I finished bachelor and master in USA and joined xxx company. My director delayed my PERM and there was almost no salary hike for the last 5 years. Every 6 months, my company told me that they’re going file my PERM. That’s why I’ve been staying in. When I tried to find a job outside of company, I got rejections from other company’s HR because my visa has less than 1 yr left. I think the company I’ve been believing will eventually replace me after my visa expiration. I think I’m going to hold grudges rest of my life. If you are a h1b holder, you need to fight hard to file your PERM
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- Oracle pzdAs they say, fool me once it's on you. Fool me 12 times (for 5 years, once every 6 months) ...
- Epsilon ySPg80I am sorry to hear that, but again, if a company is not initiating your PERM and goofing around, thats when you take no shit and start to jump ships. Why did you wait for such a long time on just a verbal confirmation that they would do it? Between, how much time do you have left on your h1b max out period?
- yeah, that's the thing with PERM the employer can use it to keep you. if they do it sooner then the sooner you'll leave the company for better opportunities. my employer applied for it 1year before the max allowed 6years so that they could keep on extending while PERM process is on-going. but they've been good to me like a family and every year i'm getting a salary increase. i started at 80K/year base when i moved to US with 5 YOE. then now i'm at 175K base.
let your director know that they need to file now because of the 6years limit
- Microsoft 0xFFI know a lot of folks in this situation, and I was in it at some point. My advice to you, if a company does not start PERM within 6 months of you joining, move elsewhere. They do not value you enough.
- What's done is done. No point in looking back. OP if your company is ready to get real with you this is what they can do - start perm right now. Transfer you to a foreign office to save the last remaining year on your H1B. Then once the perm is approved, apply for H1B extension. (Those are given a year at a time.) Then you come back to US with 2 years on H1B. Immediately file i140 on premium. Concurrently file I485. Stay 6 months more. From that point onward, you are pretty much free agent.
ETA 2-3 years.
- Boy you are on shit now. No one will hire you as your PERM will take time after hiring you. Best base for you is work with your manager and request or beg whatever and get your Perm done. Once it is done apply for I140 in premium and get out of the company. You can also try outside and see if someone hires you. Worst case you have to leave the country for one year and come back on same H1 again. So join company which has office in your home country.
- Microsoft UMbR31That's brutal brother, is this Cisco!? Never heard this from a megacorporation.
- Thanks everyone for encouraging me. I really appreciate you all!! I’m depressed because of my circumstance although I worked really hard and have been doing well in many projects. But because of this community today, I feel a bit little better. Many thanks,
- RackWare WdGfe4Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
In your case, just suck it up and ask CISCO to file your PERM. After I-140, GTFO off of there.