How much has being on a visa affected your decisions in your career?

Amazon PizdatyKot
Nov 7 22 Comments

Are you less willing to take risks, job hop, join new teams, etc.?

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  • Apple KGHP41
    Prevented me from taking more risks, Accepting promotions and title changes even if they were lateral. It also prevented me from diversifying and exploring other disciplines. I have been offered very senior positions in smaller companies which I couldn’t take due to risking my visa. Haven’t been able to publish books as it would violate my visa.
    Nov 7 12
    • And pay taxes there?
      Nov 7
    • Apple KGHP41
      No you can’t do that either.
      Nov 7
    • So you can’t have any income outside the US? People invest so much money outside the US and get high returns
      Nov 7
    • Apple KGHP41
      Investing is different. It’s passive income.
      Nov 7
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      The rule is you can't work for compensation while present in the US. Doesn't matter where the compensation is coming from
      Nov 8
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    I have startup ideas that I don’t implement because I’m not able to legally.
    Nov 7 1
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Same. So many PoCs just sitting mothballed waiting for the GC
      Nov 8
  • Amazon real_bezos
    A funding of $2M got rejected after approval from a VC, because I couldn’t incorporate a company on visa and couldn’t find a fellow co-founder who’s a citizen or GC holder that was completely invested in the company. Tried setting up a board and getting hired as CEO with employer-employee relationship but VC wasn’t willing to accept a hired executive/founder. Before people ask, have also tried contacting lawyers and setting up through EB5. But couldn’t invest $500k on a project because I don’t have enough cash for it. All this, while I was graduating from one of the top 3 CS schools. Did I mention? Still on OPT and about to be kicked out in 18 months if I don’t get H-1B.
    Nov 7 5
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      That's shitty but p impressive you could get it to that point. You mean 18 months as in getting picked in the lottery?
      Nov 8
    • Amazon real_bezos
      Yes, getting picked in the lottery.
      Nov 8
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      So two picks left or just one?
      Nov 8
    • Amazon real_bezos
      Two
      Nov 8
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      Gotcha. I'd say it's early to start panicking about being kicked out then
      Nov 8
  • Microsoft rk2309
    Yes.. less willing to job hop.
    Nov 7 0

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