I come from a rural family: a techie of Indian descent who lost his job at Goldman Sachs


As a global investment bank Goldman Sachs begins job cuts expected to affect 3,200 workers or about 6.5 percent of the workforce, affected workers have started looking for new jobs in LinkedInand those affected include Indian workers in the US on H-1B visas.

Shilp Sonica software engineer from India, who spent 1.7 years with the Texas company, is among those who lost their job at Goldman Sachs.

Touched by the layoff, Soni took to LinkedIn where she shared her situation and how she managed to land a job in the US despite coming from a rural family in India.

“I am proud to be the first person in my family to take a Masters abroad. I come from a rural family so it has been a rollercoaster of a journey, overcoming social and financial constraints to come here to come,” Soni wrote. in her LinkedIn post.

Keeping the fighting spirit after losing the job says Soni, “knowing where I started hurts me to get fired. But I still have hope that maybe this isn’t the end of my journey here in the US. So I decided to keep fighting and take advantage of my limited time to find a new job”.

Her LinkedIn profile now states that she is “open to work and seeking positions as Software Engineer and Full Stack Engineer”.

In addition, in late 2022, LinkedIn was flooded with stories from laid-off H1-B employees.

Himanshu V, an IIT-Kharagpur graduate who previously worked at GitHub, Adobe and Flipkart, lost his job at meta.

“I moved to Canada to join Meta and 2 days after I joined Meta my journey came to an end as I was hit by the mass layoff,” Himanshu said in a LinkedIn post.

Raju Kadamwho worked at Meta for nine months, said he did not expect to be fired as he had made “a strong performance in every way” since joining the social network.

He had said that he has been in the US for 16 years now and has had the worst setbacks, “but I never lost my job”.

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