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24-year-old executive lost girlfriend due to work stress

24-year-old executive lost girlfriend due to work stress

Hi Gilbert, My name is Allen  and I am 24 years young this year. I am currently working as a service engineer and studying part time at SIM but am leaving my work end of this month. The reason [...]

Response to Goh Chok Tong’s Status Update on Blue Collared Workers

Response to Goh Chok Tong’s Status Update on Blue Collared Workers

A response to GCT's status update on Mparader (There are 420,000 blue collar workers. Change the collar colour to white n put them in education, health, IT, financial sectors? More IRs perhaps? [...]

The Struggles of Our Modern Families

The Struggles of Our Modern Families

This article first appeared here on Feb 2010. As Singapore prospers  economically  with one of the highest GDPs in Asia, our country also faces the same problem like most developed countries [...]

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

This article first appeared here on 28 Sep 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Much has been written about how   our young children suffer from too much tuition and enrichment lessons once they  [...]

Online interview on general election with a jobless female graduate

Online interview on general election with a jobless female graduate

We received a response  to our online questionaire with regard to the forthcoming general election:- 1. Thanks for allowing us to interview you and please tell us a bit about yourself. I am a [...]

Rest in peace – David Goh

Rest in peace – David Goh

I had a tough two days' period  since  nomination day started on 27 April. I switched from euphoria to depression to despondence - all within the 48 hours' short time frame. The learning curve [...]

Painful experience of a local PMET working in financial sector

Painful experience of a local PMET working in financial sector

Globalisation has reared its ugly head in Singapore for the past few years and many PMETs increasingly find themselves being replaced by cheaper workers from abroad. I am just an ordinary true [...]

40-year-old Engineer Lost Two Jobs Due to Pregnancy

40-year-old Engineer Lost Two Jobs Due to Pregnancy

Dear Gilbert, Good day to you.  I spotted your website by chance and I understand that you provide career coaching.  I would like to seek for your professional advice on my case. I am [...]

Which are the strong opposition parties this GE?

Which are the strong opposition parties this GE?

Of the six opposition parties that could be contesting the General Election, no more than half are deemed as strong contenders, according to two analysts. Dr Derek da Cunha, who has followed [...]

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

Written by: Gilbert Goh I have met up with Kelvin thrice so far and am always  amazed at his survival instinct and determination to look at the bright side  of life despite the adverse odds [...]

Thoughts of a Opposition Party Candidate – A Watershed Election?

Thoughts of a Opposition Party Candidate – A Watershed Election?

I refer to the slew of articles and forum letters  recently published in the Straits Times regarding the resurgency of opposition politics. More than 80% of the total number of consituencies may [...]

Man in shotgun marriage calling it quits

Man in shotgun marriage calling it quits

Hi Gilbert, I’m so glad I saw your website and hope I can have some answers to my problem. I’m too emotionally distressed right now and looking for some help from you.   I have to admit [...]

IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

IT Manager Ambivalent About Job Offer Due To Salary

Dear Helen and Gilbert,  After a long spell of drought and about 11 interviews, I think there's going to be a possibility of securing an offer with one of India's largest IT companies (the 5th [...]

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

I refer to the article "33, 000 is a hell of unsold flats" (ST 23 Mar).   Our National Development Minister Mr Mah Bow Tan probably has one of the toughest ministerial portfolio here in [...]

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Written by: Gilbert Goh I chanced upon a New Paper’s  article on 29 Mar and was intrigued by the findings on a survey of 1, 000 young voters. The survey found that 2 out of 5 young [...]

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