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Well, This Sucks!

Some of you may know that I'm in India right now, but I'm pretty sure not many people know why.


It's like this ... in March, I lost my job at Keane. I won't go into the details here, since they're too long winded, and because frankly, it'd be pretty unprofessional. Unfortunately, my Green Card's Labor Certification has been in Audit since December 2008, and hasn't come out since. As a result, I couldn't apply for long enough extensions to my work permit to allow me to be employed by interested parties (and believe me, there were interested parties). The only way to get back into the US job market is to spend at least 12 months out of the country (and then come back, find a job, get sponsored for an H1B, etc.). Of course, I'm on the look out for jobs in other parts of the world - the UK, Australia, etc. 


The problem that I'm facing in India is that IT Management to most folks here tends to be "operational": network management, database management, and so on, and is also mostly performed by the established MSPs - Wipro, Cognizant, etc. There seems to be a fledgling "corporate" IT environment here, but I'm told that opportunities are either few & far between, or are for positions with no real authority. "Tactical" or "Strategic" IT Management seems to be rare: presumably, the domain of the Big 4 only. So if anyone has contacts that could help - please do drop me an email!


Equally frustrating is that any personal ambitions that we might have had - buying a car, a house, etc. - all got deferred by a minimum of a year.


So there you have it. I'm in India, while the Missus is in California for the foreseeable future.


Sucks, doesn't it?

Reader Comments (3)

Things will fall in place soon! And 12 months will fly! I bet a month is done already, right? I ll forward this post to Amit and he may be able to put you in touch with his contacts in India.
Hope everything is well otherwise,

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShweyta

Aks, email me your phone number in India.

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaj

well people like you who come in search of job, have made a mess of Bengalooru. People leave the place that gave them birth and bought them up like backstabbers. Bengalooru was never built for this and i dont want to see it the way its changing, and the people whom you commenting about maybe your relative or neighbours. Why don't you think as to why there is no uniformity in the country?why do you need blore for everything?Try to give back to the nation in better way now that you are a very responsible person, and stop critising the city, that gives hope to millions of people. Even i don't like the way it is and its only that way because of you and me.

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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