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Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the prompt reply. Attached is my resume for your better understanding. Some details about me:- I'm a Diploma holder in HRD and an ITC (Higher Nitec) in Electrical [...]

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

Greetings, Gilbert, The reason I am writing to you is because I am in a dilemma, I have been in Melbourne for the past 4 years and working in the computer repair line. I also come to know that [...]

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Dear Sir, I am in dire straits now and genuinely need your help as I'm left with only $60 in my bank but still have 2 elderly parents to feed. We do not even know where our next meal will come [...]

42-year-old diploma holder loathing job as a real estate agent and seeking direction

42-year-old diploma holder loathing job as a real estate agent and seeking direction

Hi Gilbert, Only get to know your website and reading the hardship of many LTUs (long-termed unemployed) all of which I can relate to - family woes, depression, suicidal thoughts, driving taxi or [...]

46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business and feeling depressed

46-year-old graduate PMET regret starting own business and feeling depressed

Hello Gilbert, I came to your website at http://www.transitioning.org/ and felt that I relate to the many sad stories from those unemployed. I am 46 years old male, and been out of job for 6 [...]

PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward?

PSP-SDP coalition the best way forward?

As the general election is rumoured to be round the corner and many have clamoured for a loose coalition to be formed after the launch of Dr Tan Cheng Bock's Progress Singapore Party, there are [...]

Young ex-regular transitional story into being a chauffeur

Young ex-regular transitional story into being a chauffeur

I have a Higher Nitec in Mechanical Engineering and  was an ex regular in the Armed Forces for 6 years. My contract was however not extended and I later  joined the jobless rung. In the middle [...]

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Hi, I am currently an S-Pass holder. I recently got a new job offer from this new employer. When my new employer applied for my employment pass, the HR was unable to move forward with the [...]

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Each year, more than 7,000 divorces were filed with the Family Court and many are believed to involve extra-marital cases. In a fast-paced modern society like ours whereby there are ample [...]

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Yet again another racial fracas popped up almost less than a month after the police spot-check allegation that they are targetting Malays at the MRT stations. Except for a stern police warning of [...]

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? A: My name is Adrian Li, 37 years old, married for 14 years [...]

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Hi, I am based in Central Europe. I hold PhD degree in engineering and 6 years of post PhD experience including 3 years as a postdoc in a prestigious European institute and 3 years in a renowned [...]

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

There have being alot of media articles written lately on the issue of activism - mainly because of the explosive massive street protests occurring in Hong Kong during the past few [...]

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Dear Gilbert, Hi, my name is Steven. I found your website on Reddit when looking for information/support for my depression. I really like what I’ve read and I think the services you can [...]

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is [...]

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