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Evidences of More Permanent Resident Applications Been Rejected

Evidences of More Permanent Resident Applications Been Rejected

More Permanent Resident Applications Rejected Compiled from: http://www.expatsingapore.com/forum/index.php/topic,25194.30.html 1.    notsoworthless, 25 March 2010, 0:36:45 am I'm a PR and got approved after 1.5 months. I applied prior to [...]

Ladies, forget maternity leave

Ladies, forget maternity leave

Ladies, forget maternity leave By JANE HANSEN From: The Sunday Telegraph September 19, 2010 12:01AM HEAD-HUNTING companies say women should forgo maternity leave if they want their careers to flourish. Refusing promotion to an [...]

Jobs don’t come easy for the mentally ill

Jobs don’t come easy for the mentally ill

I refer to the article "Jobs don't come easy for mentally ill" (Sunday Times 12 Sep).   Employers have all along shun from hiring the mentally ill as they are seen as unproductive and many fear that they may be a liability at work given their [...]

Desperate journey of a jobless reader

Desperate journey of a jobless reader

This letter was first published here on  18 April 2010. Hi Gilbert,   Really,  I would advise  that your readers  get some  valid skills certification such as forklift operation, crane mover, etc. I am looking into this area even though [...]

Our modern materialistic society to be blamed for the high marital failure rate?

Our modern materialistic society to be blamed for the high marital failure rate?

Written by: Gilbert Goh One in three marriages break up in our country and the situation does not look like it’s going to improve. Many friends around me have also thrown in the marital towel and are on their own now licking their wounds. [...]

How to squash worry and grab more happiness out of life in tough times

How to squash worry and grab more happiness out of life in tough times

How to squash worry and grab more happiness out of life in tough times November 05, 2009|By Judy Dutton, CNN Health These days it can feel like the age of anxiety is winning over the pursuit of happiness. An uncertain economy and the swine flu [...]

SPH sacks senior exec for illegal payments, pocketing vouchers

SPH sacks senior exec for illegal payments, pocketing vouchers

SPH sacks senior exec for illegal payments, pocketing vouchers By Ion Danker – September 17th, 2010 Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has dismissed a senior executive after he voluntarily admitted to receiving illegal payments and [...]

Singapore average earnings fell to $3, 819, unemployment remained unchanged at 84, 400

Singapore average earnings fell to $3, 819, unemployment remained unchanged at 84, 400

Singapore average earnings fall, not unemployment Posted by Blowin' In The Wind - copied with permission Average earnings fell while there was no drop in unemployment in the second quarter of this year, according to the Singapore labour [...]

S’pore should not set a minimum wage for low-income workers: Lim Boon Heng

S’pore should not set a minimum wage for low-income workers: Lim Boon Heng

S'pore should not set a minimum wage for low-income workers: Lim Boon Heng By Julie Quek | Posted: 15 September 2010 2330 hrs SINGAPORE : Singapore should not set a minimum wage for low-income workers, according to Minister in the Prime [...]

Wife left me because of my lower pay package

Wife left me because of my lower pay package

My name is Peter and I am 46 years old. My wife and I now live separately and the divorce will be finalised after 3 years of separation according to the Singapore’s divorce law. I honestly did not see it coming until about 2 months ago. My wife [...]

Jobless Singaporean migrant in Perth having difficulty adjusting

Jobless Singaporean migrant in Perth having difficulty adjusting

Hi Gilbert,   I am still struggling  to adapt in Perth  since we relocated here mid last year. There is always this unsettling feeling about  getting a job - losing hope already, weather - freezing cold, lifestyle - doing the same thing each [...]

Former broker now a security guard

Former broker now a security guard

Former broker now a security guard From millions a year, ex-broker now earns $50 a day. Sat, Sep 11, 2010 AsiaOne Once, he earned tens of thousands a month; now, ex-broker Andrew Michael Teo works as a security guard for $50 a day. The [...]

Comments Made by Ex-Singaporeans on Singapore

Comments Made by Ex-Singaporeans on Singapore

Comments Made by Ex-Singaporeans on Singapore Posted by redshirttt on 12 Sep 2010 Hi John .. this is an awesome analysis. I’m from Singapore, but I’ve since become an American citizen. Detached from my native country, I often read articles [...]

Why some PRs unwilling to become citizens

Why some PRs unwilling to become citizens

I refer to the article "PRs won't be forced to become citizens" (ST 8 Sep).   I agreed with Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong that permanent residents (PRs) can't be forced to take up citizenship in Singapore or anywhere else in the [...]

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Top Five Regrets of the Dying

Top Five Regrets of the Dying 09 September 2010  By Bronnie Ware  For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to [...]

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