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41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

We continue our online survey for local PMETs who are currently jobless and looking for work. I must say that it’s an employer’s market out there right now as companies are flushed with manpower [...]

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 pm  by kgpp Hi, guys. I am here to seek advice on  how to address my issue. I have a contract with a foreign company to provide business consultancy service. I [...]

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

  I was shocked to receive a bill of $69 when I consulted a General Practitioner (GP) recently at Punggol Field Blk 168 - Punggol Family Clinic for coughing.   My coughing has been most [...]

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

  From: MOM FMMD CR (MOM) To: xxxxx Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:37 PM Subject: RE: MOMCC Email Escalation - Incident IM0569728 Dear xxxxx,                  Thank you [...]

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

Dear Gilbert, Still remember me? Anyway, I have some  bad news that I would like to share with you. Remember when I first emailed you, I was with a media company doing marketing... Actually, [...]

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

  Transitioning (T): Hi William,  thanks for responding to our questionaire on mental illnesses.  Can you state your personal particulars e.g. age, marital status, educational qualifications [...]

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, Good afternoon.   I read the stories of those unemployed in Singapore on your website. I wonder if your website  recommends jobs for Singaporeans?   I am in my twenties, [...]

Business owner: Start a co-operative like NTUC for the unemployed

Business owner: Start a co-operative like NTUC for the unemployed

  Hi Gilbert   From business point of view, we need to use the necessary resources to make profit. This profit will be used to pay for our bills, rent and salary of workers.   The environment [...]

Young Malay Woman Told Employers Truth About Job Termination To No Avail

Young Malay Woman Told Employers Truth About Job Termination To No Avail

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? R: I’m an unemployed young woman in my early [...]

Foreigner encourages Singaporeans to fight against discriminatory hiring practices

Foreigner encourages Singaporeans to fight against discriminatory hiring practices

This a very interesting post. I am a foreigner, an Ang Moh, as many in Singapore like to say. Discrimination certainly abounds at just about every turn in this country and it is highly reflective [...]

Twice-Terminated PRC PhD Researcher Wants Government To Take Better Care of New Citizens

Twice-Terminated PRC PhD Researcher Wants Government To Take Better Care of New Citizens

I saw Mr Chun twice this year - almost 6 months apart. The first time I met him in Macdonald was  early this year and the same desperate look never left his countenance when I saw him back again [...]

Lady PMET with masters degree lost her work and thinking of suicide – why?

Lady PMET with masters degree lost her work and thinking of suicide – why?

 Dear Gilbert,   I read the article on the jobless graduate suffering from mental illness and I would like to share my experience.   I am in my thirties, single, hold an honours degree  and a [...]

Indian IT Permanent Resident Earning $6000/Month Won’t Convert To Citizenship – Why?

Indian IT Permanent Resident Earning $6000/Month Won’t Convert To Citizenship – Why?

  Questionnaire for foreign executives working in Singapore Transitioning (T): Thanks Kumar for responding to our questionaire on foreign executives working here in Singapore.  Can you please [...]

Graduate Filipino explains why she wants to look for work in Singapore

Graduate Filipino explains why she wants to look for work in Singapore

  Questionaire for foreigners wanting to work in Singapore Transitioning (T): Thanks Michelle for  completing our questionaire, can you please state your nationality, age, marital status, [...]

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 [...]

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