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Tuesday June 28th 2016

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Suicidal PMET struggling with unemployment and illness

Suicidal PMET struggling with unemployment and illness

Dear Gilbert, I have flirted with suicide thoughts for the past 7 months because of job loss linked to a chronic medical condition. It all started in Dec 2013, when I got slipped disc while [...]

48-year-old jobless engineer feeling suicidal after being asked to leave due to illness

48-year-old jobless engineer feeling suicidal after being asked to leave due to illness

Dear Gilbert, I came across your unemployment website and wish to share my current situation. I am a 49 year old buyer working in a engineering firm. During the beginning of this year, I [...]

Singaporean Eurasian found it tough to further his tertiary education

Singaporean Eurasian found it tough to further his tertiary education

Dear Sirs, I am currently at my wits end regarding gaining a proper educational qualification that enables me to at least obtain an inferior degree from SIM University which requires 3 'A' Levels [...]

Ex-employee complained about malpractices at BizHub Asia Pte Ltd

Ex-employee complained about malpractices at BizHub Asia Pte Ltd

AVOID WORKING FOR THIS RECRUITMENT AGENCY:- Bizhub Asia Pte Ltd 81 Ubi Avenue 4, Ubi One # 9-13, Singapore 408830 1. When I was working there my manager would force me to work after office [...]

Foreigner on Dependent’s Pass found it difficult to get a recruitor job

Foreigner on Dependent’s Pass found it difficult to get a recruitor job

Postby gmse26 » Fri, 04 Dec 2015 5:56 pm Hi all, I moved to Singapore on a Dependant's Pass 6 weeks ago from London and have been searching for recruiter/talent positions. Most of the [...]

Security guard unhappy about Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation

Security guard unhappy about Police Licensing & Regulatory Department’s regulation

Hi Gilbert. I am not writing this to KPKB but to share with all my fellow security guards. I have a very nasty encounter with a security agency at the "Frontline" of the Year-end Festive Season [...]

Singaporean lamenting about salary dfference between local and foreign PMETs

Singaporean lamenting about salary dfference between local and foreign PMETs

I myself was unemployed for 2 years and just recently found a job. All I can say is this, low paying job is better than having no job at all. I’m now currently working for a Jap MNC and my [...]

Singapore PMET discouraged from seeking labour redress from Transitioning.org

Singapore PMET discouraged from seeking labour redress from Transitioning.org

Dear Minister Lim Swee Say, I take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holiday and I would like to add further input into this case before the commencement of the Labor Court this [...]

Singaporean driving taxi after unemployed for one year and shared a one bedroom with family

Singaporean driving taxi after unemployed for one year and shared a one bedroom with family

Dear Gilbert, My name is Terence. I am a 48-year-old Singaporean who is currently driving a taxi. I am a father of 2 very young children, age 5 and 7. I was formerly a training manager for [...]

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Local PMET with MBA unemployed for 3 years and looking at overseas opportunities

Hi Gilbert I am a born bred Singaporean. I am pretty well educated armed with a MBA from a top 5 business school. I have been unsuccessfully looking for a job for three years. I was able to [...]

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

Singaporean complained about unfair labour practices in American FinTech firm SunGard

*SunGard is a FinTech company which has questionable HR practice. 1. The senior management are all French origin and the middle layer made up of FT Indians. No Chinese or Singaporean in [...]

What lessons can we learn from City Harvest Church court trial?

What lessons can we learn from City Harvest Church court trial?

The City Harvest Church (CHC) court trial thankfully finished after 3 years and 100 over days of open court trial which mesmerises the whole country. Jail sentences will likely be part of the [...]

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

English language teacher resigned from TMIS after dubious attendance-taking in class

Tourism Management Institute of Singapore (TMIS) hired teachers to teach English courses to students from China, Myanmar, Vietnam required by ICA before they can proceed to taking the diploma courses [...]

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Third victim of cheating scam by Young PAP member company

Dear Mr Singh, Thank you for your prompt response, However, I still have another case that is bothering both my wife, Mdm Chow and I that we are unable to sleep for nights as we have a special [...]

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

MAS unable to assist in cheating scam of company set up by Young PAP member

Dear Mr Lim, I refer to your email dated 11 May 2014 to the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and our tele-conversation on 4 June 2014. As shared earlier, the email has been [...]

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