I got word today from my manager that I got put on PIP. My colleagues also think it is bullshit as my work is good but there’s nothing I can do at this point, as it’s likely due to politics. I’m still waiting for the H1B approval (won lottery) and am on a TN visa (Canadian). A few question for Blind:
1. How much of a death sentence is PIP?
2. Can I switch jobs pre-receipt?
3. If I get fired pre-receipt, do I keep my H1B? How long can I stay in the country?
4. I was told approval would come around September. Is this true?
General advice is also welcome. Feeling shitty
My advice to you is talk to your manager and explain the h1b situation. Most managers genuinely just don't understand how that works. Tell him you'll work until October and quit. Unless your manager is a complete asshole he will understand. Actually even if he is a complete asshole he will probably take that deal because having you around for an extra month is probably peanuts for him compared to dealing with the PIP.
Don't try to beat the PIP. It's a useless exercise and a sure means to strain relations.