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SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

SMU graduate with mental health condition exploited and unfairly dismissed by private educator

Dear Gilbert, Sorry for responding late to the email. After meeting you, my flu symptoms escalated and I got sunburnt. I took a rest for the next coming few days to get and feel [...]

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Aftermath of Punggol East by-election – Gen Y explained why PAP lost

Transitioning: First of all, thank you  for responding to our questionnaire on the Workers’ Party Punggol East sizzling by-election victory, can you please state your educational qualification, [...]

Workers’ Party sizzling victory at Punggol East by-election – a tight slap in the face for PAP?

Workers’ Party sizzling victory at Punggol East by-election – a tight slap in the face for PAP?

I woke up at 4am for my usual pee routine last night  and realised that I have a series of text messages. "WP have won!" one message screamed at me timed 1230 am. I couldn't sleep well after [...]

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

10-month jobless IT specialist feeling lost and looking for new direction in life

Hi Gilbert, By chance, I stumbled upon  your Transitioning website as I was searching for jobless-related articles. By the way, I hope to receive a copy of your free Ebook. I have been [...]

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Blind counsellor asking for inclusive understanding from the public

Transitioning: Thanks Cassandra for answering our questionaire on the challenges faced by people with disabilities. Can you please describe your work experience, qualification and [...]

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Writer’s sister switched career to community service at 60 years old

Hi Gilbert I dropped by your website occasionally to get updated on what the job market is like for matured workers. I have recently seen a lot of sad examples of unemployment among matured [...]

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

Second-year accountancy undergraduate is against influx of foreign talents

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

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

5 Things Punggol East Residents Will Consider Before Voting

Friends have being calling me to attend the Punggol East by-election rallies started since yesterday but I was reluctant to attend any. Maybe I am still suffering from the election rally fever [...]

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

Canadian family looking for work in Singapore via tourist visa

gopanator on: 16 January 2013, 2:36:13 AM My wife, 3 month old daughter and I are moving to Singapore this summer. Nope, we do not have expat package and are taking a giant leap of faith. I [...]

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Singaporeans are still ravishing in the fact that they can soon  flock to packed charged-up stadiums again  to hear their favourite political parties pump them up during  the forthcoming Punggol [...]

Which party will win the Punggol East by-election?

Which party will win the Punggol East by-election?

I took a cab ride  last week to my  appointment and the driver was chatty on the Punggol East by-election - he told me that the Workers' Party will win the Punggol East by-election even though it [...]

Five Important Lessons to Learn from the AIM Fall-out

Five Important Lessons to Learn from the AIM Fall-out

As the dust settled for the AIM mishap and many Singaporeans trying their  best  to celebrate the first week of the new year amidst the gloom of an impending recession, I have pen five important [...]

Second-year undergraduate on internship laments about foreign worker policy

Second-year undergraduate on internship laments about foreign worker policy

Dear Gilbert, I thought I’d share something after I read an article about this polytechnic student facing a bleak situation at work owing to his two Filipino colleagues’ work ethics. At [...]

Is there any other better way to engage the blogging community besides suing Alex Au?

Is there any other better way to engage the blogging community besides suing Alex Au?

I have read through Alex Au's blog posts and felt uncomfortable  as some of the allegations were truly hard-hitting and bordered on defamatory. However, I disagreed with the latest Prime [...]

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

  Transitioning: Hi Irene, thanks for taking time to answer our online questionaire, being someone from the Generation Y age group,  do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as [...]

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