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Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

Singapore in 2017 – start of the end of a golden era?

As we all count down to the year end with the usual Christmas greetings and new year festivities, most would have agree with me that it has being a difficult year for the country as a whole. More [...]

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

PMET out of job for three years and leaving Singapore to rebuild his life

First of all, you are not alone. For another 3 months, I will mark the 3rd year anniversary as a jobless man too. Come straight to the point, attending E2i/CDAC courses is a good thing … yet [...]

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Unemployed PMET finding it difficult to clear RES course to be property agent

Hi Gilbert, As a senior moving into his 50s, life has been difficult. I attended the RES course and exam but failed and retook the second trial of exams only to fail again. I don’t know if you [...]

Can Dr Tan Cheng Bock unite the opposition or stand as a alternative party candidate?

Can Dr Tan Cheng Bock unite the opposition or stand as a alternative party candidate?

Photo credit: Terry Xu Together with 100 over Singaporeans, I sat in a posh auditorium at NUS listening to a 2-over hour talk by Dr Tan Cheng Bock on his post-PE plan. The audience consists of [...]

Online interview with a PMET who is jobless for 6 months and feeling depressed

Online interview with a PMET who is jobless for 6 months and feeling depressed

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Serene and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Serene: I graduated from University of [...]

PMET earning $5000 before jobless for 6 months and feeling desperate

PMET earning $5000 before jobless for 6 months and feeling desperate

Hi Gilbert, It is tough for me to finally decide to write to you as I really have no one to turn to now. I was unemployed for 6 months and I have been paying my credit cards debts using my [...]

Family of 6 with a autistic child struggling with livelihood and seeking assistance

Family of 6 with a autistic child struggling with livelihood and seeking assistance

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh Hope all is well with you. Honestly I'm not sure where to start and who do I go to. I am the only child and come from a broken family. I have nothing left but only my spouse, 4 [...]

Why the poor will get poorer and rich will get richer in Singapore

Why the poor will get poorer and rich will get richer in Singapore

The government will likely raise GST next year to shore up its coffers in order to help out the poor more - that's probably the official excuse we will hear from them. When they raised GST to 7% [...]

Why thousands of Singaporeans are flocking to Jb to live

Why thousands of Singaporeans are flocking to Jb to live

Thousands of Singaporeans now live in JB and personally I am also tempted to make the cross-over as the benefits are certainly overwhelming. For many, the better lifestyle, huge exchange difference [...]

Worker needs to pay back 3 months of salary after resigning during probation period

Worker needs to pay back 3 months of salary after resigning during probation period

Dear Gilbert, I am responding to your article on unjust employment contract. Mine is similar when my employment contract states that I have to compensate the company 3 months’ salary if I [...]

Ex-offender lost his Grab driver job after LTA didn’t renew vocational license

Ex-offender lost his Grab driver job after LTA didn’t renew vocational license

The HDB block seems desolate as I took the cranky slow lift up to visit Michael - a 46-year-old single father and currently jobless who has recently written in seeking assistance. He has a adopted [...]

Jobless engineer unable to land job for 3 years and disappointed with CDC/e2i

Jobless engineer unable to land job for 3 years and disappointed with CDC/e2i

Hi Gilbert, This is my first time writing to you though I have heard of you for many years. I have been unemployed since year 2015 and actively seeking jobs but in vain. First question that [...]

Jobless Singaporean struggling to land a job after ROD

Jobless Singaporean struggling to land a job after ROD

Hi Gilbert I am Jason, I am a true-born Singaporean who have serve in the army for the nation for 2 years of my life. Sadly to say, with the huge influx of foreigners competing in the job market, [...]

Homeless poor have little chance of breaking out in Singapore

Homeless poor have little chance of breaking out in Singapore

We completed our fifth homeless distribution last night and fortunately there is a big group of nine doing the round of giving out blanket, packed food, biscuit and mineral water. A family alone [...]

Unemployed Singaporean without any savings asking for assistance

Unemployed Singaporean without any savings asking for assistance

Dear Panel, I've been unemployed ever since LTA did not grant my vocational license in August 2017. The reason being what they say is an "undesirable record" since I chose to plead guilty to an [...]

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