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Thursday December 8th 2016

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SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

SP threatens to shut off jobless single mum’s power and water supply due to unpaid bill of $630

Dear Sir, Good afternoon. My name is Liza. I am a single mum of 2 kids age 8 and  6 years old. I also live with my mum in a 2 room rental flat. I get to know you through your f.acebook  [...]

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Homemaker worried for breadwinner husband’s job affected by office’s politics

Hi Mr Gilbert, My husband was shouted at in a department meeting by the GM to get out of the room and that he is no longer a part of his team. He was happy and productively working at the job [...]

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Jobless 29-year-old science graduate suicidal and seeking for assistance

Hi Gilbert I am currently unemployed and 29 years old. I have a degree in science. I am planning to study accounting to increase my job opportunities. I hope I can get a job through this [...]

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

Jobless diploma holder disappointed with e2i job fair

  Avoid going to e2i job fairs! Been jobless since 1 month ago... There were various industries, hotel, retail, F &B etc. I went to the retail industry instead as I have almost [...]

Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Degree holder felt ashamed she is jobless for a year without any full-time job offer

Hi Gilbert, I’m a degree holder and I am having difficulties finding a job which can offer me a salary of at least $2K. In fact, I’m actually having difficulties in getting interviews from the [...]

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Jobless diploma holder living in JB with husband to save cost

Hi, I'm so glad I have found your website. I'm currently jobless and homeless. It's impossible for anybody to understand but I wish to be anonymous for this. I came from an abusive/demanding [...]

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinate

Dear Gilbert, I am a fourth generation Millennial Singaporean. I am writing this article as a rant anonymously and this is the first time I am doing so to pen my thoughts down to vent my [...]

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Stat board rescinded on signed contract last minute leaving PMET in the lurch

Hello Gilbert, I have been offered a contract  to work for a government stat board, and am  supposed to start work today. However they called me yesterday and told me that my work start date [...]

66-year-old ex-teacher and journalist struggling with unemployment

66-year-old ex-teacher and journalist struggling with unemployment

Dear Gilbert As an ex-journalist and ex-teacher, I find it very difficult to land a job, not least because of certain discriminating and unfair practices of employers, including the [...]

Why the current IT sector has little local representation

Why the current IT sector has little local representation

Gone are the days when anyone can just setup a bodyshop and hire Indians, Pinoys, Chinese and hawk them out to MNCs for a 1 or 2 year contact. Now rightly or wrongly( mostly the latter)  its assumed [...]

47-year-old jobless for a year and requesting for ebook version

47-year-old jobless for a year and requesting for ebook version

Hi Gilbert, I hope this email finds you well My name is Johnson Lee and I am a PMET who has been out of job for coming to 12 months and I have been looking (and still hunting) for job (without [...]

Female engineering degree holders condemned to work in management role or deskbound job?

Female engineering degree holders condemned to work in management role or deskbound job?

Dear Gilbert, www.transitioning.org has been a great resource in helping me with my job search, thank you so much for the platform. I am currently looking for a job in the engineering sector [...]

PMET didn’t clear probation and joined the unemployment rank again

PMET didn’t clear probation and joined the unemployment rank again

Hi Gilbert, Good afternoon. My name is Ben (name changed), as per my situation explained below, I am currently unemployed. I have been an Academic Support Officer at a local company that is [...]

Returning Singaporean jobless and his advice to us: LEAVE Singapore

Returning Singaporean jobless and his advice to us: LEAVE Singapore

  I am also one of those who have been working out of Singapore for the past 7 plus years. Frankly after being away for so long, I do not think I will ever be able to work in Singapore [...]

Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Jobless banker who earn more than $250,000/annum frustrated with government agencies

Hi Gilbert I had not been accessing this email for a while - created this email only for communications for you because I wanted a veil. Logged in today because I read your interview, a couple [...]

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