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Friday July 19th 2019

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PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

PMET facing downsizing soon brushing up on interview skills

Thanks Gilbert for your reference to Albert. I feel your organizations selfless effort in reaching out to people is highly respectable and noble. Facing downsizing is really stressful for me, as I [...]

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Jobless mum appeals for early withdrawal of CPF to treat mentally ill son rejected

Dear Ms Nur Baizurah Arshad, Thank you for feeling sorry for my family's circumstances and not lifting a finger to help. Your copied and pasted answer to my 2nd appeal is unbelievable, appalling, [...]

Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Singaporean with China wife facing housing issue due to incomplete salary payment

Dear Gilbert, My name is Koh and its my first time writing to you. I have in my own opinion the biggest trouble blockading my mind right now. My apologies though I would like to keep the mail [...]

51-year-old receptionist resigned after 2 days of work through SMS

51-year-old receptionist resigned after 2 days of work through SMS

Hi Gilbert, Hope this email finds you well! I'm just going to dive in. :) Here's the thing. My mother recently resigned from her job two days ago. According to her, she's only been there for [...]

Good Samaritan appealing for assistance for needy neighbour in hospital

Good Samaritan appealing for assistance for needy neighbour in hospital

Hi Gilbert Could you do me a favor please? It's my neighbor...her name is xxx. She is a dialysis patient,  has 2 children - one is in primary school and another one is in [...]

35-year-old Singaporean PMET jobless for several months and feeling down

35-year-old Singaporean PMET jobless for several months and feeling down

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. I need support as I’m feeling really down right now. I am a Singaporean, 35 years old, a degree graduate from SIM, and jobless for several months. I [...]

40-year-old jobless PMET with A level asks if he is too old to work?

40-year-old jobless PMET with A level asks if he is too old to work?

Hi Gilbert, Came across your website while searching for government subsidised courses...am desperate to seek your advice. I was retrenched by my employer recently and have been trying to find [...]

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site inception as that is the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporeans in their darkest moment of their life. Since [...]

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Divorced woman of one son appeals to HDB for approval of loan eligibility

Hi Gilbert, I am feeling so hopeless in my currently situation. I had been diagnosed with major depression this year. I need to go for regular blood test and on long-term medication for rheumatoid [...]

30-something returning Singaporean finding it tough to adjust after living abroad for 7 years

30-something returning Singaporean finding it tough to adjust after living abroad for 7 years

Hi Gilbert, Do you have any support services for returning Singaporeans who are facing reverse culture shock? I am a 30-something single Singaporean lady, whom many describe as funny, interesting [...]

Jobless Singaporean with GCE O level can’t access WDA funding

Jobless Singaporean with GCE O level can’t access WDA funding

Dear Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well. I am seeking some advice from you. I have been unemployed for the last 2 years, doing mostly part time admin work. A search for full time [...]

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, opposition politics and a new dawn for Singapore

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, opposition politics and a new dawn for Singapore

Dr Tan Cheng Bock's announcement of his intention to start a new party has brought forth alot of cheers and hope to the opposition camp. Its the first time that any ex-PAP MP has switched camp so [...]

Jobless man with 20 years of security experience has to sell home to survive

Jobless man with 20 years of security experience has to sell home to survive

Dear Mr Gilbert, Good evening to you. I have heard of you and I am aware that you have helped many people. My name is Haniff. I have over 20 years of experience in the security industry. For [...]

Singaporean retrenched after working for ten years and blaming pro-foreigner hiring policy

Singaporean retrenched after working for ten years and blaming pro-foreigner hiring policy

We interviewed Rose online - who has been working for a Japanese company for the past ten years but was recently retrenched. Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you [...]

Career advice for a fresh IT graduate from a hiring manager

Career advice for a fresh IT graduate from a hiring manager

Han Wei, I previously posted a reply to a 40+ years IT person looking for a job and Gilbert excerpted it and called it career advice. It was not. But with this reply I hope to give you some career [...]

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