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Friday October 19th 2018

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Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Dutch professional enquiring on the lifestyle in Singapore

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum, and would like to ask you all for your opinion on living in Singapore long term. I am Dutch, currently living in Japan, and there is quite a high chance [...]

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Reader asking for ebook “How to survive unemployment” for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am [...]

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Jobless PMET in his 40s with a medical condition seeking employment support

Hi Gilbert I refer to your Facebook post dated 26 Sep 2018. I left my previous job as an RC Manager in 2016 to receive treatment for a heart condition. My doctor had certified, in Aug 2017, [...]

E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

E2i refers company to us seeking for suitable PMETs to fill positions

Hi Gilbert, I was referred to you by the receptionist at e2i. I am reaching out to you to see whether you know of any mature workers who are looking for a job. Our company is actually expanding [...]

43-year-old secretary for 20 years jobless for 7 months and seeking support

43-year-old secretary for 20 years jobless for 7 months and seeking support

Hi Carmela, Me too! Been searching for a job for 7 months now. I even cut my pay expectation by $1K and still not successful. I’ve been to many interviews but no luck so far. I’m also [...]

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

PMET failed teaching practicum and felt depressed having to pay $130,000 in bond

I went through 2 years’ training at the National Institute of Education (NIE) and did extremely well, getting A’s and B’s for all my theory & practical courses, including: *ICT for [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Hello Gilbert, Roughly about a month or so after our meeting, I packed up my stuff and moved back to my adopted country the UK. Within one month while living in London, my ex-boss offered me my [...]

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Trainee teacher fails Maths practicum and may commit suicide to pay MOE $130,000 bond using insurance

Hi Zul, I graduated from Hwa Chong (8 distinctions), has honours degree from NUS in Engineering, and had 3 years’ experience as a corporate trainer prior to joining MOE as a trainee [...]

Suicidal, homeless, jobless and divorced man: “Lost my house, lost my family, in fact I lost myself.”

Suicidal, homeless, jobless and divorced man: “Lost my house, lost my family, in fact I lost myself.”

Hi Gilbert, Things are slowly turning I don’t know for the good or bad. The leasing company towed away my vehicle and started charging me for the excess for the accident despite the fact it was [...]

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

Comment on HDB’s demand of $84,000 cash outlay before collection of BTO keys

  Both sides got fault. HDB obviously can monitor and keep track of applicant’s loan eligibility and quantum in order to (1) prevent people from applying for too expensive flats in [...]

Female PMET aged 40s finding it difficult to land a job

Female PMET aged 40s finding it difficult to land a job

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website and would like to find out more about your services. I am a PMET in my 40s, who has been looking for a job for quite some time but have not been [...]

Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Yet another heavyweight Singaporean making it good abroad after defaulting his national service liability in 1994 - Kevin Kwan of Crazy Rich Asians fame  - straight after the footballer Ben Davis [...]

Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance

Ex-drug addict finding it tough to get a job and seeking assistance

Hi Gilbert. I stumble upon your website. I am a father of 2 with my wife currently pregnant giving birth really soon this mid August. I’m working on a daily basis job. I obtained a WSQ [...]

F & B entrepreneur at Bugis appealing for business flexibility from MOM

F & B entrepreneur at Bugis appealing for business flexibility from MOM

Dear Mrs Josephine Teo, Warmest greetings and I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits! I'm an entrepreneur running a humble beverage store at Bugis Junction and hope to bring to [...]

Celebrating NDP 53 – ten reasons not to be in jubilant mood

Celebrating NDP 53 – ten reasons not to be in jubilant mood

As Singapore celebrates its 53th NDP soon, there are ten reasons why we shouldn't be too jubilant:- 1. No minimum wage After 53 years of nation building since independence in 1965, we still do [...]

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