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Rosanna Chen: “Gen Y is like strawberry cake – appreciate life!”

Rosanna Chen: “Gen Y is like strawberry cake – appreciate life!”

Hi Rosanna, Thanks for taking part in another of our GEN Y online interview series. I knew that you have just recently completed an interview last month  on "26-year-old lady PMET prefers to be [...]

Estranged woman finding it tough to move on after divorce

Estranged woman finding it tough  to move on after divorce

Hi Gilbert, Thanks so much for your prompt reply. I’m not even sure where to begin so excuse me for the long story. I was married sometime in 1990s and during my confinement month, found some [...]

Female jobless PMET wants a career change to the social work sector

Female jobless PMET wants a career change to the social work sector

Hi Gilbert, Chanced upon your website recently. It definitely has been very insightful. I am currently unemployed because I quit my last job.   I have been a pharmaceutical sales rep since I [...]

Reader shared his pro-foreigner interview experiences

Reader shared his pro-foreigner interview experiences

  Dear Gilbert,It has really been an eye opener after surfing your website and reading the many 'sad' stories about how many PMET's have been left 'out in the cold' with the influx of foreign [...]

Will jobless ex senior civil servant who earned $10,000/month before goes to jail for maintenance arrears tomorrow?

Will jobless ex senior civil servant who earned $10,000/month before goes to jail for maintenance arrears tomorrow?

Editor's Note: I am glad to report that Shanmuga was able to raise $400 to pay off his maintenance arrears today when I visted him at the family court. He will need to pay off another $1100 in [...]

Singaporean PMET: “Why I chose to live and work in the UK.”

Singaporean PMET: “Why I chose to live and work in the UK.”

Describe a bit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification, work experience. I hold a Masters Degree from  the UK  along with a B.A. (Hons) degree  from NUS. I work [...]

7 Manpower Issues I Wished Minister Of State Tan Chuan Jin Have Tackled

7 Manpower Issues I Wished Minister Of State Tan Chuan Jin Have Tackled

As I pondered through the several initiatives that the Ministry of Manpower has forwarded to Parliament few days ago, I was left wondering why the manpower Minister of State Mr Tan Chuan Jin never [...]

Why Isn’t The Damaging Employment Pass Given A Quota Like The S-Pass?

Why Isn’t The Damaging Employment Pass Given A Quota Like The S-Pass?

      Its still a mystery to me why our government has decided to all along restrict the influx of foreign workers by focusing on the semi-skilled S-Pass work permit system when the EP work [...]

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

  Dear Friends, I am the organiser of the support site for the divorced www.steadymarriages.com and thank you very much for writing in seeking support for your divorce matters. We are a [...]

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Dear Gilbert, I am a frequent reader of your Transitioning.org website and look forward to the articles contributed by unemployed or underemployed Singaporeans. I came back from overseas with [...]

26-year-old Singaporean Woman Prefers To Be Single Now

26-year-old Singaporean Woman Prefers To Be Single Now

DPM Teo Chee Hean  has said  during the Committee of Supply Debate in Parliament that because of our low birth rate, we will have to import more new immigrants.  The Minister of Home Affairs [...]

Jobless 35-year-old IT Specialist Lost His Job To A Foreign Talent

Jobless 35-year-old IT Specialist Lost His Job To A Foreign Talent

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site since it was started  in Jan 2009 as that was also  the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporean in the [...]

Married man with young daughter: “Help me! My wife is having an affair!”

Married man with young daughter: “Help me! My wife is having an affair!”

Hi Gilbert I’m currently facing sleepless night… I could be drinking till I knock out but after 2 hours, I’ll be up again… waking up in the middle of the night staring at the window till [...]

Why Singaporeans don’t like to do their PhD here

Why Singaporeans don’t like to do their PhD here

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post: "Only One Singaporean PhD in NUS Economics Faculty" on TRE (and also chanced upon your blog) and I see that you feel strongly about this. However, I don't think you [...]

Defamatory lawsuits against TRE – a serious back-step for the blogging community?

Defamatory lawsuits against TRE – a serious back-step for the blogging community?

  The blogging community has been recently rocked by three  cases of high-profiled defamation suits against Yawning Bread and Temasek Review Emeritius involving Law Minister Mr Shanmugan,  Prime [...]

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