Thread regarding Cummins Inc. layoffs

H1B workers - you get 60 days

If you are on H1b Visa, you get 60 days to search for a new job, else you have to leave. I have heard of two people who ran out of time, and had to leave the US (probably after selling everything they had). This is something that only H1Bs can understand, having faced quite a few challenges as first gen immigrants. It would be wise for all H1Bs who got to keep their jobs, to look for new jobs elsewhere.

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Being ranked bad and hoping to survive the year is like walking into a lion's den and expecting to stay alive. There's no chance you can make it past the quarter or two, if the last quarter had unsatisfactory results. And this is applicable to everyone - H1Bs, perms, citizens. However, if you are dealing with some sort of immigration clock, then that's a totally different ball game. Not only do you need to switch jobs, but also make sure that your next breadgivers are slightly more reliable than Cummins. Happy LinkedIn everyone!

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Post ID: @dtec+13wEVJ2V

Perfectly written. H1Bs have 60 days to transfer their visa to a new employer. Sixty days are not enough to apply for jobs, land an interview, go through multiple rounds, get a positive reply, and apply for a transfer through the company's lawyers. If you are a 3 or a borderline 2 in the 2019 annual ratings, you better start looking for a new job. There's gonna be a recession this year, and in bad times the first ones let go are the 3s and some 2s. You might think working towards a good mid-year review is the right thing to do, but HR looks at LAST year's and not the current year's results. The other species that needs to be VERY AFRAID are the 1s. You would wish you hadn't exceeded expectations last year when you get a meeting invite from HR. Good Luck.

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Post ID: @cvty+13wEVJ2V

You are correct about supply and demand. Same reason why Cummins RIFs people every 3 years or so. There is always more than enough supply, American or Indian.

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Post ID: @4dfx+13wEVJ2V

I was born in the US and remain the US and have had many homes in my life. If you think H1B employees have more than one home and can move easily, yet you only have one home and others need to respect your life, you are the issue.. The H1B employees are not.. And again, this is not the fault of the people, it is the fault of the company, its management. and our government.. Seems the H1B employees and most US employees understand that.. Yet others are not able to see past their own pathetic lives to see it.. The two previous posts highlight that..

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Post ID: @3wsw+13wEVJ2V

Let's be honest. Cummins cannot attract top talent, American citizen or H1B. Location and pay... They focus on getting mediocre people and continue to churn. Just ask your HR about Cummins' compensation strategy.

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Post ID: @2wut+13wEVJ2V

What you have to also take into consideration is the thousands of American tech professionals laid off by Cummins over the last 2 decades that can never go back there because of the severance package agreement. The reason that Cummins can't hire good quality American engineers is that they got rid of the ones that they had who can never come back and now the word has gotten around the industry that Cummins should be your absolute last choice for employment if nothing else works out.

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Post ID: @1ezw+13wEVJ2V

Truth be told, there aren't enough American skilled workers who are ready to settle in Columbus and Seymour. Jamestown and Rocky Mount are equally horrible places to move to. H1Bs get the flak because they are easy targets and don't have a political voice. This is very similar to the Irish in Boston south, Italians in NYC, Chinese railroad workers in Cali. Blame the immigrant when you know you can't fix the problem.

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Post ID: @1xzd+13wEVJ2V

H1b workers - Look. Working at a company like Cummins means working with sh–heads like the guy who wrote that long-a– comment. You got to understand one thing. America is a deeply capitalist, every-man-for-himself economy. You have to come here, work hard, and cash in the rewards. As long as you are following the law, no one can say sh–. After all, you never came to this continent and wiped out entire populations of natives with smallpox. There's nothing to be guilty about.

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Post ID: @1afy+13wEVJ2V

How many American works are laid off each year because of H1Bs. America has given it technology knowledge to the world for free starting with the transistor, unix, c programming. And America is still sharing it's technology, health innovations, and training foreigners for free. So don't give me the bull about this being about Cummins. If it wasn't for USA, China/India would still be where it was years ago. Can you just imagine how Indian's would feel if American's were in India taking over their jobs. Can you imagine China sharing it's technology freely. China can't even tell the world the truth about how many people are infected and dead regarding coronavirus. India doesn't want muslims in their country starting with Mr. Modi. So don't give me bull about this not being about people and people should come together. America is the best country in the world and now corruption from India is filling the technology corps of America. If you are not a USA citizen you shouldn't be allowed to work in a professional job. Go back and fix your own countries and get a job in your own country. Why do you bother coming to USA and take away our jobs? I may get many negative rating but deep down you know this is the truth. If you're so smart then go back to your country and fix it. Why aren't H1Bs who are coming from India staying in India to fix their country if they are so smart? Why aren't the Ivy Leagues going back to India after studying in USA to make India a better place to live. Don't just talk, do something about it since you're a smart Ivy League graduate. Don't hang around in a USA corporation and milk in the money, go back to India and make that country great! What is STOPPING YOU!

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Post ID: @1jcw+13wEVJ2V

I see a lot of people trying to focus on immigrants and H1B issues, but use false information. This is not about the employees or the H1B immigrants that are trying to improve their lives. This is only about Cummins and the companies lack of caring about ALL of its employees.. I truly wish people would stop trying to divide the employees and make them fight against each others. Instead we should be uniting to get the message of what Cummins does to employees, out to the world.

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Post ID: @1jct+13wEVJ2V

All my #MAGA, Immigrant hating and Forever Trumper coworkers, let me remind you the contribution Indians have made to get Cummins where it is at today. Read the company's history and ties to India, before demeaning Indian H1B's. JV with Kirloskar to form Kirloskar-Cummins as early as 1962, gave Cummins access to Indian markets. Not only it made Cummins grow in revenue, Kirolskar shared his patents that helped Cummins optimize and perfect the Diesel engines sold back then.

Before you spread your Xenophobia all over, stop and think the diversity values Irwin Miller has always lived and built the company's foundation on.

And you have no clue what Indian H1B's have to go through, having to wait for 100 years to just get a work permit, America is not going to be great again when high skilled, smart, tax paying, law abiding, wanting to assimilate legal immigrants are treated like garbage.

Good luck finding talented ivy leagued white people wanting to move to the amazing town of Seymour!

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Post ID: @1wxt+13wEVJ2V

Not all H1Bs make low salary. Some make equivalent or more then current full-time USA citizens doing the same job. It's because corporations can not discriminate and must pay "prevailing wages". So if you think the H1B person is making less then you, guess what, they are probably making more then you. Lots of jobs are being taken by H1Bs and USA citizens keep getting laid off. I'm glad Trump is finally doing something about this. Companies keep saying there aren't enough engineers, but there are many engineers. They know that foreigners are not going to complain cause they want to stay in this country but USA person would complain when companies start abusing employees (like having to work all weekends and crazy hours with lots of pressure from management).

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Post ID: @1ssr+13wEVJ2V

Yep, Cummins and their H1B visas because there aren't enough "technical workers" in the US. It should be pointed out not enough US tech workers willing to work at the salary they are giving, hell it doesn't even match market price for those type of positions.

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