Documentary - immigrating here as a techie

Amazon yubaba
Oct 18 15 Comments

How come nobody is doing a documentary of how it's like coming to Seattle or Silicon Valley in California straight from either India or China? Like you're living in India or China as a student, and all of a sudden, after rounds of interview, you get a gig at a FAANG. You're leaving everything and starting to work as a developer for these tech companies. What's the cultural, and mental shift are you going through? Do you miss your home country? What is your long term vision? Are you having trouble making genuine friends? Why did you take this job? What's your family situation like? Is Netflix doing a documentary to cover this?

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  • Waiting for you to do it bro
    Oct 18 1
    • Amazon yubaba
      OP
      Thanks bruh lol
      Oct 18
  • Salesforce Bill Gatez
    We should def have a documentary about how privileged immigrants manage to get 100k jobs and move to a tech city. That sort of struggle could easily be an Oscar contender!
    Oct 18 4
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      beaver

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      beavermore
      How are they privileged? 🤔 I think their life is pretty sad
      Oct 18
    • Salesforce Bill Gatez
      They are privileged because they can afford to get an education and position themselves for a bette future. You think the majority of the Indian population has the means to send their kids to study engineering? No. It’s only the kids of the upper middle class that can afford to study engineering.

      Now I’m sure there are anomalies here and there, but the grand majority of people live in an economic situation that doesn’t allow them to afford the education required to get a visa to the states
      Oct 19
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      beaver

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      beavermore
      I'd bet to differ. The reasons why most people are able to get an education is because their parents are paying for it, often on loans. Additionally, most people still need to crack a competitive exam to get into a good college, which doesn't make things easier.

      Although I do agree that the cost of education is much cheaper when compared to the US. And the folks who do get to the US get a much higher return on investment. But that isn't the case for all of them.
      Oct 19
    • Salesforce Bill Gatez
      You’re right, not all of them end up in the US. That wasn’t my point. My point is that in order to study engineering in a 3rd world country you need to be far above the poverty line - which most individuals that do migrate over are.

      The OP made it sound like his life was such a struggle that he deserved a documentary. It wasn’t or isn’t.
      Oct 19
  • Amazon bcif84ju7u
    What kind of cultural shift are you experiencing? Everyone is indian or chinese in tech already
    Oct 19 0
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    beaver

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    beavermore
    Sounds boring
    Oct 18 0
  • Amazon dealbreak
    Most people would first go to school in the US, then be hired as US graduates, no?
    Oct 18 1
    • Amazon yubaba
      OP
      What do you mean? Most people come to the US without staying here....
      Oct 18
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    takeiteazy

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    takeiteazymore
    It’s not that much of a shift as you imagine, in 90s - yes, but not now.
    Oct 18 1
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      Because of internet? Because of globalization?
      Oct 18
  • New waas87
    Oct 18 0
  • Amazon trailblzer
    For here or to go - is one of them I think
    Oct 18 0

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