[Advice] Is it worth moving to the US?

Microsoft S@ty@N
Jul 19, 2018 27 Comments

Working with a team which is super toxic and people who are cut throat, Psychopaths/Sociopaths, from a non-US office, just because the project is really good and guarantees great career progression.

Recently got an offer to move to the US and accepted.

Now thinking that maybe it's going to be super stressful and may take a toll on health, family etc (have two kids to take care of).

I have two options :
1. Don't relocate, stay where I am, transition slowly to another project/team
2. Move to the US (bearing additional overhead of relocation, setting up home and other things in a foreign country, paper work, visa and immigration issues etc) and face these people everyday in person

What should I do? Just back off? Or take risk with a hope of better career growth?

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  • Cisco doape
    You gotta be kidding me right?

    Life with legal immigration process now will be such a shit show. Imagine all your super toxic environment at work, but in real life. Everything will be super frustrating.

    At least in your country, you can tell your coworkers to fuck off, quit and find a new job.

    Here, I dare you to do that when you have mouths to feed and mortgages to pay.

    US is a hell hole, only good for people with extremely shitty lives in their home country. Come here only if you're from a shithole country where your quality of life and self respect is so low that the US government disrespecting and harrasing you won't bother you much.
    Jul 19, 2018 2
    • Lyft bekoll
      I've gone through 9 years of torture and still no GC. they took my blood three times and vaccinated me against very rare diseases long abolished from the western world.
      I'm not from a shithole but from a wealthy 1st world country with a GDP per capita slightly lower than then US. In my country and possibly all others, the government incessantly humiliates its own people on a daily basis. thousands of small interventions, fill a form here, get a permit there, and it feels worse than the TSA agent groping my balls. It's because it's my own country and I'm just trying to live my daily boring life.
      Whenever I get some shit mail from the DHS, be it another RFE or what not, I remind myself of all the nice things I can have in the US. a big apartment, a fast car, roads to drive said car, online shopping, beautiful cities and suburbs. the American suburb has no equal elsewhere, not in space, beauty, road access and affordability.
      Fuck the government, it's still an awesome country.
      Jul 19, 2018
    • Cisco doape
      ^ suit yourself. I'm not going to debase myself, my education and my talent in this country. I cannot care less about American suburbia and people living there when they don't care about a LEGAL educated immigrant.
      Jul 19, 2018
  • Oracle bonan5a
    Moving to the US? Wrong solution to a local problem! You gotta have other reasons. I can guarantee that you'll meet all the villains you named in your next workplace too!
    Jul 19, 2018 0
  • Dell Issaquah
    Move here and move to amazon in an year. You will have substantially high savings.
    Jul 19, 2018 2
    • eBay tpXj01
      u forgot about his concern for stress?
      Jul 19, 2018
    • Dell Issaquah
      I take politics and stress as part of the game. He need to learn the art of dealing with it. There is no escape
      Jul 19, 2018
  • Capital One
    Drake

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    Drakemore
    Lol^ this person is on the extreme end of the spectrum in dislike for the US. One quick look at objective studies (happiness of citizens, pollution, etc.) will tell you that's just a personal opinion but hardly true.

    US is like any other first world country with its quirks, definitely better than a third πŸ˜‚
    Jul 19, 2018 16
    • Capital One
      Drake

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      Drakemore
      Let me repaste your comment:

      "US is a hell hole, only good for people with extremely shitty lives in their home country. Come here only if you're from a shithole country where your quality of life and self respect is so low that the US government disrespecting and harrasing you won't bother you much."

      Lol... Still haven't offered any substantial argument to back up your extremist opinion. Anyone who doesn't agree is in a bubble? What a joke. πŸ˜‚
      Jul 20, 2018
    • Cisco doape
      Please explain US legal immigration process to us. I don't think you understand it one bit. You must be one of those guys who thinks it's like going to the DMV to get a driver's license.

      Please explain what you know in detail
      Jul 20, 2018
    • Capital One
      Drake

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      Drakemore
      "US is a hell hole, only good for people with extremely shitty lives in their home country. Come here only if you're from a shithole country where your quality of life and self respect is so low that the US government disrespecting and harrasing you won't bother you much."

      πŸ˜‚ explain yourself. Don't derail from what you said.
      Jul 20, 2018
    • Cisco doape
      The explanation is evident to people not ignorant about legal immigration here. I suggest you take your ignorant ass to go read something about your own country
      Jul 20, 2018
    • Capital One
      Drake

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      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      Jul 20, 2018
  • Microsoft dVOy34
    I depends on what is your goal. I can totally vouch in Microsoft you have faster growth in US then India. I have seen that at all levels of job & you have better options in terms of team.

    The quality of life is better: the air that you breath, the water you drink especially if you moving it from India. US is very cosmopolitan.

    I’m not sure how much money you going to save with single earner, two kids. Buts it’s going to be not much delta initially but over the time it will be higher as you get more stocks and get promoted faster, you can get H1B and apply to other companies with more money so it’s definitely a good deal with 4- 5 years in mind

    Work: yes life in US will demand more from you. You would need to manage house & do most of chores yourself. Visa is pain, renew and that constant annual fear of facing immigration interview. It is bit taxing.

    Now it’s in you want do you want out of your life! Everything has its own pros & cons, you have to decide which one to choose from.
    Jul 19, 2018 0
  • Yelp CapKirk
    How do you define the worth?
    Is it worth moving to us to escape a very local problem? No, as us doesn't guarantee that u work with better people. Overall, the sample space might be better, but boils down to the manager

    Is it worth moving for money?
    With 2 kids and a family already I dont see great savings.

    Worth moving for better work culture?
    Yes.

    So the list goes on
    Jul 19, 2018 0
  • New / Product
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    nicebotmore
    Depends on how high the chances of it being a good long term move are.
    Jul 19, 2018 0

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