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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, January 09, 2006

On a personal sidenote

Even though I am here on vacation, I am also taking the time to check my employment options over here, and so far it has sucked big time. It always goes something like this: Company shows interest, me goes to the interview and ace it, and then I am asked if I do have work authorization in the US, and when I say no, they inform me how regrettibly they do not sponser internationals and urge me to call them back the moment i do get work authorization, or marry me an american chicka. Understandable? Sure. Frustrating? Hell yeah! The whole world is conspiring against my Bachelordom, I swear! So if any of you knows of a place that does sponser and may want to hire someone with experience in Finance, investment banking and Business risk services who has an MBA and speaks 3 languages, feel free to e-mail me and inform me all about it ( East coast is not a must people. Me is willing to relocate and I like the south). Also, if any of you knows a girl who just wants to get married to a funny and smart egyptian, you better send them digits my way. Just kidding...sort of! Anyway....


At 1/09/2006 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Did you look in California? I couldn't imagine that sponsoring your H1-b would be such a big deal here, it's almost as good now as the Clinton years that sponsoring someone isn't that hard, some companies think that it's big a deal, but if you explain the proccess to them, and that they only have to fill a form and your lawyer will take care of the rest without them worrying about anything, I think this might help.
Also, if you've graduated from a US university, this would greatly improve your odds, because the h1-b quota wouldn't be as restrictive.

At 1/09/2006 02:19:00 PM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

What about banks? I know down here there are banks opening left and right.. I can ask for you.. Only thing is FL sucks!! :P

At 1/09/2006 02:54:00 PM, Anonymous CanadianPharaoh said...

Did you try looking north?

The Canadian economy is at an all-time high, the stock market is doing great and Toronto(the financial capital of the country)is currently experiencing an economic re-birth!


At 1/09/2006 02:58:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

I agree with CanadianPharaoh, Canada is a great country!

At 1/09/2006 03:59:00 PM, Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

Hey man, I have had the same problem.

I have come to the following conclusions: to work in the US you need to
marry a yank chick
get transfered by your own company (so get a job in a US company)
get an internship after your US degree and transform it into a full time job

Otherwise, don't even try, unless you're some kind of Einstein.

At 1/09/2006 04:40:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Dunno about banking, SM... how's your C++? :)

Seriously, high tech companies seem to be hiring just as many foreign employees as ever.

Are you defecting!?

At 1/09/2006 05:18:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

I say we ALL should move to Canada.

Listen, if we all go there we should be able to raise the average temperature several degrees and thus make Montreal more like New York and we won't have to wear sweatshirts in July there!

C'mon, everyone, let's PILE INTO CANADA!!!


Oh heck, c'mon, fella! Hey, look out weird-beard, your saline solution bag is leaking.

Osama, you're pretty tall, aren't you? Have you ever played center before?


At 1/09/2006 05:30:00 PM, Blogger . said...

It would be difficult to get a job in montreal (the only city worth living in if you love easy sex, booze and drugs) unless you were fairly good at french. However, being an Arab settlement, you might be able to get away with Arabic. Or you could try Toronto...(GROSS)
Either way, you'll be cold...but you'll only be 7 hours away from Boston so that could be fun! Come to Canada, Sandmonkey, and stir up some trouble!

At 1/09/2006 05:51:00 PM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Sandmonkey, good news!

I just spoke with Raed Jarrar and Niki Akhavan. As you know, Raed Jarrar is currently sitting on his ass in Santa Cruz, Cali, waiting for his greencard interview. Well, Niki said she wouldn't mind a menage a trois with you and Raed. She said that the idea of an Iranian chick screwing a Palestinian AND an Egyptian would be "like, cool."

I'll be honest, I have no idea how this menage a trois would work in reality and I don't know what the Homeland Security case worker is going to say about TWO guys sitting sitting with Niki Akhavan in the interview.

Kind of strange, right? Hey, but in the Bay Area in CALI?!

Why not?


At 1/09/2006 06:08:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

I wouldn't be as pessimistic as Vox populi, you just have to give it time, three weeks isn't enough for a job search.

At 1/09/2006 06:21:00 PM, Blogger newc said...

American Express may be able to hook you up here.

At 1/09/2006 08:58:00 PM, Anonymous CanadianPharaoh said...

To "SM" and "A pair of brown eyes"

Who knows, maybe SM speaks french. Many in the Egyptian elite speak a bit of or understand french. He mentionned in his post that he is fluent in 3 languages. Anyways, arabic is the 3rd language here. This city has 100 000 Lebenese,
40 000 Egyptians and some 10 000 Syrians. The total population of Montreal is 2.5 million.

SM, she's right about one thing, Montreal is the only city in Canada worth living in. Easy women, great beer and nice weather in summer. Check out some photos of the city on my most recent post. Only 1 bad thing, you must endure a good 5 months of our cold winter.

Peace and good luck


At 1/10/2006 12:08:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

What is this Canada crap? You guys know the Sandmonkey will not be happy in Canada!!

At 1/10/2006 06:14:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

Why not?

If enough of us (zionist imperialist neo-cons) move there (I plan to move there), we can join the Canadian Tories and make the place our own.

At 1/10/2006 08:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

H1Bs have become a political issue.

Hey, Sandmonkey, I'm an American living in Canada with an advanced degree in high tech and I can't get a job in the US.


At 1/10/2006 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It depends on where you want to locate in the USA. If it is a blue state the economy sucks and no jobs because they are taxed to death. If it is a red state things are booming. Try places like Columbus, Oh,Indianapolis,In,places like that where the unemployment level is around 4% or less. Both coasts are dying but the midwest and south are booming.

Who in their right mind would want to live in Canada?

At 1/10/2006 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Twosret said...

Programmer Craig,

Have you ever lived in Canada. Canada is a beautiful country and the people of Canada are very friendly and the health and social system is awesome!

Com'on don't start the American snotty attitude with me now lol

Go to Canadian pharaoh site and check the awesome Quebec pictures. Where do you find that in the US really?! SF and you pay 3 Million dollars to own a house there :)

At 1/10/2006 12:18:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Please don't remind me about the home prices in SF Twosret, let alone the rent, only if the city wasn't so beautiful. Well, if Canada is half as beautiful, with reasonable living cost, give it a try, although I've always had this idea that the economy there is quiet stagnant.

At 1/10/2006 12:25:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

I agree with Anonymous' very sound advice, living in a red state would be awesome, Alabama and Mississipi are in a such a boom that they've replaced each other in being the 49th and 50th poorest states.

At 1/10/2006 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mohamed, you misunderstand those statitics! If you have a job that pays well ($50K USD+) places like that are great places to live because the cost of living is low. Just because the majority doesn't have an education to earn more than minimum wage has nothing to do with you. Where I am average income is $23K a year, land is $2K an acre and life is very good. You can afford to send your kids to private school. A $250,000 house equals a $3mil house in SF with a bonus of land. Have you ever been off of the coasts?

At 1/11/2006 11:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You may want to try one of the big accounting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, E&Y, etc.) With the Sarbanes-Oxley act, there's lots of business for auditors here, and they're looking for people.

Yes, it costs them a couple of thousand dollars to get you an H1B, but they can make you sign a contract agreeing to repay the costs if you leave within two years or so.

At 1/11/2006 11:22:00 PM, Blogger Mad Canuck said...

By the way, the last comment was from me...

At 1/13/2006 12:24:00 AM, Blogger newc said...

He asked for offers, not speculation. Someone grab him please.


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