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Monday February 27th 2017

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Singaporean employees bullied by FT and forced to leave a medical company

Singaporean employees bullied by FT and forced to leave a medical company

Dear Gilbert, I have always been an avid reader of articles from your website as it exposes the truth in Singapore about unemployment and unfair dismissals and areas which have been [...]

Highflier millennial’s first day at work and feel like a minority in his own country

Highflier millennial’s first day at work and feel like a minority in his own country

Gilbert As you know I started on my new job this week. First day was horrible… 1)      No HR to welcome me, nobody asked for my bank account details or ask to sign the contract. Had to [...]

Unemployed PMET jobless for 7 months and frustrated by fruitless interviews

Unemployed PMET jobless for 7 months and frustrated by fruitless interviews

Dear Silas, I feel for you because I too am unemployed for the last 7 months. I resigned from my job last year to do a full-time diploma course but till now is still unsuccessful in my job [...]

Lady PMET with 3 kids terminated after returning from maternity leave

Lady PMET with 3 kids terminated after returning from maternity leave

Dear Sir I am writing with a heavy heart of the attached termination letter received from my company. I was given this letter 2 weeks just after resuming from my 16 weeks of maternity [...]

Female PMET works less than a month but ask to pay 2 months’ notice

Female PMET works less than a month but ask to pay 2 months’ notice

Hi Mr Gilbert, My name is Stacy. I am writing to you as I saw your article addressed to Felicia on her 6 months’ compensation pertaining to employment contract. I would like to seek advice [...]

Husband forced to resign and driving Uber in order to survive

Husband forced to resign and driving Uber in order to survive

Thank you Gilbert for following up on my case. As expected, my husband was forced to write out his resignation letter when called back to see the HR director (HR even gave him a template and to [...]

The local PMET’s one–year unemployment story

The local PMET’s one–year unemployment story

Dear Mr Gilbert, Good day to you. My name is Silas (name changed) and I came across transitioning.org while looking for information pertaining to unemployed individual. Here's my story and hope [...]

53-year-old Indian PMET unable to land safety co ordinator job due to language barrier

53-year-old Indian PMET unable to land safety co ordinator job due to language barrier

Dear Gilbert. I am a Singaporean and 53 years old. Last year I upgraded myself and took up WSH Safety coordinator course. Till date I am struggling to find a job as a safety coordinator. I [...]

Local PMET laid off due to budgetary constraints in bank but FTs still work on

Local PMET laid off due to budgetary constraints in bank but FTs still work on

I work in a local bank as a IT contract staff through an agent which also have many Filipino and Indian IT staff. After my contract completed, my employer extended my contract for another one year [...]

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover of his industry

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover of his industry

Hi Gilbert After months of going through interviews and sending out emails to companies in Singapore the response was totally zero. Since last year I have been going to e2i and CDC to seek [...]

Lady PMET jobless for 7 months and feeling depressed

Lady PMET jobless for 7 months and feeling depressed

Dear Gilbert I am Stacy (name changed) and now 46 years old. Have been jobless for the past 7 months. I have been sending out resumes on the job portal for some accounting and administrative [...]

37-year-old overseas PMET returns to Singapore and became a taxi driver

37-year-old overseas PMET returns to Singapore and became a taxi driver

Hi Gilbert I got a ECE dip, years of sales experiences and oversea work experiences. But when I returned to Singapore with my family to find a job, I realized, with only a diploma, my basic pay is [...]

Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Jobless fresh graduate feeling lost and alone with no hope in the future

Hi Mr Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months back, I have been a regular reader. Ya know, some stories are really scary and as of now I'm unnerved as hell. I graduated last year [...]

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Ex-army regular found job in the private sector after 11 years in the service

Wanted to share a word of encouragement… Better job lobang (opportunity) After a few years in the forces, many of us army regulars will start thinking if grass is greener outside, and we [...]

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Pioneer SMU accounting graduate giving advice to a jobless SMU graduate

Hi Ivan I am your senior from the pioneer accounting batch of 2001 and graduating pioneer batch of 2004 (yes I left in 3 years). I have been with accounting firms from Big to small , LLP to SME [...]

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