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Saturday April 19th 2014

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Single mum of two kids requesting another PWP protest due to Little India riot

Single mum of two kids requesting another PWP protest due to Little India riot

Hi Gilbert As promised, I am writing to ask if you will be organizing another protest in the near future. It saddens me when I read the stories about Singaporeans not being able to get a full time job and have to end up doing low-end temp [...]

Twice-retrenched PMET coerced to complete layoff survey form by MOM using Statistics Act (Chapter 317)

Twice-retrenched PMET coerced to complete layoff survey form by MOM using Statistics Act (Chapter 317)

Hi Gilbert, Just wanted to let you know about an incident with MOM which is quite funny. Earlier this month, I received a survey request from MOM titled "After Layoff Survey 2013" after which I received a call from a MOM officer requesting me [...]

52-year-old woman terminated after father passed away and surviving on two part-time jobs of $600/month

52-year-old woman terminated after father passed away and surviving on two part-time jobs of $600/month

Hi Gilbert, I was working for a Child Psychologist handling all the administrative work which include cleaning the office  and the only staff there. When I started working for her, everything was in a mess. I organised her office, [...]

43-year-old jobless breadwinner PMET with NUS degree and UK MBA forced to leave company and feeling depressed

43-year-old jobless breadwinner PMET with NUS degree and UK MBA forced to leave company and feeling depressed

Dear fellow Singaporean, I am a local born Chinese male 43 years old. I do not wish to dwell on the sobering past as I really need to provide for my family and kid now. I have been jobless and finding it very difficult to land a job despite [...]

Exposed: Uber Singapore – Foreigners are mostly managers whereas locals work as drivers

Exposed: Uber Singapore – Foreigners are mostly managers whereas locals work as drivers

Dear Gilbert, I want to report on a case of preferential hiring in a company named Uber Singapore. Upon closer scrutiny of their Singapore operations, mainly email and twitter-based, I learnt that their office in Singapore is mainly run by [...]

Generation Y PMET with overseas social science honours degree struggling with unemployment

Generation Y PMET with overseas social science honours degree struggling with unemployment

Hi Gilbert, I'm a social science graduate (Psych) from a University in UK. Been encountering issues in landing a related job in the industry here. As an aspiring counsellor, I was wondering if you know of individuals in the social service [...]

35-year-old jobless graduate mum of two kids surviving on security-guard husband salary and with less than $10 in the bank

35-year-old jobless graduate mum of two kids surviving on security-guard husband salary and with less than $10 in the bank

Hi Gilbert Thanks for offering to help me look out for a job. I am 35, a business admin graduate from a overseas university with over 6 years of accounting experience on top of my admin and customer service experience. I used to  earn [...]

27-year-old jobless university twice-drop-out feeling lost and asking for career guidance

27-year-old jobless university twice-drop-out feeling lost and asking for career guidance

Hi Gilbert, I just came across your site and found it really interesting. Having understood that you have some links to business people as well as career coaches, I hope to be able to get some advice with regard to developing my career. I have [...]

Our PMET in Qatar: “Key headhunters in Singapore are FTs, HR interviewers are FTs… so they tend to favour their own kind!”

Our PMET in Qatar: “Key headhunters in Singapore are FTs, HR interviewers are FTs… so they tend to favour their own kind!”

Dear Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt response. I was dismayed to find that position taken up, oh well, if Mr. Daniel chooses to expand his presence and business in Cambodia I am always readily available - at the drop of a hat I would leave [...]

Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Jobless 47-year-old NUS graduate only offer after jobless for 7 months – $6/hour temp position from CDC

Dear Gilbert Just managed to learn of your name and  ''transitioning" website yesterday. Enclosed are my  resume and  a testimonial for your perusal. I'm 47 years old,  graduated from NUS with BSc (Maths) in 91 and  went on to work  [...]

Press release: Petition against SMRT impending fare hike and limited boycott

Press release: Petition against SMRT impending fare hike and limited boycott

Press release: Petition against SMRT impending fare hike and limited boycott Dear friends from the press, We are organising a petition drive against the impending SMRT fare hike next year and a limited boycott of its services in the month of [...]

36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

36-year-old NUS graduate prefers to be second class expat in Qatar than a jobless second class citizen in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, I am an ardent follower of yours, and have a high amount of respect for what you are doing for the larger good of unemployed and under-employed Singaporeans. I am extremely interested in this Cambodia position for IT Project [...]

Whistleblower: ANZ moves their call centre to Manila and fired hundreds here

Whistleblower: ANZ moves their call centre to Manila and fired hundreds here

- ANZ moved their call centre from Singapore to Manila in 2011 and fired people here. The telesales project had several productivity issues where the Manila agents could not perform as well as the erstwhile Singapore agents. Inspite of that, they [...]

Cotton on group: Complaint against discriminatory job advertisement for manager in training in Singapore

Cotton on group: Complaint against discriminatory job advertisement for manager in training in Singapore

Mr Peter Johnson  CEO Cotton On Group Geelong, Australia Dear Sir We are a Singaporean registered NGO acting for the interests of jobless and under employed Singaporeans. It has came to our attention that there is a discriminatory [...]

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Online Interview: 24-year-old Singaporean lady moves to NZ alone and loving it!

Transitioning: Describe abit about yourself Amy e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Amy: Female Singaporean, 24, Bachelor’s Degree, one year work experience in Sg, another year’s work experience in [...]

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