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10 Problems Faced by Project Integration Foreigners

10 Problems Faced by Project Integration Foreigners

Problem 1: Foreigners making more money than locals The future scene states that foreigners enjoy fine-dining in Marina Bay neighbourhood while locals lament the cost of increasing hawker food. [...]

Ex-JC physics teacher jobless and survive by giving tuition

Ex-JC physics teacher jobless and survive by giving tuition

Hi Gilbert, I am an experienced Physics JC teacher who has just quitted from service without a job Would appreciate it if you could help me secure full time or part time jobs. I've applied [...]

Desperate PMET found job as a retail asst and earn much less from her previous $5000

Desperate PMET found job as a retail asst and earn much less from her previous $5000

Hi Gilbert Anyway I've found employment at a retailer as a shop assistant. While I'm glad I finally found a job,  it's a far cry from my previous salary and job scope. My husband kept [...]

American expat enquiring on where to stay with rental budget of $4000/month

American expat enquiring on where to stay with rental budget of $4000/month

Hi - hope I followed the template correctly. My fiancée and I are both in our mid-20's, American, and have lived in London for the last 3 years. In 2 weeks, we are moving to Singapore and will [...]

Ramadan charity: Grand mother asking for food for two grand daughters as son in law has hole in heart

Ramadan charity: Grand mother asking for food for two grand daughters as son in law has hole in heart

Hi Mr Gilbert Can I ask for your help for my daughter and my two grand kids. She is working in a call centre taking home less than $1000 each month. I have two grand daughters age 8 and [...]

Thoughts of a fresh graduate who earns $9/hour at a childcare centre

Thoughts of a fresh graduate who earns $9/hour at a childcare centre

Dear Counselor, Please pardon me for my incoherent thoughts. I have just recovered from a bout of crying. I have been sleeping late and waking up late the past few weeks. If I remain unemployed… [...]

Ramadan charity: Son of single parent family rejected FAS by Simei ITE and seeking assistance

Ramadan charity: Son of single parent family rejected FAS by Simei ITE and seeking assistance

Dear Sir, I am writing to you as I require assistance at this point of my life. I'm currently unable to complete my school project and am afraid I can't progress to the next level of my studies [...]

Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET

Reminiscence of a suicidal jobless PMET

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for your prompt and heartfelt reply, I do appreciate it and your story. I was just reading a self-improvement book earlier and it says happiness = ratio of Accomplishments : [...]

Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Ramadan charity – homeless by end June if arrear payment is not made soon

Hi Mr Gilbert, I’m sorry to disturb you. I’m a single mom of 6 kids staying in a 1-room rental flat and currently unemployed due to my youngest 4-year-old daughter not in school yet. My [...]

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

Online interview with a jobless PhD graduate suffering from schizophrenia

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Amanda and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Hi, I am Amanda and I graduated from NUS with a Bachelor [...]

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Ramadan charity – Low-income famiy earning $1200 requesting milk for 19-month-old son

Good afternoon Mr Gilbert. I need your help…right now I am facing a financial melt down. My hubby has been sacked by a company last year and he managed to get a contract job as a packer [...]

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

Why its not worth working in Giordano Originals Singapore

GIORDANO ORIGINALS SINGAPORE PTE LTD 85% of employees are foreigners! Contract says, 44-hours work per week, 1 and  1/2 day off but they made us work more than 44 hourrs per week, sometimes they [...]

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

Is Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation healthy for the security industry?

If what you said is true, PLRD (Police Licensing and Regulatory Department) knows about this problem due to lots of feedback from the people, they should come out with their reasons why the rules is [...]

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

Why Singaporeans resent Malaysians living here but won’t say it

When Singaporeans complain about foreigners, they are particularly referring to people from their neighbouring country “Malaysia”. Most Singaporeans are afraid to discriminate and complain [...]

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

Hearing-impaired young IT graduate unfairly dismissed by SME and jobless for 6 months

First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Gerry and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Gerry: I am young, qualified and jobless deaf [...]

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