* Posts by JaydeeEire

2 posts • joined 31 Mar 2016

This year's H-1B visa lottery jammed full in just six days

JaydeeEire

Maybe I was lucky with one of my past employers.

They brought me to the US on an L1 visa, paid me well and both secured me a H1-B and were trying to get me the green card just prior to a merger with another company.

I was not paid less than other employees doing the same job.

IT freely, a true tale: One night a project saved my life

JaydeeEire

Thanks for posting this.

I have been there and never want to go back but at the same time I am glad I have that learning experience so I can never end up being that person again.

I will say that I did not feel talking to HR would help. I went to my manager/supervisor to resolve some of what I felt were key issues to have it fall on deaf ears or half hearted that where only partly kept promises and in the end I just stopped trying to do more than the bear minimum.

I became a clock watcher and more than once I was a belligerent ass to my supervisor.

I will own my mistakes in how I acted but I will also stand firm that I was a good employee who was let stagnate and get rusty by the powers that be too focused on little skill boxes or bars to see the wood from the trees.

I am glad I got out before I got to the point where I grabbed for hardware or just quit on the spot leaving me with no option but to take the first role I could. That taught me alot about myself and what I need to do in the future to protect myself.

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