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Jobless accounting and finance professional lamenting about pitfalls of contractual jobs

Jobless accounting and finance professional lamenting about pitfalls of contractual jobs

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and decided to write in. I am a middle age accounting and finance professional with more than 10 years of experience. I am facing problem whereby my [...]

Jobless graduate coping badly with office bullying and double dismissal

Jobless graduate coping badly with office bullying and double dismissal

Hi Gilbert, I am currently unemployed due to my mental condition. I was fired by two companies within the first half of this year and it was traumatic to my emotional health. I was a victim of [...]

Jobseeker’s horrible encounter with Recruit Express job agency

Jobseeker’s horrible encounter with Recruit Express job agency

Dear Editors, I want to relate my horrible encounter with staff from Recruit Express job agency and a gentle warning to all jobseekers about their ethics. Recently, I have submitted my resume [...]

Expat asking on the benefits of Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) – Singapore Expats forum

Expat asking on the benefits of Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) – Singapore Expats forum

Comment by American » Tue, 26 May 2015 8:23 pm Hello All, I recently applied for and got my PEP (Personalised Employment Pass) approved. My intent is to stay in Singapore for the long-run and [...]

Local PMET resigned without a job due to salary inconsistency and finally found one recently

Local PMET resigned without a job due to salary inconsistency and finally found one recently

Dear Gilbert, I’m a 40+ year old Singaporean (born here). I have left my employment of many years, a few months ago, without a job. I just couldn’t continue working there because of my [...]

Indian FT asking on how to look for work and migrate to Singapore permanently

Indian FT asking on how to look for work and migrate to Singapore permanently

Hi Gilbert, Hope you are doing great. I read your article on your website which describes why Singapore is the best place to work and live. It was really impressive and helped me clear my [...]

Jobless breadwinner with master degree wants all EPs to stop immediately for PMET vacancies

Jobless breadwinner with master degree wants all EPs to stop immediately for PMET vacancies

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Patrick: I am a Singaporean PMET with many years [...]

People with disabilities facing challenges in our modern economy

People with disabilities facing challenges in our modern economy

Dear Gilbert, I came across your website while doing some research about employment issues. It is great effort in this Transitioning society you are driving. I read an article in the papers [...]

Post-labour day forum on Income Inequality – 30 May (Sat) from 2.30pm to 5pm

Post-labour day forum on Income Inequality – 30 May (Sat) from 2.30pm to 5pm

Dear Singaporeans, We are presenting a post-labour day forum on the topic - Income Inequality. The details are as follows: Date: 30 May (Sat) Time:  2.30pm to 5pm Venue: Blk 231 Bain [...]

Fake Talent: Senior IT foreign manager unsure about difference between LAN and WAN

Fake Talent: Senior IT foreign manager unsure about difference between LAN and WAN

Dear Returning Singapore, I am glad you really gave local applicants fair chances to be chosen for interviews. Thanks for reminding Singaporeans to get out of their complacency but I feel that [...]

Filipina EP holder with Indian wife S-Pass holder on combined income of $8500/month enquiring on PR rejection

Filipina EP holder with Indian wife S-Pass holder on combined income of $8500/month enquiring on PR rejection

Hi I am a Filipina EP holder working in Singapore as purchasing manager salary SGD$4800.00/ married to Indian guy who is S-PASS operation manager salary SGD$4000.00/ both working in Singapore for [...]

Australian passport holders stucked in Changi Airport due to middle name fiasco

Australian passport holders stucked in Changi Airport due to middle name fiasco

I like to share my horrible experience with one customer service counter in Terminal One Premium Check in Suite. We are Australian passport holders. We booked our tickets from Singapore to Xiamen [...]

15-year-old student seeking assistance for mum and frustrated with inflexibility of Comcare policies

15-year-old student seeking assistance for mum and frustrated with inflexibility of Comcare policies

Dear Mr Lye (PAP branch), I refer to our brief conversation last Sunday during your house visit which you asked to be emailed  again concerning our 2 unresolved issues. On the SSO side, I [...]

Divorcee lamented at inability to buy BTO flat and money stucked with funds ran by senior ex-civil servant

Divorcee lamented at inability to buy BTO flat and money stucked with funds ran by senior ex-civil servant

Dear Sir/Mdm, Thank you for your response. I am now at my wits end and hope you can kindly help to highlight my difficulties as I've already seen my WP MP many times but suspect that the PAP [...]

Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

I have lived and worked in Singapore for more than 5 years and have visited the country for more than ten years; but I agree with the local Singaporeans (I am a Caucasian). I feel the PAP is doing [...]

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