People on visa - do you feel stable? Does it govern your actions?
I am on h1b visa. Given the instability in the job market, visa restrictions, and the interview bar getting higher each day, I don't feel stable. I feel like if I lose my job, I won't be able to find a new one. I will have to move back to India sooner or later (moving back is fine but living in fear and insecurity is not).
Because of this, I have inhibitions signing long term lease, buying furniture, or a lot of household items. I don't invest in the country and send my savings back home. I don't buy too many credit cards or open bank accounts. Settling down with a partner or having kids is difficult. In short, I keep everything to minimal so it's easier to move back whenever I have to.
Anyone else who faces this insecurity? Or are you guys sure about being here forever?