30 yr Indian Male.

New / MgmtBedouin
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, 20182
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      Take it easy lol. I have my GC.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng5'6"Indian
      "Cribbing"? He's one of us! Indian-on-Indian hate detected.
      Aug 5, 2018
  • New / Engmichalumni
    Which type of girl do you go for?
    Aug 5, 20187
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      The one who goes for me.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng5'6"Indian
      The person that appears at the top when maximized for dowry among a portfolio of potential spouses selected by family and filtered by alignment of stars.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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 / ProductHahahehe12
      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 / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      Spending 500k is different from dowry. Indian weddings tend to be expensive.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Cisco / ProductHahahehe12
      No, he mentioned he paid money in dowry and to my surprise all his 3 sisters were very well educated
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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 / EngGdJobs
    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, 20186
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      To clarify, I just thought people or new grads might want to ask me about my experience in the US, industry and hear from someone at a early mid career stage.

      I have updated my profile.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / Eng🌲50
      Yes nobody gives a shit OP. Get over yourself
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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 / MgmtBedouin
      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 / EngTier 1
    Can you mansplain how poopcups work?
    Aug 5, 201813
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      You’re at MS?

      I meant, does any double dipping happen? Does it get poured? How does it work? What’s with leaving the cup there?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      Yep. I don’t understand concept of cup at work to be honest. I have a cup at home, since the wash basin is near the bidet. But at work they must fill a cup before taking a shit. If not, it’s disgusting.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft Peppa Pig
      Let’s ask SLT to ensure there are coffee cups in toilets so you don’t have to bring your own every time. Hopefully they’ll hear us and install coffee cups there. And coffee machines too.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / EngTier 1
      Aren’t the cups reused?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Facebook Thrift
      Yes, the janitor takes them back to pantry and probably you guys than use them for your morning coffee.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / EngTier 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 / EngTier 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, 20184
    • Glassdoor / EngGdJobs
      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 / MgmtBedouin
      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 / ProductHahahehe12
    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, 20183
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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 / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      Jai Shree Krishn!
      Aug 5, 2018
  • Cisco rkHq23
    Are you looking forward to your arranged marriage?
    Aug 5, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20182
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20187
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      No one made it obligatory, but 460k.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft pfCz57
      Level / role?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / EngRhpJ71
      460k at 30yr? Wow
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Microsoft / ProductSwiggy421
      Dayyyum, what level and role are u in?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      66, PM
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Amazon / Data
      abguru

      AmazonData

      PRE
      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 / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20181
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    • Microsoft / EngHrjvsk
      He said he was not born in India.
      Aug 6, 2018
  • New / Engcaptainaj
    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, 20182
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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 / EngUber19
      You just confirmed it.
      Aug 11, 2018
  • Apple Ivy league
    You dem or rep ?
    Aug 6, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      OP
      Don’t you mean Bjp or Congress?
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Dell xzer19wc
    OP - you got GC when u r 30 ?
    Aug 5, 20181
    • New / MgmtBedouin
      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, 20180

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