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Old 02-16-2008, 12:18 AM
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Friends / Gurus / Fellow IVans,

Using AC21 and felling the job recession.

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:06 AM
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Friends / Gurus / Fellow IVans,

Using AC21 and felling the job recession.

Any inputs?

Please do not start posing all the negative comments about closing this thread, if you have any points please post else you are free to leave the thread. Thanks for understanding.
Yes its very understandable to feel jittery (feeling the same myself) - made up my mind to move and found a job but suddenly this recession talk became too louder. Its too difficult to predict but it would depend a lot on the industry/company each is working.

I took the recession talk in a different way - I am not happy at my current job (because of nature of work and future prospects and general issues like commute etc) and so now may be the best time to change - since technology job market is still fine but may not be so in coming months/years. So if I dont change job now - I might be stuck at the current company for atleast couple years. Based on that thinking I decided to move. Of course there is a risk - my new company might hit hard times and if layoff comes as a new employee I would be on the chopping block there. In that aspect staying at my current company maybe better (been here for long time and "owns" a critical piece of product so job safety is very high but with same benfits and same old job). I am taking that risk as relatively visa situation is bit better now (I485/AC21/EAD/AP).
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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Sorry, I don't fully understand what "Using AC21 and felling the job recession" means. If you can clarify it, it'll be helpful.

Thanks.

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Friends / Gurus / Fellow IVans,

Using AC21 and felling the job recession.

Any inputs?

Please do not start posing all the negative comments about closing this thread, if you have any points please post else you are free to leave the thread. Thanks for understanding.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:03 PM
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Default Used AC21 but feeling the recession.

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Sorry, I don't fully understand what "Using AC21 and felling the job recession" means. If you can clarify it, it'll be helpful.

Thanks.

Maverick_2008
So many of us are ready to use AC21, but the job market is in recession.

My Question:
If you used AC21 and doing consulting, what is your exp in finding a job?
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I would appreciate if someone sends me a list of recruiters in the IT Programming area? I am in the South and Central Texas region
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:17 PM
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I would appreciate if someone sends me a list of recruiters in the IT Programming area? I am in the South and Central Texas region
What's an IT programming area?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:28 PM
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I would appreciate if someone sends me a list of recruiters in the IT Programming area? I am in the South and Central Texas region
You find them in dice.com - there is a section where employers are listed in alphabetical order.
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I meant in IT sector for programming jobs (Visual C++, Java etc). Sorry for the shortcut and creating confusion.
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You find them in dice.com - there is a section where employers are listed in alphabetical order.
Thanks. Basically I am looking for consulting firms (does not matter if they are Desi or non-Desi) that will sponsor H1B. Currently I am in H4.
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I would appreciate if someone sends me a list of recruiters in the IT Programming area? I am in the South and Central Texas region
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Thanks. Basically I am looking for consulting firms (does not matter if they are Desi or non-Desi) that will sponsor H1B. Currently I am in H4.
If you are trying to get into the h1b stream - you will be subject to cap, if you have a US Master's your chances are better otherwise if you want your petition to be considered for the lucky draw after the blackout, your petition has to reach early morning on April 1st.

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If you are trying to get into the h1b stream - you will be subject to cap, if you have a US Master's your chances are better otherwise if you want your petition to be considered for the lucky draw after the blackout, your petition has to reach early morning on April 1st.

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Yes, I am trying to enlist my name in the April 1st Jackpot lotto. I do not have a US masters.
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people on this forum have been ranting and crying for years "give me EAD give me AC21 give me job mobility".

But look what happened..........everyone has an EAD but hardly one or two changed their jobs. typical indian behavior, expected outcome.
Dear Friend "Infinite_Patience_GC",

It is my question and it was simple, how is the job market in recession (as many of us were planning to use AC21)

If you have any positive inputs, please provide else you were adviced to leave.

And you do not have any rights or authority to bash every one on this IV website and especially Indians.

You have not right to comment people from India or Indian mentality.

