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Saturday August 19th 2017

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Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Discharged bankrupt single mum struggling with livelihood and housing need

Dear Ms Hamzah (MCI) I'm writing to feedback to you of the immense difficulties I'm still undergoing despite having been discharged of bankruptcy 2 years ago. I'm still unable to apply for a [...]

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

Malaysians easily getting EP and PR below salary criteria

I am not sure how long this scene of Malaysians getting special benefits from MOM (to get EP below the salary criteria) has been going on, but it has definitely been around for at least 3 years. I [...]

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Fresh overseas graduate with first class honours struggling with unemployment

Transitioning: First of all, thanks Kelvin for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Kelvin: I finished my degree (first class [...]

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Foreigner expat enquiring on hiring procedures at A*Star

Dear all, I have a question to be figured out. I got two informal interviews with A*STAR two managers. After the second information interview, they inform me to have a formal interview with the [...]

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Job opening at FTGroup Pte Ltd

Hi Gilbert, I will include a description of the job below, thanks so much. Company name: FTGroup Pte Ltd Expected income: $1.6k-$3k We are a sales and marketing company that believes in [...]

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

The woes of prolonged unemployment and possible solutions

Gilbert, thank you for the nice gesture. I am writing to you not to criticize the government, but to reflect on the situation. Myself being unemployed for more than a year and have gone for a few [...]

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Company blamed supervisor for staff resignation after promotion

Hi Gilbert, I consider myself a victim of a potential unfair dismissal. I am a manager of a company and lead a department of 2 staff, who have been working for more than 10 years. One of the [...]

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Jobless graduate rejected by foreigner interviewers at a management consulting firm

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, Hi I am writing to you to highlight my experience. I recently went through an interview process at a management consulting firm. From sending of application to final [...]

2017 labour day indoor event: Jobs for Singaporeans first

2017 labour day indoor event: Jobs for Singaporeans first

We are organising our 4th labour day indoor event on 1st May 4pm for the workers entitled "Jobs for Singaporeans first". Workers worldwide will be celebrating labour day ground-up and we hope to [...]

Ex-permanent resident from Singapore rejected work permit by MINDEF

Ex-permanent resident from Singapore rejected work permit by MINDEF

Hi there, I am a British citizen (born in Hong Kong) who has migrated to Singapore with my family at the tender age of 6. Shortly after our successful migration, our family obtained PR - my [...]

Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires mostly Indian nationals?

Whistleblower: Why Indian-owned QAssure Pte Ltd hires mostly Indian nationals?

The complaint I would like to put forward is about this overseas Indian company QAssure Pte Ltd Singapore. It is a foreign-owned company which provides IT Services, mostly to [...]

Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go round it

Abuses of CECA by India and how Singaporeans can go round it

Gilbert, I heard that the Government is digitizing itself at this moment. You know, this is a great opportunity for the Government to solve the PMET unemployment and restructure the economy at the [...]

PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at CECA arrangement

PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at CECA arrangement

Dear Gilbert, as I read this, it reminds me of my own situation. I was hired into the company with the bosses promising me a career change. They did promote me after confirmation and change my [...]

Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

Fresh graduate unhappy with commission payout structure at OCBC bank

I used to sell corporate product for OCBC. One would guess huge organisation like this would be more corporate socially responsible, but no. They exploit fresh graduates having knew that people [...]

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Singaporean family downgraded from 4-room HDB due to unemployment

Just to share my past agony with all netizens as an eye opener only. When my husband was jobless for months as his duty under a building and construction company ended and whilst searching for a [...]

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