2 months ago, I got fired from my startup because my manager hated me. Our company merged with another and there were lot of surplus people after the merger. My manager took this opportunity and fired me.
I am on H1B and I had 60 days to find employment otherwise I’ll be out of status and will have to leave the US. I interviewed in many places one of them was Amazon. I failed the first Amazon onsite interview but the manager there liked me and advised that I should apply for a different role and they setup a second round of interviews for me.
In the mean time I got a job in another small company. I took it so that I reset the 60 day clock. Plus there was no guarantee that I will pass the second Amazon interview.
I started working in the small company and now I cleared Amazon interview and got an offer.
The pay in Amazon is obviously much better and so is the tech.
I just feel horrible that I have to resign from the smaller company. They helped me. I don’t know what should I tell them. It’s just such a bad situation to be in.
If you stay just realize that if this small company hits hard times, don’t expect them to be as concerned for your well being when they lay you off as you are right now worrying about how they will react to some great news in your life...