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Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Photo of a homeless man but not the one we featured in the story A Indian friend drops me a bombshell few days before the Chinese New Year - she has brought home a homeless 40-something man whom [...]

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

Young Singaporeans aspiring to build a life in Oz should note the following, assuming you do not have a Oz spouse, direct relations in Oz or A$5 million to spare: 1) Understand the Skills [...]

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

Hi everyone, Need a little bit of advice. So I am 3.5 years (25 years old) experienced Software developer from India currently serving my notice period in a very well-known software company in [...]

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Many Singaporeans travel almost monthly to Batam for a short weekend break but so far not many have ever considered living in Batam and works in Singapore due to the expensive one-hour ferry return [...]

22-year-old unwed mum of two kids soon manages with $350/month in government’s aid

22-year-old unwed mum of two kids soon manages with $350/month in government’s aid

Visited another 22-year-old single unwed mum at Bukit Batok West last week and it took me an hour to locate the new government rental flat under the blazing hot sun. You have to go through a [...]

Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Reader hopes to network to improve services for jobless PMETs

Dear Gilbert, I have followed your website over the years and I greatly admire your kindness and tenacity in providing a service to those who are between jobs.  Your website allows them to vent [...]

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

39-year-old jobless PMET with only 2 interviews in 4 months seeking assistance

Dear Mr Gilbert, I hope things are well on your end. I had initially decided not to write in as I thought just reading the articles would have helped. I didn't want to eat into the limited [...]

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Hi Gilbert, Nice to hear from you. I rarely log into this email since it was created just for writing to you but I am glad that you cared to follow up. I actually had a pretty good year in [...]

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Inspiring 26-year-old unwed single mum of two boys surviving on $500/month aid

Went up to visit Natalie yesterday, a young 26-year-old single mum of two kids, and came away inspired and mostly in awe of her raw optimism and fighting spirit. Looking younger than her age due [...]

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

Good Samaritans provide support to the needy community around them

I visited Jefri yesterday at his 2-bedroom rental flat at Ang Mo Kio and it is a cosy place nicely tucked away at the far end of Singapore. The old rental flat is huge and sometimes it rivals [...]

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Malaysian PMET retrenched after working for 20 years without severance pay

Hi Gilbert Thanks for accepting. I read many of your posting about PMET losing their jobs in Singapore. I am not local but I have been a PR for many years in Singapore. With my kids being born [...]

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

Jobless engineer managed to secure a position but with a pay-cut of 10%

We interviewed a local engineer who managed to secure another position out of his scope and with a pay-cut of around 10% but he is grateful. He allows us to conduct a online interview with him [...]

59-year-old breadwinner thinking of killing himself after two years without work

59-year-old breadwinner thinking of killing himself after two years without work

What do you tell someone who is 59 years old, jobless for two years, a breadwinner, owed HDB almost $10,000 with 6 months of mortgages, used to earn a good income and constantly think of killing [...]

44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

44-year-old jobless chef struggling to cope with unemployment

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am Wee, married with one child, 44 year old male, currently unemployed and am in need of some help / advice finding a job. I am trained as a chef in the F&B [...]

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

LTA rather jailed man with 18 traffic summons than allowed instalment payment

Afternoon Mr Gilbert, I am Z...don’t know where to start. But I need your advice with all the problem that is troubling me. I’m am so depressed now and been contemplating suicide. I have [...]

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