This is a community website and this is a thread for all other Green card issues. People share their view, ideas and positive thoughs. If you have any input that would help others is appreciated but you have no right to comment any one community or country, especially India. Please beware.

Good luck to you. And try not to comment any one.

Have a positive attitude.
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what inputs?
"using AC21 and FELLING the job recession".........are you saying that because of the recession you are changing jobs using AC21?
or are you saying you FEEL there may be a recession and you should change jobs with AC21?

any what will you do with the inputs? If i tell you rosy things about AC21 will you use it? on the other hand, if i scare you enough, will you not use it?

people on this forum have been ranting and crying for years "give me EAD give me AC21 give me job mobility".

But look what happened..........everyone has an EAD but hardly one or two changed their jobs. typical indian behavior, expected outcome. people dont have the ba**s to use a perfectly legal avenue, so what can you expect?

i will say again, if you are the type of person who gets scared easily and has no confidence in yourself, please dont use AC21 or anything like that.....


can't change till 6 mnths of AOS filing have passed
many [people interpret this to mean 6 mnths from notice date- to be safe.
so many job changes could not have been seen prior to this.

as for being scared, my friend be kind enough to complete your profile on the forum. what's the great courage in being anonymous?

it does turnout though that EAD/AP is not quite the panacea everyone thought it was. we need to get GC's in a timely manner. in the meanwhile we need to create flexibility in the current system. please help with the administrative changes program. we need as many letters as possible sent..

thanks to everyone that's send letters in the thousands, and especially to those that have collected large numbers..!!
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ok.......i don't think you got what i meant, so i will repeat:

1.) how will any inputs help you answer this very general and seemingly pointless query? economists, several hundred of them, cannot collectively answer your question as to how the recession job market is going to be. you really expect people here to tell you something you can't get by reading and exploring??? what do you mean by POSITIVE inputs? have you used AC21 and just want people to tell you that it was a wise decision? i don't know......maybe you should frame your question in more detail.....

2.) what exactly do you mean by "bashing" ??? when you write something, or someone writes something that you find agreeable, then that's ok, but when i put down what i see to be reality, and you find that disconcerting, that's somehow BASHING?? hell yes i mean what i wrote.........people were begging for an EAD and i have seen not more than 5 people in total use it..........the rest just crept back into their comfort zones and start giving advice like "use H1B transfer, EAD is unsafe". so why the HELL were they dying for an EAD just 7 months ago? to be "safe" ???? well.............you can be the judge of how safe they feel now in terms of job security.

3.) i would advise you not to prevent people from posting replies to your questions..........i posted what i perceive to be the best answer to help you.........the fact that you did not like it is not my fault.......and don't "beware" me, you are not the moderator either.

4.) I read the moderator's comments and i understand them.

5.) Good luck to you too, since if you are using AC21, you will need it more than i would. Hope the process goes without a glitch for you and all concerned.

6.) If you really need a short answer to your somewhat vague question, it may be this: yes, IT jobs are always in danger, because of a few things:

-- there are so many of them that some slimming down does not affect companies much
-- they rarely have skill sets that people cannot learn quickly. in other words, if you work in IT, you are easily replaceable by the next kid graduating out of college
-- most of the work that IT does in this country is for commerce/banking, which will be hard hit areas in a recession
-- most desi employers (again, this is word of mouth and not personal experience) do not care about their employees, so you can't expect any support out of them
-- last but not the least (and this might sound like a cliche) there is always the omnipresent outsourcing avenue, which will eat your lunch. remember, if you THINK your job can be outsourced, it almost certainly WILL be.

7.) Lastly, look out for yourself and invest in your skills and try to find a job that matches those skills, do not go by what people say. in the end, if you are unemployed, then the unemployment rate is 100%.......think about it............popular opinion will not matter then.......

Very correct.. It market depends on your skill set and geographical area. There maynot be big salary jump on EAd, if lot of people are looking for jobs and there maybe salary cut too..
Just check ur skill and how hot is that.
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