About to be laid off on H1B! Early Christmas present :(
**Situation Update - Happy Friday people! I'm happy to share that I've received 4 offers and each of them are at least 50% higher then my current TC!
My stats -
Referrals offered on Blind - 50+
Actual referrals put through by awesome Blinders - 7
Personal network referrals - 8
First round phone calls - 15
Onsites scheduled - 8
Offers generated - 4 (cancelled 3 onsites post all the offers and got 1 rejection from a Series A startup!)
Offers from - Amazon, Apple, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs.
Now the hope is that my H1B work visa gets transferred without any problems!
I'm really very thankful to all of you who took the time out to comment and support me during the rough time. A couple of you have kept in touch throughout and even invited me to their home to chill out from all the stress! You guys reinstated my faith in humanity! I'll do my best to give back to anyone in need.
*Special Note - This post trending on Blind has been absolutely amazing! All this support, referral DMs and kind words...I'm speechless & very thankful! My faith in humanity that was shaken a day ago just came back roaring keeping up with the spirit of the holiday season! Thank you all for taking out the time to read my post and replying to help/comment.
Original post -
I'm at a Principal Product Mgr level in my company (we were acquired by a large public company). Today I met with my manager outside at a coffee shop thinking since I'm up for promotion he wanted to chat about that.
He told me I've till Jan 2020 end to find a new job due to performance reasons! He said he'll send out an official email copying HR that I've 45 days to improve my performance but in the same breath he said making an effort to do that wouldn't make sense. Leaving is the best option. :0
My last performance review from my former manager was excellent and above average in all categories, and my name was also up for promotion just 2 months ago.
He is new, has worked with me just for a month. He stated that the entire senior management of my org supported the decision to let me go. He is clearly influenced by a Sr. Dir guy who has a lot of political clout and I've no idea what I did to piss that guy off!
Should I chat with HR or that'd just piss off my manager? Do I have any legal options?
Anyways, I need to find another Product job in 45 days with the holidays included. And I'll really appreciate if you guys could help out with referrals if your org is hiring for Product person here in Bay area side.
Thanks for reading and hope none of you have such a bad surprise during this holiday season!
YOE - 10