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Single mum who attempted suicide over housing issue called by HDB for June BTO exercise

Single mum who attempted suicide over housing issue called by HDB for June BTO exercise

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for highlighting my situation in Transitioning's blog post. I'm very grateful. I appreciate that there are many fellow Singaporeans who care and are concerned for my well being. I am still trying hard to manage all my [...]

Crane operator complaints of too many foreigners in the industry pushing down salary

Crane operator complaints of too many foreigners in the industry pushing down salary

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, A brief introduction: I'm a crane operator. I have spent almost 3 years in this trade. I'm just sharing what our government has done to the crane industry. As we all can remember, somewhere about 1 year ago, this was [...]

Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Jobless graduate don’t feel proud to be a Singaporean anymore

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website while Googling support for unemployed. Your website appeared before my eyes and I read the posts with a sharp pain in my heart. Your website gives me an avenue to voice my inner feelings that I have [...]

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Online interview: Jobless 38-year-old local graduate shares about his job search experience

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Fred and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Fred: I am a local graduate who went through the mainstream education system like most [...]

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Single bankrupt mum attempted suicide in her fruitless journey of getting a new HDB flat

Dear Sir/Mdm, I'm writing to seek much needed help on acquiring a HDB flat for the sake of my growing kid. I am a single parent currently residing with my aged mother. HDB said I'm ineligible for a BTO flat as I'm an undischarged bankrupt [...]

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Retrenched 50-year-old brother-in-law banker starting convenience store and looking for staff

Hi Gilbert, Long time no speak. I can see you are very very busy standing up for the rights of Singaporean especially the unemployed. Hats off to you. I must say you have my utmost respect for what you are doing and proven that you are [...]

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer served legal letter for owing DBS $807.36 in instalment repayment for $38,000 NUS tuition and study loan

Jobless engineer Mr Teo who suffers from mental/physical  illness received a legal letter  from law firm Yeo-Leong & Peh LLC to repay $807.36 in owed repayment tertiary loan instalment to DBS bank. He owes DBS bank the NUS Tuition Fee loan  [...]

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Local PMET unfairly terminated after four days of work at Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd but foreigners continue working

Dear Sir/Mdm, I’m writing to request for assistance. I’ve only commenced work in this company, Lian Tong & Co Pte Ltd for 4 days when they abruptly told me that my service is not needed. The rest of the foreigners at the interviews [...]

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

PhD holder with mental illness found job with $3000/month pay compared to previous $4300

Hi Gilbert, Below is my writing. I would like to remain anonymous. I was admitted to IMH twice last year. In all, I have spent six weeks in IMH. After I was discharged from IMH, my family wanted me to quit my job because they believed [...]

Malay breadwinner driver with three young children staying in one-room rental, earns $2200/month and replaced by foreigner at Gates PCM Construction Ltd

Malay breadwinner driver with three young children staying in one-room rental, earns $2200/month and replaced by foreigner at Gates PCM Construction Ltd

             Hi Gilbert I, Muhammed Gani (NRIC S7337871J) am writing about the company, GATES PCM CONSTRUCTION LTD. It's with regard to the termination of my service. I previously worked as a driver. I started working for GATES [...]

Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Father of two faces court order and arrest if can’t pay $1800 maintenance to ex-wife

Hi Gilbert   Please see enclosed.   Eventually, I will become a criminal for not able to pay $1800 / mth  after  'fighting' and 'spending' so much legal fees just to see/ access my children because of HER blockage, etc. Will be followed by [...]

Protest against Philippines Independence Celebration on 8 June 11am at Civic Plaza Ngee Ann City

Protest against Philippines Independence Celebration on 8 June 11am at Civic Plaza Ngee Ann City

Dear Singaporeans, We are calling on Singaporeans to show your displeasure with the Philippines Independence Celebration on 8 June by participating in a silent protest outside Civic Plaza Ngee Ann City. There will be no violence but only [...]

Please love us Mr Prime Minister, we are your children

Please love us Mr Prime Minister, we are your children

Dear Mr Prime  Minister  Lee Hsien Loong, I refer to your declaration at the Indian new year festival celebrated over last weekend and reported via zeenews that ""Singaporeans, new arrivals, people who are on permanent residence here, people [...]

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Finance manager earning $5000/month facing unfair dismissal and feeling lost

Dear Gilbert, First of all, I have to thank you for setting up this website that gives hope in life. The staff at the company I'm working at informed me via a teleconference that I am to be immediately terminated. I was given two letters. [...]

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

NUS IT graduate struggling with contract work, rent out HDB room and drives cab

Dear Gilbert, I like to seek your help to secure a job. I graduated from NUS in 1988. I major in Computer and Info Sciences. For 21 years, I worked in an in-house IT environment and took on various IT roles such as project manager, system [...]

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