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Wednesday September 3rd 2014

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Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Jobless ITE Malay graduate struggled with low wages and self esteem

Dear Gilbert I believe we have met before back in 2012 and I admire you and your volunteer colleagues' attempts to help fellow Singaporeans get back on track in the workforce by assisting to alleviate their financial and unemployment crunches [...]

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

38-year-old local graduate struggling wih unemployment, depression and marital problem

Dear Gilbert, I am a 38-years-old male. I started working late in my life at 28. I developed depression when I was studying at NTU and dropped out after almost 2 years. Nevertheless I subsequently went on to get a degree at SIM, before [...]

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Generation Y PMET struggling with under employment while on a 4-month contract position

Hi Gilbert This is "YC", the under-35 "under-employee" who asked about contributing to the break fast fund last month. I'd like to share some personal thoughts on unemployment/underemployment, plus a bit of good news since we last [...]

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Falling through the crack – single mum with 5-year-old daughter struggling with lodging and livelihood

Dear Gilbert, The purpose of me writing this email to you is that I understand from a friend  you are able to help people who are in need. Let me introduce myself briefly. My name is Nur. I'm turning 32 this month and I'm a single mother [...]

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

PMET jobless for 8 months received 3 interviews out of 400 applications and finally found a job

Hi Johnson, I have the same degree as you and I am also working in a different industry (IT) for more than 15 years. I too had a hard time finding jobs matching my educational degree after graduation due to the Asian Financial Crisis then. I [...]

Advice to jobless lady PMET: Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Advice to jobless lady PMET:  Keep upgrading and this doessn’t mean getting a degree

Hi Elle, I was out of job for one year and recently had just found one. I count myself  lucky for someone my age when there are so many younger foreigners out there competing. Singapore has got into the worst of its time since PM Lee Hsein [...]

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Singaporean lady executive resigned from Ink Singapore due to sexual harrassment

Dear Mr Holdsworth and Mr Chee I trust this email finds you well. My name is xxxxxx and I recently joined Ink Singapore, two weeks ago, as a TAD Controller but I have resigned. Within this role, I report to Sandy Fong, Group Production [...]

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Jobless PMET with SIM degree jobless for 8 months and received only 2 interviews out of few hundred applications

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Johnson: I graduated from University of London with a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance [...]

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Singaporean woman executive complaining about sexual harassment in UK MNC

Hi Gilbert How are you? Thanks very much for responding to me. I have received your reply thank you. Actually, I started working two weeks ago in a UK MNC in Singapore doing publishing. I was managed by two persons; the Group Production [...]

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Proposal for launch of job portal for our unemployed PMETs

Hi Gilbert, I actually do admire what you do at Transitioning.org. I also have had the opportunity to read through some of the cases where you have assisted the less fortunate in finding employment opportunities online. My team and myself [...]

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Single mother struggling with low income and lack of adequate housing option

Dear Mr Goh, I am writing to you as my sister (Ms B.M. Lim) and I are at our wits end with regards to our housing needs and we are unable to obtain any tangible help from either our PAP MPs or the HDB itself. You see, I am a single parent [...]

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Suicidal Jobless Generation Y PMET Lamenting About Horrible MLM Interview

Hi Gilbert How are you guys doing? I hope you are well. Just a quick update on my situation, just went for my follow-up with my psychiatrist last week, my depression is getting worst,  my anxiety disorder - there's is no sign of improvement [...]

Advice from 60-year-old dad to jobless PMETs: “Life is full of struggle and if you make a wrong turn, don’t despair, there is still hope.”

Advice from 60-year-old dad to jobless PMETs: “Life is full of struggle and if you make a wrong turn, don’t despair, there is still hope.”

Transitioning is a good column for people to learn about the harsh realities of life and Gilbert is doing a commendable community job and deserves recognition as the unsung hero who does his best to help others falling into a  hole they have dug [...]

Lady married PMET going jobless soon and getting worried

Lady married PMET going jobless soon and getting worried

Hi Gilbert, I stumped onto your blog to know that I am not alone. There are many many Singaporeans out there who face a similar bad job situation like me. I think joining the private sector is far worst than joining the government sector [...]

Jobless PMET forced to resign as asst property manager at town council

Jobless PMET forced to resign as asst property manager at town council

Dear Gilbert, I was a property agent for the past 3 years, prior to that I was a Tenancy Manager with a well-known relocation company. I only have a diploma in computer studies with Informatics. I was lucky enough to find jobs which I loved [...]

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