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Monday December 10th 2018

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Unemployed ex-teacher job-searching fruitlessly for 1.5 years and feeling anxious

Unemployed ex-teacher job-searching fruitlessly for 1.5 years and feeling anxious

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website helping follow Singaporeans overcome employment issues. I have been seeking other forms of job opportunities after leaving the education sector for the past [...]

PMET jobless for 7 months after retrenchment and feeling useless and hopeless

PMET jobless for 7 months after retrenchment and feeling useless and hopeless

Hi Gilbert I chanced upon your website with great interest. I have been retrenched for 7 months. I guess you heard the all familiar woes of unemployment. Being human, I m no exception. Many [...]

Kids taken away from custody of parents by MSF even after negative drug test

Kids taken away from custody of parents by MSF even after negative drug test

Dear Ms Ng (PSD), I'm writing to your department as I've exhausted all means of seeking redress from both SPF and MSF. MSF has initially promised to release my kids to me from child protection [...]

Soon-to-graduate computer science graduate pessimistic about his future

Soon-to-graduate computer science graduate pessimistic about his future

Dear Panel (REACH), I am a resident of Kg Glam and writing to seek assistance for a job as my contract is ending soon on 31 Oct 18. I am due to complete my BA in Computer Science and [...]

Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job

Jobless PMET disappointed with WSG’s career coach who recommends a cleaner job

Dear Panel (REACH), Thank you for the referral to WSG which is actually futile. I concluded the appointment with a Mr Cheng (Senior Career Coach) feeling more discouraged and distressed than [...]

Homeless guy: “Gilbert you look more homeless than me – in your heart!”

Homeless guy: “Gilbert you look more homeless than me – in your heart!”

Flashes of lightning lit up the sky as I made my way gingerly into Arab St/Kampung Glam at around 9pm - now fast becoming a hotspot for tourists, yuppies and of course the small homeless community [...]

IT management guru dishes out career advice to fellow jobless IT PMET

IT management guru dishes out career advice to fellow jobless IT PMET

Dear Sylvanus, I am not trying to be cruel, but – as we say in the IT industry – your story does not compute. The median salary for a fresh graduate with an IT related degree is in the high [...]

Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Homeless low-wage worker earning $1200 and sleeping outside Arab St for past decade

Dear Ms Ng/PSD, I am writing to your office as HDB has conveyed to me that they're unable to help in my homelessness due to prevailing Legislation that prevents a foreign spouse from renting a HDB [...]

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

48-year-old jobless PMET with mobile line cut off desperate for work

Hi Gilbert, I sincerely hope you could help me as I'm at wits end. I'm 48 now and been out of job since last August. Worst is my new house is coming and I am penniless I've been trying to get a [...]

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Husband relieved that depressed wife manages to secure a job after a year of searching

Hi Gilbert, Good day to you. I just want to drop you an email to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done for me and all Singaporeans. Your website is not only a source of [...]

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

20-year-old journalism graduate working from home due to anxiety attack and seeking support

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for providing support for unemployed people. It's reassuring to know that we are not alone in this gloomy [...]

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

PMET struggling with unemployment and feeling insecure about his future

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the follow-up. Things are better at my end now but I am still not out of the woods. I have been attending interviews but have not gotten past the first round. I highly [...]

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

43-year-old PMET struggling with unemployment for a year and requesting for ebook

Hi Gilbert, Came across your site transitioning.org and it is sad to read the many challenges the job seekers in Singapore are currently facing. I can relate to that as I have been job [...]

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

28-year-old diploma holder worries about getting a $1,500 shipping line job and his future

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not easy as I thought when it comes to getting a job. I [...]

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 [...]

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