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Victim lost $13000 in Cuffz Holdings scam investment

Victim lost $13000 in Cuffz Holdings scam investment

Hi, I am one of the victim of the said company scammed target and I lost $13k SGD. I saw your post online gathering victims. I understand the police's stand of classifying the matter under [...]

Jobless overseas PMET finally found work and contributing back to society

Jobless overseas PMET finally found work and contributing back to society

Hi Gilbert I came across your website, I am impressed for what you have done. Let me briefly introduce myself, I am Jackson Phua, been away for many years, back to Singapore about 3 years ago, [...]

Foreigner came with high hopes but now jobless, homeless and no money

Foreigner came with high hopes but now jobless, homeless and no money

Dear Gilbert, I came to Singapore with high hopes of securing a job with decent salary, however as the in-take date has been delayed for 2 months, I was left with no income. My family in [...]

Human resource lead mocks at Singaporeans unhappy with hiring of Taiwanese Certis security

Human resource lead mocks at Singaporeans unhappy with hiring of Taiwanese Certis security

12 hours for 6 days a week, for $2700... Wow didn't know nowadays such pay is attractive enough for Singaporeans already, oh wait must throw in free logding too then locals will be attracted.. my [...]

Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Reader seeking our ebook for his jobless brother

Dear Gilbert, I have been a reader on your website transitioning.org. I am writing to ask if you can share the free online version of your book "How to survive unemployment" with me. I am [...]

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

Ex Aetos security officer works 320 hours a month and injures himself

I used to work at Aetos...first day of work was at Woodlands and got activated to do 8-hour duty after finishing "orientation lesson". After that continued for 16 hours, person who is taking over [...]

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

UniSIM graduate feeling the heat after 3 back-to-back retrenchments

Hi Gilbert, I graduated in 2009 from UniSIM. Since then, I have been in 3 different jobs, each lasting about 1 year plus to 2 years. Each job ended in retrenchment, and now my resume looks [...]

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

PMET’s warning about workplace bullying and unfair practices

Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website and I would like to let you know that your efforts on the site is truly noble and humane.  Your site's "Blacklisted Companies" come in really handy, [...]

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Young PMET’s worry about a foreign-led workforce and ignorant populace

Hi Gilbert, I came across your website and would like to express my thoughts with you. Something about myself: I graduated from a local university 2 years back and started working with the [...]

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

Homeless suicidal man’s appeal for HDB rental flat rejected

From: XXXXX To: CHAN_Yirong@hdb.gov.sg Cc: Hi HDB, I have been homeless since the beginning of 2016 and attempted suicide a couple of times but unfortunately I did not die. Yes my parents [...]

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Single mum appealing for assistance of $450 for 4-year-old son in nursery enrolment

Hi Mr Gilbert I hope you are in good health. My purpose in writing to you is to ask whether you can help with my 4-year-old son's first payment of school fees which is $450. I enrolled him for [...]

Ex-employee complained to MOM about unpaid salary and was sued afterwards

Ex-employee complained to MOM about unpaid salary and was sued afterwards

Dear Gilbert, I am very stressed and scared since I left my former company without my salary. I have lodged a claim to MOM for the unpaid salary. The hearing is soon. But I kept receiving [...]

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 [...]

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