Was it worth it to leave your home and come to USA?

Feb 25, 2019 429 Comments

I am from India and do not find it worth it. Considering to move back



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    • Nvidia


      BlazeMaster 10K
      I'm an Iraq vet and will clearly take anyone of these "job stealers" over your dumbass anyday bruh
      Feb 26, 2019
    • Microsoft HURi57
      Nobody cares if you want or don't want us. We will be here regardless. 🙂
      Feb 26, 2019
  • Bain & Company ioAl18
    US kinda sucks man, everything is set up to make it hard for immigrants. Why not go to a country like Australi or Canada that welcome immigrants.. Considering a move like that, better for my family..
    Feb 25, 2019 21
    • Marvell 8gu
      Amen @leet_away!
      Feb 28, 2019
    • Intel orient
      Leet_away Family courts in USA are ridiculously overcontrolling. Wait until you need to go to courts.
      Mar 2, 2019
  • Google 3743676
    Yup. I would have hardly made 5 lac per annum in India. Was from a shitty college.

    Turned my life around during Master's.

    Now at Google. 300k TC. I never even dreamed of it, while in undergrad.
    I bought my parents a 2500 sq ft flat for 2.5 crores. Cash down.
    I can finally think about myself now. Chase my dreams.
    Feb 25, 2019 23
  • Facebook quuuuuuux
    Back home I was poor and lonely. I’m now rich and lonely. It’s an improvement.
    Feb 26, 2019 3
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      You could always get hitched. Then you'll be married and poor
      Feb 26, 2019
    • Microsoft hotsteppa
      When crying, it's better to cry in a Ferrari
      Feb 26, 2019
  • I don't find it worth, planning to move back next year.
    Feb 25, 2019 17
    • EMC YDRJ12
      Why not this year
      Feb 26, 2019
    • Amazon iHoH47
      Two years is a tricky thing. Every two years you keep thinking two more years and then you end up staying forever. I know a bunch of people who ended up that way.
      Feb 26, 2019
  • New / Eng sparked
    Needs 🍿option
    Feb 25, 2019 0
  • Amazon EzYE14
    Bye bye!
    Feb 25, 2019 12
    • So you were a dumbass and became smart after migrating ?
      Feb 26, 2019
    • Nutanix hmbsjc1
      @ugej58 no foo’ I was actually saying exactly the opposite.
      @bagsy you could say that. I think being around smart people in the Bay Area has definitely made me smarter than I would have been otherwise.
      Feb 26, 2019
  • Microsoft !MSFT
    OP - I think you need few more options in the poll.

    Been in the US for few years, so for me;

    Was it Worth it - Definitely yes, amazing experience, so much to learn, job satisfaction, opportunity to work with smartest folks in the industry, made and am making lot of money. Wouldn't have gotten most of this otherwise.

    Will staying be worth say few years from now? Likely not. - By then I Would have made enough money than I'd ever need for my lifestyle, would've gained technical skills that I wouldn't have gained otherwise, parents would be old and would be a good time to go back to take care of them, would have an opportunity to raise kids in India ingraineing the values in them, can live a rich lifestyle in India, can celebrate all festivals back.home, would not miss food.

    There are pros and cons everywhere. You choose what's best for you at every stage in life.

    And be grateful for what you have!

    YMMV. Good luck!
    Feb 25, 2019 7
    • Nutanix hmbsjc1
      These days in the big cities Indian values are worse than Hollywood values. In that respect I think a suburban life in US is better.
      Feb 25, 2019
    • Microsoft !MSFT
      @ServiceNow :

      Maybe something like:

      Troll :)
      Feb 25, 2019
  • Microsoft ZeissZa
    I’m making 99 percentile house hold income but still cannot afford best education, and housing for my children. Not sure what my children’s life will be without my skill and income. My older cousin was sick in my home country. He literally lived in hospital for two decades. He was fine because the public healthcare and support from relatives (whose annual income was less than my weekly income). If I get the same sickness here, I will likely be homeless and die very soon after it. With such tragedy, his wife didn’t divorce him, they didn’t bankrupt, still having money to support their kid to study in US.
    Feb 26, 2019 8
    • Google blazerrun
      Wouldn't employer given isnsurance cover everything after u reach out of pocket?
      Feb 27, 2019
    • Microsoft mimes
      you will lose your job if you are long term ill. My former manager didn’t even want the company to know his blood pressure.
      Feb 27, 2019
  • Google


    Well, somebody wanted to murder my father and rob our family in 1990 in our home country. We had some rough times starting all over in the states. Sometimes I feel like I’ve lived two lives: before emigration and after.

    Dad’s still alive. I have a new life. Have to be grateful.
    Feb 26, 2019 8
    • Facebook iamreal
      Do you feel like doing something for Pakistan and feel disconnected from the 1st world problems here?
      Mar 2, 2019
    • Google


      I feel no allegiance to a country that would condone marginalizing people from my background and persecuting us. And yes, I have very little sympathy for all if the snowflakes who don’t know what real life is like.
      Mar 5, 2019


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