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Five months ago: $60, 000/year NTU engineer, now: $1600/month technician contract job

Five months ago: $60, 000/year NTU engineer, now: $1600/month technician contract job

Thomas came in to see me all perspiring after visiting Caliberlink at Brash Basah Road two hours earlier. He also has to return to work at 2.15pm for the second shift of his 3-month-old technician [...]

NUS Arts Graduate Ambivalent About Career In Insurance Sales

NUS Arts Graduate Ambivalent About Career In Insurance Sales

Hi Gilbert Thanks for your time. I'm glad that there's a place - transitioning.org for the unemployed to get support during this dire period. It's a fantastic and noble project you've [...]

Singaporean in Beijing: How communist China treats their elderly better than us

Singaporean in Beijing: How communist China treats their elderly better than us

Hi Gilbert, Just came back from China I spent a few days recently touring the city of Beijing in China, and have some interesting observations to make. On the whole, the city seems to be [...]

Nationwide F & B May boycott update – what’s next?

Nationwide F & B May boycott update – what’s next?

The nationwide F & B boycott has entered into the thid week and I am glad that many Singaporeans have joined me in this Singaporean First movement event. We are also heartened that some [...]

Online interview on bringing in 20,000 new citizens/year to address failing birth rate

Online interview on bringing in 20,000 new citizens/year to address failing birth rate

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

Dilemma of our young jobless educated PMETs

Dilemma of our young jobless educated PMETs

Hi Gilbert, As an IT personnel, we have  the luxury (beside HR) to speak to everyone in the company. While speaking to a Filipino colleague why she chose to  engage two other Filipinos, she [...]

Singaporean senior engineer at UGL Services sacked by American boss and ostracised by Filipino technicians

Singaporean senior engineer at UGL Services sacked by American boss and ostracised by Filipino technicians

  Mr Fadil was happy when he managed to secure a senior engineer position at a MNC - UGL Services Premas Operations  Ltd late last year. He was the engineer in charge of facility management [...]

Three Members in Transition Found Jobs And Started Work Today!

Three Members in Transition Found Jobs And Started  Work Today!

Transitioning wants to congratulate three of our readers who have found jobs recently and started work today. Most of them are in their late twenties to early thirties and  jobless for about six [...]

Happy Mother’s Day to my 82-year-old mum – despite her stroke and mental condition

Happy Mother’s Day to my 82-year-old mum – despite her stroke and mental condition

Happy Mother's Day to my mum! Only if  she is able to read this blog... My mum is already 82 years young and it seems like she is getting more cheerful as the days go by - despite her stroke and [...]

Singapore for better or worse – one year after GE 2011

Singapore for better or worse – one year after GE 2011

This month marked the first year after  the watershed GE 2011 and it seemed like yesterday that we were up shaking hands with residents at Tampines NSP GRC during our rigorous [...]

Whistle blower: “Only one out of twenty who completed WDA-funded logistics course managed to get an internship attachment!”

Whistle blower: “Only one out of twenty who completed WDA-funded logistics course managed to get an internship attachment!”

In 2007, after I was retrenched from my managerial  position, I decided to seek assistance from CDC who later referred me to WDA for some upgrading courses. Upgrading was a big word then and [...]

Why are jobless women PMETs easily rehired compared to our jobless male counterparts?

Why are jobless women PMETs easily rehired compared to our jobless male counterparts?

Transitioning has seen close to 500 jobless clients by now and 75% of them are men. They are looking for counselling or coaching support from our volunteer team. I remembered when we conducted a [...]

Jobless local graduate struggling with psychosis

Jobless local graduate struggling with psychosis

I remembered that it was one fateful night in December - I could not sleep despite my exhaustion. At the back of my mind, I kept thinking about work for no apparent reason. I wasn't doing too [...]

EP Holder in MNC Bank: “90% of the work force are Indians and I am sexually harassed by my Swiss boss!”

EP Holder in MNC Bank: “90% of the work force are Indians and I am sexually harassed by my Swiss boss!”

Hi Gilbert,  Thanks very much for the work done in transitioning!    I have never really mentioned this to you before but the Indian politics in the floor I am in is amazing.  I have to agree [...]

Online interview on policy of using foreigners to arrest low birth rate

Online interview on policy of using foreigners to arrest low birth rate

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

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