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Local PMET: I want a cheaper, better and faster government too!

Local PMET: I want a cheaper, better and faster government too!

Hi Gilbert I read one of your articles on employers' perspective of hiring locals vs foreigners.  To a good extent, I agree with some of the statements posted by employers that local workers [...]

Jobless PMET now owns a small engineering firm reaching out to fellow jobless Singaporeans

Jobless PMET now owns a small engineering firm reaching out to fellow jobless Singaporeans

Dear Gilbert,  I chanced upon your site when I was out of job on 16th April 2012 (1 day short notice). Like many unemployed Singaporeans out there, I experienced the same emotional [...]

Are foreigners better workers than our locals?

Are foreigners better workers than our locals?

  I just don't like it and I don't know why...maybe I am being too patriotic here. How some local employers could slam our own local workers blatantly for being soft and whimpy even [...]

Mid 30s Diploma Holder Jobless for Ten Years – Why?

Mid 30s Diploma Holder Jobless for Ten Years – Why?

  Hi Gilbert, I found your website recently. and I think it is informative. I have some doubts,  if possible please give me some advice. It is a bit long winded though, and I [...]

Ousted relief teacher in her 50s now working for $5/hour at 7-Eleven

Ousted relief teacher in her 50s now working for $5/hour at 7-Eleven

  Hi Gilbert   I am Ann here. I only realised the existence of such a support group through the yahoo news.   I would definitely join in the recent event had I known earlier!   I was  [...]

51-year-old jobless graduate who earned $4000/month before contemplating becoming a security guard

51-year-old jobless graduate who earned $4000/month before contemplating becoming a security guard

    Dear Gilbert,   I am  51 years old,an unemployed male Singaporean holding a degree in Bachelor of Arts in English Language & Literature.   I made a serious error of judgment in [...]

Filipino-only discriminatory advertisement from Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd

Filipino-only discriminatory advertisement from Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd

  Accredit HR Consultancy Pte Ltd.   Hardware Engineer     JOB DUTIES• Responsible for the development and support of the electronics hardware used in [...]

Public forum on Minimum Wages – for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) at 2.30pm

Public forum on Minimum Wages – for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) at 2.30pm

  Transitioning will be organising a public forum on Minimum Wages - for the low waged workers on 9 Jun (Sat) from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The venue will be at National Volunteer & [...]

Singaporean couple migrating to New Zealand for better work life balance

Singaporean couple migrating to New Zealand for better work life balance

We continue our online interview series on  Singaporeans residing abroad. As many as 190,000 Singaporeans now work and study overseas and in this particular interview, we feature someone who has [...]

Local textile company prefers to hire foreigners over local workers. Why?

Local textile company prefers to hire foreigners over local workers. Why?

  Hi Gilbert,   I have to say you are doing a very noble thing to help fellow jobless Singaporeans to get a job.   It is not because Singapore employer likes to employ foreign workers, but [...]

Jobless 39-year-old NTU Engineer: Worked 5 Months As PT Librarian At $4/hour

Jobless 39-year-old NTU Engineer: Worked 5 Months As PT Librarian At $4/hour

Hi Gilbert,   I came across your article on hardwarezone forum today....the one on Thomas who is doing a $1.6k technician job despite  having a NTU degree.   First of all, kudos to you for [...]

S-Pass Whistle blower: Errant unethical practices of local employment agency

S-Pass Whistle blower: Errant unethical practices of local employment agency

I have decided to come Singapore to work  so that I can earn a good income to support my family back home. I contacted a Singapore employment agency and they found me  suitable for their [...]

Lone local graduate struggling in a sea of foreign workers in her SME

Lone local graduate struggling in a sea of foreign workers in her SME

 Hi Gilbert, e0D Haven't spoken to you for quite some time. How are you?  For me, I have been working with my foreign colleagues for nearly two months. I have also lunched with them. It [...]

Political reason why our government insists on 24 months of lengthy compulsory conscription?

Political reason why our government insists on  24 months of lengthy compulsory conscription?

Singapore now has the distinguished reputation of having one of the longest conscription period for its' male citizens - 24 months. We are also  one of the few countries in the world that still [...]

Sundown Half Marathon on 26 May: Running for the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans

Sundown Half Marathon on 26 May: Running for the unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans

   I will be running this Saturday's Sundown half marathon - flag-off at 12.30am at Nicoll Highway MRT station open field. I ran last year's Sundown half marathon but came in with a [...]

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