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Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Young jobless honours graduate felt there is no future for him in Singapore

Hi  Gilbert. Ever since stumbling upon your blog 3 months ago, I have been a regular reader. Ya I  know, some stories are really scary and  as of now I'm pretty unnerved as [...]

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

  Dear Friends,   I have just flew into Sydney amidst a cold wintry afternoon after sitting alright for 7  1/2 hours via a Scoot flight from  2am to 10am. Sydney is two hours ahead of [...]

How I resolved my 5-year gambling problem with football betting at Singapore Pools from 2004 – 2008

How I resolved my 5-year gambling problem with football betting at Singapore Pools from 2004 – 2008

  It is no wonder why our government is pulling out all stops  now to tackle  problem gambling among the local population. It is apparent that gambling is becoming a serious problem [...]

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Generation Y PMET with degree in finance gave up $4000/month job to be zero-income social entrepreneur

Transitioning (T): Thanks Lynn for allowing us to interview you regarding your social entrepreneur projects, can you tell us if this is your first business venture? Lynn (L): This is my first [...]

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

Wife unwilling to give up 2 1/2-year-old marriage

  Hi Gilbert,   I chanced upon your website while I was surfing the net to hope to find a solution to my problem.   My husband and I  have been dating since we were 18 and we got married [...]

Stay at home dad – are we ready?

Stay at home dad – are we ready?

  I saw Jeffrey again this week and never failed to recognise the lethargy displayed on his face. I always thought that he is older than me slightly and was shocked to realise that our [...]

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

28-year-old NUS Arts Graduate Jobless for One Year – Why?

Transitioning (T): First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online  Shirley and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Shirley (S): I am 28 years old, [...]

Top five revenue churners in Singapore

Top five revenue churners in Singapore

Singapore has been noted for introducing innovative ideas to collect great billion-dollar revenues ranging from foreign worker levies to land sales to purchase of motor vehicles (See IRAS annual [...]

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

41-year-old jobless PMET: “The economy has never been too kind to our cohort.”

We continue our online survey for local PMETs who are currently jobless and looking for work. I must say that it’s an employer’s market out there right now as companies are flushed with manpower [...]

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

How our long term visit pass holders abuse their stay here – MOM are you there?

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 pm  by kgpp Hi, guys. I am here to seek advice on  how to address my issue. I have a contract with a foreign company to provide business consultancy service. I [...]

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

GP charged a whopping $69 for coughing – new normal now?

  I was shocked to receive a bill of $69 when I consulted a General Practitioner (GP) recently at Punggol Field Blk 168 - Punggol Family Clinic for coughing.   My coughing has been most [...]

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

MOM – Foreign employment agent can practise without licence for 6 months?

  From: MOM FMMD CR (MOM) To: xxxxx Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:37 PM Subject: RE: MOMCC Email Escalation - Incident IM0569728 Dear xxxxx,                  Thank you [...]

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

27-year-old PMET landed in A & E due to work stress and later resigned

Dear Gilbert, Still remember me? Anyway, I have some  bad news that I would like to share with you. Remember when I first emailed you, I was with a media company doing marketing... Actually, [...]

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

NUS honours graduate in his 30s only earns $300/month after graduation – why?

  Transitioning (T): Hi William,  thanks for responding to our questionaire on mental illnesses.  Can you state your personal particulars e.g. age, marital status, educational qualifications [...]

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Jobless PMET desperate for full time job so that foreign wife can stay in Singapore

Dear Gilbert, Good afternoon.   I read the stories of those unemployed in Singapore on your website. I wonder if your website  recommends jobs for Singaporeans?   I am in my twenties, [...]

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