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Sole breadwinner security guard facing bankruptcy due to $11000 Courts loan

Sole breadwinner security guard facing bankruptcy due to $11000 Courts loan

Hi Gilbert, I’ m at my wit's end. I need your advice on what to do. I don’t have anyone to turn to for help. I”m Ali, age 41 the only breadwinner in the family and working as security guard [...]

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Jobless single mum faced HDB compulsory acquisition after owing $33,000 in mortgages

Hi Gilbert My monthly mortgage repayment is about $900. My last job was 3 months ago and my CPF was insufficient. I did not TOP up the cash portion as living cost is just too high. I just [...]

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Car dealer sued by customer for bankruptcy when supplier disappeared

Hi Mr Gilbert, I am writing to you this email seeking advice or probable solutions to my current situation that I am facing. I have just started out about a year and a half ago as a sole [...]

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES Global Talent – discrimination against local PMETs

NES GLOBAL TALENT is heavily biased for Caucasians. They don’t even want to look at your CV if you are not white. The MD who is British-Australian from Australia and the regional director from [...]

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Foreign talent with computing degree from Zambia looking for IT position

Hello All, This is my first post in this forum. I am job hunting for a fitting position in Singapore. I've applied to a lot of positions but I have not gotten any feedback at all. Age: 30 Sex: [...]

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

52-year-old PMET jobless for a month and feeling worried about providing for family

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your webpage while looking for employment. Needless to explain, I have been out of job for about a month plus. I am 52 years old and I know it is difficult to be [...]

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Jobless single mum with autistic son faces a blackout with zero Pay U unit

Hi Gilbert Hope you remember me. I have seeked your help  before in 2015, now I’m jobless again since Feb 2017 as my company has closed down. SSO is still asking me to wait for the result [...]

American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

American paid $7000/month for position in Grab – no Singaporean can do!?

I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I'm American, I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa [...]

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Jobless Singaporean seeks assistance from public after MP couldn’t help him

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh, It has been some time since I last wrote to you. I am sorry it’s because I am not at the right frame of mind after I was terminated from my job 2 months ago. I was fired [...]

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Pregnant Malay woman terminated a day after informing company

Hi Mr Gilbert Goh Truly need your kind advice with my problem. I’m working as a administrative manager but my job scope is more like a personal assistant. I’m working with this company for [...]

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Wife asking for our ebook for unemployed husband of 5 years

Hi Gilbert May I have the e version of the book? My husband has been unemployed for 5 years and are on meds for depression. He is better at managing his moods now but the fear of rejection [...]

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Australian expat enquiring on employment using social visitor pass

Is it possible to seek employment on a visitor pass as long as the employer then organises an employment pass? This is someone who is university educated in finance on over $100000 a year. Prior to [...]

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Story of a young investor schemed by the infamous Fan brothers

Hello Gilbert, I read your article online, shared by one of my friends. It is written that the Fan Brothers recruiting the naive to join their large corporate. This is the actual story of their [...]

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Why external degrees are useless compared to those acquired locally and abroad

Felicia, be persistent… the first few years are unstable until you got a track record. The rest of my message is not for you but for people who aspire to have a degree and thinking it’s a [...]

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

Needy family whose husband just released from prison requesting for aid assistance

  Hi Sir, My husband has just being released from prison on the 15th of August due to his parking summons and now he is still on warrant arrest for another 2 summons. We have made an [...]

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