Money or EB1?

Feb 6, 2018 40 Comments

I’m a PM at MSFT making 170K a year.

Got offered a PM role in Google with TC close to 300K.

Also got some calls from MSFT teams in Canada which could lead me to a EB1 in 3-4 years.

Ps: am an Indian stuck in green card backlog for last 11 years.

What’s your call dear Blinders?

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  • Yelp
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    Also from my experience the golden rule in your life is never spend time waiting for something to happen. Fuck that GC stuff and fuck the American immigration system. Do whatever is actually important to your career. But if you have a family you might just ignore what I said
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Facebook s78049
    Google might also let you relocate to a different country and you can replay the EB1 bet once you establish. Worst case, google India one year and back???
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Zulily Noob555
    Google. Don’t play multi level chess with this. So many things can go wrong with your EB1 plan.
    Feb 6, 2018 0
  • Snapchat Cpah66
    Noob question. How would Canada lead to EB1 in 3-4 years?
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • He could get transferred back to the US on an L1A after a year and then apply for the GC
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng Ithetcg
    Vancouver sucks. Imagine Seattle but worse in every way (except Chinese food). Take the Google $$$ - you can always go to Canada, they have merit based immigration. Be educated and skilled (seems like you are) and you'll get a green card upon arrival.
    Feb 6, 2018 3
    • Facebook / Eng Ithetcg
      Ok agree to disagree. Many people live in Vancouver and enjoy it (I personally enjoy the East Coast much more). But you gotta both agree Canada is much easier to move to as a backup for people in tech with their merit based immigration.
      Feb 6, 2018
    • Microsoft ESXe04
      Absolutely it is much easier. Hence why I think for most people coming to the US, they should strongly consider Canada as well.
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Amazon 123raj
    Go home
    Feb 7, 2018 2
    • New / Eng Rox
      With your mum?
      Feb 7, 2018
    • Amazon 123raj
      @Rox - Aww did i rub u the wrong way? 😂😂
      Feb 7, 2018
  • Amazon dude123
    Neither.. choose - Career!
    Feb 6, 2018 1
    • Microsoft Cloudman
      OP
      Google is career
      Feb 6, 2018
  • Uber sbx
    Join Google. If required, you can easily move within Google to any of their several international offices (after 1-2 years would be better). This gives you everything 1) Career at Google 2) Money and 3) EB1 ..... Most of your compensation should be stocks/RSU and these won't change when you move within Google (only base and bonus are adjusted, so this explains the money part) . You already know the career and EB1 part . Wish you the best.
    Feb 7, 2018 0
  • Amazon Ql9SSZOeyP
    Career!
    Feb 6, 2018 0
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