single mum – Joanne, who is  jobless for two years. Her husband has  abandoned the family  a year ago. She is currently trying out  [...]

Three New Political Dynamics That May Influence The Outcome Of The Next General Election

Three New Political Dynamics That May Influence The Outcome Of The Next  General Election

  Written by: Gilbert Goh I am  glad to read from many socio-political blogs that the forthcoming election will be fiercely contested by opposition political parties. One sure certainty is [...]

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