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Reader seeking advice on retrenchment

Reader seeking advice on retrenchment

  Dear Gilbert  I was advised today that my position will be eliminated tomorrow.  Any advice is appreciated.  Thank you,   Franklin  *******************  Dear Franklin, Sorry to hear about your predicament.  A [...]

Reader devastated after job rejection

Reader devastated after job rejection

Hi Gilbert, Came across your  site after typing in 'job rejection' through google. I guess you're no stranger to this topic. Let me elaborate abit about my current situation. I  worked with  Barclays Corporate in Birmingham previously, [...]

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars!

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars!

I’m so cheap, my dignity costs only seven dollars! Posted: 07/22/2010 by wheresmymanual in My Journal (reprinted with permission) The recent heavy rains have really affected my aluminum can collection. So finances have  been very tight  [...]

Singaporeans can also be foreign talent

Singaporeans can also be foreign talent

Chinese chef at work in Qatar   Many of us thought that one can be an expatriate only if he  is highly educated, highly specialised or highly connected. That's true for most expatriate postings for many  countries in the world. Things, [...]

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective

Putting Singapore’s GDP in perspective Furry Brown Dog  Written by defennder August 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm Supporters of the ruling party and status quo are fond of citing Singapore’s GDP per capita, one of the highest in the world [...]

ILO Finds Discouraged Workers in Singapore

ILO Finds Discouraged Workers in Singapore

ILO finds discouraged workers in Singapore Posted on October 2, 2010 by Abhijit on pressrun.net (reprinted with permission) More than four million people around the world stopped looking for jobs last year, according to the International [...]

MM Lee Reads Poem To His Wife

MM Lee Reads Poem To His Wife

  Mrs Lee Kuan Yew, wife of Minister Mentor, has passed away at age 89. The Saturday Profile Days of Reflection for Man Who Defined Singapore By SETH MYDANS Published: September 10, [...]

Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor

Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor

    Ex-teacher earns $15,000 a month as tutor Edvantage | Mon Sep 27 2010 She cut her working hours in half but is now earning more than double her original monthly salary. Is giving tuition "easy money"? When Ms Janice Chuah, 36, first [...]

Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times

Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times

Sucker-Punched by Life: How to Cope During Stormy Times by Barrie Davenport on September 22, 2010 in relationships, self improvement “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of [...]

Singapore Land Authority Corruption Case: What can be done to prevent future fraud

Singapore Land Authority Corruption Case: What can be done to prevent future fraud

  The smashed Ferrari that Lim, Koh's colleague, crashed last December along Nicoll Highway. No one in SLA realised that the driver, named in reports as Lim Chai Meng, was their colleague as he was known as Chris Lim in the office. -- PHOTO: SHIN [...]

Probe into ‘abuse’ of Pinoy OJTs in S’pore sought

Probe into ‘abuse’ of Pinoy OJTs in S’pore sought

Probe into 'abuse' of Pinoy OJTs in S'pore sought KIMBERLY JANE T. TAN, GMANews.TV 09/28/2010 | 02:44 PM Senator Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said he wants to look into the situation of Filipino on-the-job trainees in Singapore who are allegedly [...]

Young IT Graduate Caught in Office Politics

Young IT Graduate Caught in Office Politics

Hi Gilbert,  Deeply appreciated your fast response, I am glad I received your generous help, really got nobody to turn to. Do you need my resume? I have not been updating since 2 years ago.  Currently, I am working in this company  in the [...]

Foreign workers: Figures can be so deceptive

Foreign workers: Figures can be so deceptive

Saturday September 25, 2010 Figures can be so deceptive Insight Down South By SEAH CHIANG NEE Latest statistics show Malaysian and Indian nationals were the largest groups of new arrivals to Singapore in the past decade. But the figures do not [...]

Email Interview with a 30-Year-Old Ex-teacher

Email Interview with a 30-Year-Old Ex-teacher

 Hi Gilbert, I chanced upon your website helping fellow Singaporeans to overcome their unemployment issues. I have been seeking job opportunities after leaving the educational sector 1.5 years ago but so far nothing has being  fruitful. I have [...]

Caught up in S’pore PR issue

Caught up in S’pore PR issue

Saturday September 18, 2010 Caught up in S'pore PR issue Insight Down South By Seah Chiang Nee A radio programme attracted a number of PR callers, especially Malaysians, criticising Goh’s suggestion. Asked whether they would choose Singapore [...]

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