30 yr Indian Male.

New / Mgmt Bedouin
Aug 5, 2018 75 Comments

Ask anything you’re curious about. Stereotyping welcome. Decently successful career.

Just want to give back.

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  • Microsoft yhi
    There are zillions of you in the US. What special do you want to give back other than h1b and GC cribbing!
    Aug 5, 2018 2
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Take it easy lol. I have my GC.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng 5'6"Indian
      "Cribbing"? He's one of us! Indian-on-Indian hate detected.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • New / Eng michalumni
    Which type of girl do you go for?
    Aug 5, 2018 7
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      I make enough lol, I don’t need the dowry. I’m sure you do too, even with the way Facebook stock is doing. Who even takes dowry in this age?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Cisco / Product Hahahehe12
      It’s sad but people do. I read a post on blind how this one Indian man got his 3 sisters married and spent almost 500k on their wedding.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Spending 500k is different from dowry. Indian weddings tend to be expensive.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Cisco / Product Hahahehe12
      No, he mentioned he paid money in dowry and to my surprise all his 3 sisters were very well educated
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      I must say it’s a poor call on his part, this isn’t a market sale. I suppose this must happen only in villages!
      Disclaimer: this may happen, I haven’t seen it in my friends or close family weddings.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Glassdoor / Eng GdJobs
    This is why Indians get ton of hate, trolls and racism here on Blind.

    Why would a 30 year old do such AMA with no concrete context?
    Aug 5, 2018 6
    • New / Eng 🌲50
      Yes nobody gives a shit OP. Get over yourself
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Ok lol. You seem to have fun shitting on me. Enjoy :)
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft DankMeeme
      This. Looks like this clown just wanted to show off that he’s a group PM or some shit.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Lol. If I post my profile humble brag, if not no context. Can’t keep the trolls happy 😂.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Eng 🌲50
      This is not trolling. Very sad OP.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
    Can you mansplain how poopcups work?
    Aug 5, 2018 13
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Fortunately only a moron would drink the “coffee” we get from the Starbucks “coffee” machines.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook Thrift
      Among full-time employees who are daily coffee drinkers, 35% “strongly” and 33% “somewhat” agree that ‘high-quality coffee supplied by employers is an important workplace perk,” according to an extensive consumer survey conducted by Experian (June 2011). So do you mean 68% of coffee drinkers are morons ?

      http://stir-tea-coffee.com/features/complexity-office-coffee/
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng Tier 1
      Oh no I would strongly agree with those people who say that “high quality” coffee is an important workplace perk.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook Thrift
      Probably poopcup adds to the quality!
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft pCAr52
      The coffee cup is for different religious reason.
      Aug 8, 2018
  • Airbnb jim.hodlen
    what’s the biggest struggle you had to overcome since coming to the US?
    Aug 5, 2018 4
    • Glassdoor / Eng GdJobs
      To stop doing the 1$=65Rp math every time I buy a fucking subway
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      I hear you, sounds like me when I first came here
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Initially it was hard to kind of communicate w/ Americans out of work. Like I didn’t know anything about football/ baseball. I made a very strong effort to hangout w/ Americans and pick that up. Believe it helped in making small talk at work. Plus it still sucks being 16hrs from home.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Airbnb jim.hodlen
      thanks for your response! I also struggle with that and should probably work harder at it
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Cisco / Product Hahahehe12
    What if you find out your arranged marriage wife isn’t a virgin :) I read another post where this guy was strictly looking for virgins haha
    Aug 5, 2018 3
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Well what if she finds out I’m not? Come on I’m 30 not 15.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng 💩F5!
      Blasphemy!! Ram ram ram ... Kaisi ashleel baatein kar raha hai ye launda!!
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Jai Shree Krishn!
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Cisco rkHq23
    Are you looking forward to your arranged marriage?
    Aug 5, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Haha good one, yes I am. 😂
      Aug 5, 2018
  • CVS Health Nixonn
    You were born here? If not, when did you come here? And where do you work currently?
    Aug 5, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Nope, I’m an immigrant. Wasn’t born in India though, hence the quicker GC. I came here for grad school in 2010. I work at Microsoft. I only use a burner for Blind.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Microsoft PXzD60
    Did you date people or were you focused on career?
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      They don’t have to be exclusive, but I was exclusively focused on my career.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Google 5’4 Indian
    5’6 or GTFO!
    Aug 5, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      I’m 5’6.5
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Dell Rorschach
    When you see constant hate/stereotyping posts against Indians how do you feel? Do you have any message for your countrymen?
    Aug 6, 2018 2
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Stereotyping is like baselining, except you have to keep training the model and adjusting the parameters. Not necessarily negative. But to answer your question I just ignore it.

