Currently I am employed with one of India's big 5 IT company and in US on H1 B working for a major financial organisation. Recently , I was approached by a Job Consultant from different state offering me a Contractor position in another firm over there . He has promised to transfer my H1 from my current employer to his firm.
Here is what I need your advice on .. 1) Currently I am getting 5k USD per month ..and a secure job..If I leave this , I will be getting ( promised ) $65 per hr .. Comes out around $10k per month..but uncertain company...
2) He is also asking for $1200 to get my visa tranferred .. he is promising that it will be returned with my first month of salary.. Should I pay him ??
Please help me out ..I have to make a decision quick.. How should I believe this person ..
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Paying 1200 is not bad if you going to work as an hourly basis. becuase H1 transfer itself costs the same as new H1b. approx 1500-2000$. Make sure you know the consultancy well before joining. 65 per hour is very good rate, besides you have to think about Health insurance, Holidays, etc..
Vijay Dinanath Chauhan
Joined: Jun 02, 2006
Thanks Visu.. How should I found out that he will indeed repay this $1200.
Have there been any such cases where they (consultants) keep the money and give you one of their lame reasons.
I think he is going to make atleadt $10 per hour on me .. Golly that's huge for just sittin idle..