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7 Manpower Issues I Wished Minister Of State Tan Chuan Jin Have Tackled

7 Manpower Issues I Wished Minister Of State Tan Chuan Jin Have Tackled

As I pondered through the several initiatives that the Ministry of Manpower has forwarded to Parliament few days ago, I was left wondering why the manpower Minister of State Mr Tan Chuan Jin never [...]

Why Isn’t The Damaging Employment Pass Given A Quota Like The S-Pass?

Why Isn’t The Damaging Employment Pass Given A Quota Like The S-Pass?

      Its still a mystery to me why our government has decided to all along restrict the influx of foreign workers by focusing on the semi-skilled S-Pass work permit system when the EP work [...]

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

Support group series on “Moving on after your divorce”

  Dear Friends, I am the organiser of the support site for the divorced www.steadymarriages.com and thank you very much for writing in seeking support for your divorce matters. We are a [...]

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Singaporean PMET working abroad: “How important is a global city to an unemployed man?”

Dear Gilbert, I am a frequent reader of your Transitioning.org website and look forward to the articles contributed by unemployed or underemployed Singaporeans. I came back from overseas with [...]

26-year-old Singaporean Woman Prefers To Be Single Now

26-year-old Singaporean Woman Prefers To Be Single Now

DPM Teo Chee Hean  has said  during the Committee of Supply Debate in Parliament that because of our low birth rate, we will have to import more new immigrants.  The Minister of Home Affairs [...]

Jobless 35-year-old IT Specialist Lost His Job To A Foreign Talent

Jobless 35-year-old IT Specialist Lost His Job To A Foreign Talent

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site since it was started  in Jan 2009 as that was also  the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporean in the [...]

Married man with young daughter: “Help me! My wife is having an affair!”

Married man with young daughter: “Help me! My wife is having an affair!”

Hi Gilbert I’m currently facing sleepless night… I could be drinking till I knock out but after 2 hours, I’ll be up again… waking up in the middle of the night staring at the window till [...]

Why Singaporeans don’t like to do their PhD here

Why Singaporeans don’t like to do their PhD here

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post: "Only One Singaporean PhD in NUS Economics Faculty" on TRE (and also chanced upon your blog) and I see that you feel strongly about this. However, I don't think you [...]

Defamatory lawsuits against TRE – a serious back-step for the blogging community?

Defamatory lawsuits against TRE – a serious back-step for the blogging community?

  The blogging community has been recently rocked by three  cases of high-profiled defamation suits against Yawning Bread and Temasek Review Emeritius involving Law Minister Mr Shanmugan,  Prime [...]

Eight Major Manpower Issues Affecting Our Country

Eight Major Manpower Issues Affecting Our Country

Hi Gilbert, I believe the following are some of the issues  faced by most of our local  workers now, namely: 1) Unlevel playing field for locals vz foreigners because of NS reservist, CPF, [...]

Ex-regional sales and marketing manager finding it tough to be re-hired

Ex-regional sales and marketing manager finding it tough to be re-hired

Dear Gilbert,   I have been following your site for the past 2 months and I must give praise to you for all you've done.   I've read alot of postings from other fellow Singaporeans who are [...]

Jobseeker frustrated at interview with Resort World Sentosa

Jobseeker frustrated at interview with Resort World Sentosa

Hi Gilbert This is to share my negative experience in job application through e2i for a Resort World Sentosa position. I was called on 14 Feb this week by RWS to go for a swim test  at [...]

Foreign talent: “My employer wanted to terminate me due to my pregnancy.”

Foreign talent: “My employer wanted to terminate me due to my pregnancy.”

Dear Gilbert, I saw your blog while searching the rights of women on maternity benefits and  I have problem on my maternity benefits. I am a foreigner and currently working in a local [...]

Lamentations of a former tutor

Lamentations of a former tutor

Hi Gilbert, I read from transitioning that you are helping jobless PMETs to find tutoring assignments while in transition. I was a tutor for a few years before I quit in 2005. I had both good and [...]

Yaw, senior civil servants, school principal – too much sex or not enough?

Yaw, senior civil servants, school principal – too much sex or not enough?

By now, the whole of Singapore would have known that Mr Yaw Shin Leong has been sacked by Workers' Party CEC  triggering a by-election in Hougang SMC. Squeaky-clean PAP MPs are  now trying to [...]

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