      Message to my country men : “Mere gaon me ek kahawat hai, agar log tumhare kilaaf bol rahe hain; samjho taraki kar rahe ho! ;)”
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Dell Rorschach
      Lol ....
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Facebook PUMPKNS
    How many polo shirts with horizontal stripes do you own?
    Aug 7, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      2, when I was younger I used to own more 😂. It’s all a scam, when younger you dress older to get taken seriously. When older dress younger to hang w/ the crowd.
      Aug 7, 2018
  • Klue tibbets
    Really appreciate you opened up this AMA seems like you had really good intentions with it. Biggest mistake you've made in work/toughest lesson learned.
    Aug 5, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      I think early on I had quite a bit of an ego and was aggressive. I think I still got away, and managed to fix it. But in today’s workplace it can get you fired. So I think I kind of worked on calming my mind by doing meditation and not taking myself too seriously(it’s alright if people give you shit). Sometimes its important to push for a good idea even if it didn’t come from you and give up a not so good idea even if you came up with it.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • IBM wmdx47
    Obligatory TC or gtfo
    Aug 5, 2018 7
    • New / Eng RhpJ71
      460k at 30yr? Wow
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product Swiggy421
      Dayyyum, what level and role are u in?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      66, PM
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Data
      abguru

      Amazon Data

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      Google, Akamai Technologies
      abgurumore
      That's an interesting number..any inputs on your career, core skillsets that drove up your market value
      Aug 7, 2018
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      I find it hard to answer it without sounding vague, I think it’s about initially gaining expertise in a particular domain and then branching out while maintaining expertise but also demonstrating a good breadth of knowledge amongst fields that you interact w/. It helps getting noticed by being the go to guy, and most of all telling your manager & skip you’re looking to grow. Ask for feedback, show actions addressing it. Were you looking for something else?

      Also don’t look at market value, it’s probably because of the stock 😂.
      Aug 7, 2018
  • New g555
    Are you religious or gave up on that?
    Aug 8, 2018 1
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    • Microsoft / Eng Hrjvsk
      He said he was not born in India.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • New / Eng captainaj
    From what you see in average Indians and Indian Americans, do you guys really look down on or discriminate against other races? I have never met a racist Indian in real life. But I’ve seen concerning posts here. Also, when it comes to hiring, is it true that you favor your own race?
    Aug 6, 2018 2
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Do you think looking down on other races is a behavior exclusive to certain races? Don’t believe all that you read on an anonymous forum. Let’s say if I did favor my own race while hiring, are you naive enough to believe I’d openly admit to it?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • New / Eng Uber19
      You just confirmed it.
      Aug 11, 2018
  • Apple Ivy league
    You dem or rep ?
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Don’t you mean Bjp or Congress?
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Dell xzer19wc
    OP - you got GC when u r 30 ?
    Aug 5, 2018 1
    • New / Mgmt Bedouin
      OP
      Nope got it when I was 26ish
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Intel headsonfyr
    Always had trouble making a connection with my skip level manager.. I don't like to brag, but I'm good at work and get noticed (sometimes).. How do I build a better relationship with my skip?
    Aug 11, 2018 0