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Middle-aged PMET with a medical condition facing prolonged unemployment

Middle-aged PMET with a medical condition facing prolonged unemployment

In this online interview with Melvin, we featured a middle-aged PMET who faced intense pressure from being rehired due to a medical condition:- Please let us know abit more about yourself  - [...]

How I met WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and secured the American embassy cables

How I met WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and secured the American embassy cables

Philip Dorling, The Sydney Morning Herald December 11, 2010    GETTING to WikiLeaks's secret headquarters took quite some time and was not without complications. This year a careful reading [...]

How I Turned My Jobless Christmas Season Around

How I Turned My Jobless Christmas Season Around

Written by: Gilbert Goh I am not  a big fan of the Christmas season. I have also always wondered if Jesus wants us to spend Christmas this way – full of materialism and wastage. After  [...]

Singapore’s educational system sets high standards but inhibits innovation

Singapore’s educational system sets high standards but inhibits innovation

Blowin' In The Wind Singapore has a government-run education system geared to provide manpower for business and industry. It has a “strong focus on mathematics, science and technical skills”. [...]

Single mum striving to be positive after her recent divorce

Single mum striving to be positive after her recent divorce

We  have recently  received many emails from single parents seeking counselling assistance on  their personal issues. We are glad that Amy has granted us an online interview - allowing us a peer [...]

Our PMET Tin Collector Now Works Three Jobs in Order to Survive

Our PMET Tin Collector Now Works Three Jobs in Order to Survive

Hi Shafie, First of all, congrats on finally securing a job position, can you tell us abit more on the job nature and salary if possible? I am now working 3 jobs actually. During the day I [...]

Singapore happiest country in Asia but…

Singapore happiest country in Asia but…

Blowin' In The Wind Why are people less happy in Asia than in the West and several Latin American countries? Singapore is the happiest country in Asia, reports Singapore’s Sunday Times, [...]

Malay ex-software engineer’s heart-wrenching jobless story

Malay ex-software engineer’s heart-wrenching jobless story

Dear Gilbert, I am in my late thirties and worked previously as a software engineer for six years in a local company.   I have a bachelor degree in  Internet Science and [...]

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 [...]

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