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Asian woman married to Caucasian for 15 years feeling the heat of marital strife

Asian woman married to Caucasian for 15 years feeling the heat of marital strife

Dear Gilbert, I have made several attempts in the past to search for help that could bring me out of this dilemma. Today,  after another argument with my spouse, I came across your website and  [...]

Generation Y PMET’s Analysis of Our Current Economy In Singapore

Generation Y PMET’s  Analysis of Our Current Economy In Singapore

Dear People, Lynn Chen In light of the recent General Elections, where people out rightly displayed their frustrations and resentment, many issues once hushed, lying dormant for a long time were [...]

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Having the occasional opportunity to take off and stay abroad for a few weeks annually  during the past few years, many friends have marvelled at my distinct priviledge - something that is not [...]

Young PMET Ambivalent About Working in Voluntary Welfare Organisation

Young PMET Ambivalent About Working in Voluntary Welfare Organisation

Dear Gilbert, Nice to hear that you're enjoying yourself in Sydney! By the way, I think I owe you this email to inform you that I've landed up with a job. However that said, I am still having [...]

29-year-old Malay PMET with engineering masters degree unemployed for 2 years

29-year-old Malay PMET with engineering masters degree unemployed for 2 years

We are currently trying to  feature  highly-educated  unemployed PMETs in this interview series and  ask our employers to contact us if they find the person featured suitable for any vacancies [...]

Lady PMET Facing Difficulty Getting Local Job After Dubai Assignment

Lady PMET Facing Difficulty Getting Local Job After Dubai Assignment

  Hi Gilbert   I came across your website about a month ago and I liked it a lot. I am kind of saddened about the situation here. I was in Dubai for 5 years and returned last October. I was very [...]

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

I joined Mindef immediately after my ROD in 1982 - my starting pay was $720 then and it meant  the world to me. I later found out that many of my peers who joined  the private sector started [...]

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

I was not surprised that netizens took strongly to what our Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsein Loong has  mentioned on the new cracks between newly-converted citizens and native ones.  A check with the [...]

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Transitioning is priviledged recently to assist  several local employers out to hire our local jobless PMETs. Unfortunately, I have met some who told me point-blankly that they don't hire our [...]

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Like many Singaporeans,  I was saddened by news of two PRC Chinese workers  tragically killed in the MRT construction site at Bugis on Thursday. Even our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has [...]

NUS Honours Graduate Finding It Tough Getting Employment Due To Depression

NUS Honours Graduate Finding It Tough Getting Employment Due To Depression

  Hi Gilbert,    Thanks for the speedy response! I did not expect it, you just made my day. Thank you.    I'll try not to be too wordy, but it is a bit of a long story... please bear with [...]

Why Singaporean PMETS job hop mostly from SMEs

Why Singaporean PMETS job hop mostly from SMEs

I was  considered a job hopper when a friend who viewed my resume told me that most of the jobs that I took up seldom lasted more than two years especially for the last decade. I remembered [...]

Why Singaporean PMETs always think like a worker and won’t become bosses

Why Singaporean PMETs always think like a worker and won’t become bosses

After seeing more than 500 jobless PMETs over a 4-year period, I have managed to piece out a few standard  profiles of these PMETs whom  I have the honour of talking to during a very difficult [...]

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

50-year-old jobless PMET against policy of bringing in more foreigners to solve low birth rate

Dear Friends, Our government is trying to bring in at least 20,000 new citizens each year in the hope of arresting the low birth rate issue.  Transitioning is carrying out a qualitative survey [...]

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

  Since I landed in Sydney about five days ago via a Scoot flight, I have been bombarded  with emails asking me about migration to down under. Some friends have even checked with me [...]

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