Offer revoked for July 2019?

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Sep 5, 2018 25 Comments

I just accepted an offer with a FAANG company with a July 2019 start date (for a new grad program). I’m worried that something could happen in between now and that time that could prevent me from taking the job (like a recession leading to a hiring freeze).

I’m also Canadian and so I’d need a TN Visa for the job. I’m worried that the visa may be cancelled before my start date (because of NAFTA talks).

Should I push for an earlier start date or am I over reacting?

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  • Amazon Etce33
    Stop fucking worrying so fucking much. You got the job and now the wheels are in motion.
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Google ukulele2.0
    Subject reads like it already happened 🙄
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng v00d00
    It's highly unlikely you'd be able to join. North Korea could bomb the west coast leaving no vacant office space to house you. An all out war could break out between the US and Canada leading to mass deportation. An earthquake could rock the Pacific rim leading to a mass exodus from California.
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
    xVMM46

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    xVMM46more
    They have every reason to be paranoid. Orange buffoon fucking up NAFTA absolutely affects them. Specially since there is a path forward with Mexico only, not with Canada. It's fair to worry of what that means for the TN program.
    Sep 5, 2018 1
    • Google / Eng
      rQsc13

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      Minus points for "they"
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng f4ygw2rd
    Clickbait
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Amazon wnxK3y
    You're being paranoid. You'll be fine
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • New CnMt82
    If you live in Toronto or Vancouver you can start now in a Canadian office and enter on an L1 if you're that worried about the TN
    Sep 5, 2018 2
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      Did you do that? Was it hard to change from L1 to TN after?
      Sep 5, 2018
    • New CnMt82
      You wouldn't want to change to TN. L1 is an immigratable visa
      Sep 5, 2018
  • PayPal / Finance WLqM33
    Yes it’s possible but I think highly unlikely.

    companies value offers to recent college grads and will do their best to keep the offers extended.

    Reason is that if a company has a reputation of rescinding offers for new grads, chances are in the future it will be harder for them to attract new grads.

    Don’t worry
    You’ll be fine
    Sep 14, 2018 0
  • Pacific Northwest National Lab ljgtyhi
    Why not be paranoid? The last recession a whole bunch of offers got rescinded right? In US people can be fired without reason even before you start working!
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng YTdo41
    TN has been congressional law for awhile and isnt attached to NAFTA being revoked.
    Sep 5, 2018 6
    • Facebook / Eng YTdo41
      Atleast thats what I understand from Google 😉
      Sep 5, 2018
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      Me either. YTdo41 are you on the TN?
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng YTdo41
      Yes
      Sep 5, 2018
    • New
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      Can I pm you?
      Sep 5, 2018
    • Facebook / Eng YTdo41
      Sure
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Google FFF80
    Do not worry. FAANG is great about following through for their potential employees. They already know how competitive you are in the market
    Stay positive. But also do what you feel you need to do to be sane. Moving up the start date could make sense if it's not crazy early for yourself
    Once you've signed the offer, you're pretty safe though
    Sep 5, 2018 1
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      Thanks for this. The other start date isn’t crazy early, so something I need to think about more. Just signed the offer though so 🤞🏽
      Sep 5, 2018
  • Microsoft / Mgmt Bonee
    You could be laid off the day you join you know :) keep worrying , I will give you more data points to worry if this isn’t enough
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Google Gatorade
    As someone who has had an offer rescinded due to immigration reasons in the past by one of these companies, I say: Push for an earlier start date and get here ASAP. Things can happen quite suddenly in an uncertain political environment like this one.
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Intel / Mktg nononsense
    It could totally happen. But you could push for an earlier start date and also have your job eliminated by next summer. If things go south, being employed vs holding an offer doesn't make a huge difference. If the job is gone then the job is gone.
    Sep 5, 2018 0
  • Google / Eng
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    If you can start earlier and you want to, I'm sure you could. If you're still in school then what can you even do.
    Sep 5, 2018 0