I figure that if I can't transfer, its time to go. However, there is another area under a completely different Senior VP who wants me. Conditions there seem more sane. Other people from my department have had their transfers blocked. HR says the department can do that to employees at least once. My question for those of you who have been around:
Can you transfer once you have "pushed the button"? Can your manager still block it?
I don't mind taking a chance of being left with no option but to go back to my home country, but I would really appreciate knowing what will likely happen.