I got laid off today. Only 3% of the workforce did so clearly it is performance related or something even though the HR said No it’s not. Plus I wasn’t my managers favorite ( kind of from day 1 ) . I’ve been in the similar situation before but with age this feels more and more tiring ... personally 2018 was tough and therefore professionally I wasn’t at my best and I worked on a bunch of new technologies which created a learning curve. But I worked very hard after things settled down personally ... and yet this ...
Not sure if this is the best time to get laid off in ... how the market is .... specially as an immigrant on H1B ...
Also confused about the “60 days grace period” ... does it start from “last day at work” or “termination date” ( last date you’re paid for ) ?
- Sorry to hear this. Today was your last day? If you have some negotiation power, you might want to keep you on x payroll and let go equal amount of severance package. This way you can have 60 + xx days to find a job. Tell them bcoz premium processing is no longer there it takes longer to get new job and join. They might understand your immigration situation. I been in this situation and this is exactly what i did.
- Medallia mMwd74You can also ask them to reduce the payroll amounts but over longer period while you find another job. You should negotiate the separation date for as long as you can to give you ample time to find work. Explain it's because of your visa situation and most reasonable companies will be empathic. Good luck!
- Citibank bDGE50First thing you should do is to find a consulting company who can take over your visa.
- Sorry to hear that, forward me your resume, we have openings. Also the 60 day period starts from the last day you are paid. E.g I was laid off in February, but my last day was in April. I was in companies payroll, till April, so for me the grace period starts after April.
- Your grace period starts after you are off of your company’s payroll. So you have four months to find a job. Pls check though. Good luck
- Toptal tulaimanasSorry to hear that friend.
Just be careful of where you apply, layoffs are everywhere! Eg: Cisco let go some 3k employees in last 4 yrs ( quiet affair)
This site lists all california reported layoffs, quite helpful if you're surviving on H1b. Crosscheck this site to know layoff history of a particular company. Goodluck and Godspeed!
- Genesys PE9823I was in a similar situation in Dec of 2008 , I transfered my h1b to a consultant. But with new law I think you've some golden time in your hands. It's even not a bad idea to be flexible with pay range, job location, at this point your priority should be to find a sponsor as soon as you can and then perhaps later you can switch to an ideal job. Also, you may want to apply for transfer through multiple employers just to be safe. Good luck!
- Amazon iHzO26Don't feel down prep your resume maintain your confidence and start applying to lots of jobs you will find something better.make sure you have a good narrative for your unemployment. Stay confident you are great at what you do and you will find a higher paying job that is better.
- New rjmm27The market is currently doing a lot better than it will be in the future. Find something!