I am working in India and my colleague in US ( He is an American) got laid off on 14th Mar 2016. He was given only 2 weeks notice period. I feel very sorry for him.
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Checking credentials for H1B visa applicants?
I worked at 3 companies that had Indian engineering offices (2 in Bangalore, 1 in Pune). None of them were HP.
Each of these offices did the same thing:
1) When I asked for status, they kept claiming that they were on schedule (or a little ahead of schedule) and everything was fine.
2) They kept asking for more tasks or pieces of the project because they claimed they were making good progress.
3) At the project deadline, we find out that they either didn't complete their tasks, or they did it so poorly that it required a rewrite (in other words, doing it over again).
I also worked with engineering offices in China. They too have problems of not doing a good job in engineering but unlike the Indians, the Chinese will make progress even if they have to overwork themselves to death.
Why do so many American executives think that outsourcing engineering projects to India is some panacea?
No one is checking their education and qualification credentials properly. They are great liars, wheeler-dealers in a marketplace (culture and country) to rip you off. Experts say this outsourcing will eventually backfire on companies because some of their skills and education are not legitimate. They are frauds taking our jobs and our kids' jobs/future. An HR recruiter told me, they can get relatives or anyone they pay as a reference so HR professionals in North America are not doing their jobs properly. This outsourcing is one big disaster, blame the IT consulting companies. They cost us North American jobs to Indians, Flips and South/Central Americans. This is very sad for our society as a whole.
OP you are happy. Admit it. You want to come to the US on a stupid h1b visa, work like the dog you are and be a yes man to the execs. Fcuk you and your dirty country.
Now this is weird. An Indian native is expressing sadness over his American teammate getting laid off. This went completely sideways. Thank you Anonymous... your heart is in the right place to me :)
Some have fake credentials (I'm sure not all) and once hired in North America, they screw up the company's IT department, then leave to go screw up another . An HR recruiter told me in India they take a course on negotiation so when they arrive in N.A. they don't take no for an answer even if they are unqualified for the job. They want to take our jobs any way possible. Wheeler-dealers in a market place who want to rip you off.
I wish they would stop sending jobs to India - when is management going to wake up regarding quality of work. They are incompetent and ruining the company's culture. In offices, they come over to North America and are rude to women. Reality Check - in their third world culture, men are not good to women and they do same in the workplace. At the end of the day, I guess they want cheap labour who enjoy washing their feet in washrooms.
Text (Indian): I feel very sorry for him.
Translation (English): Thank you for transitioning your knowledge and job to me.
Two weeks notice is decent. I know dozens of people who received no notice at all. They only found out they were laid off when their (entry) badge would not longer let them in the building!
No matter where you are, a layoff is a disruptive and discouraging thing. Best wishes for your colleague.