Guest post by Vishnu about his dream and job experience in India and he thinks Accepting Job at MNC Instead of Higher Education in the USA is the Big Mistake.
I am from a middle-class family in India.
When I was in college I thought of many things like, after I join a Multi-National Company (MNC) I want to buy this, get that etc..
Now I completed my BTech, got a job in top MNC (Oracle Corporation), and I am an employee from 8 months, but joining MNC instead of higher education in the USA is the big mistake I did.
Why Its a Big Mistake?
I thought of buying the mobile I like (Samsung Galaxy)
But it cost’s more than 1 month of the salary.
I thought of buying bike.
It costs about my 4 months’ salary.
I thought of buying LED TV.
It even costs more than my 1 month salary.
I want to gift a gold chain to my sister.
But with the salary, I’m earning it is almost impossible to buy gold jewels.
How many days I can work in India for just for 3-5 Lakhs per year pay ($6000 to $10000) and getting everything I need by loan, and being happy with that?
Yes, I agree moving to the USA is the only option to fulfill our needs, its the only option.
It’s a matter of 3.5 Lakhs/year or 3.5 Lakhs/month.
Salary in the USA
As you can see for Vishnu, Money and Dreams are his motivation. There is nothing wrong with that.
Some of you might argue that you need to consider Higher Education purely based on a knowledge perspective.
But, if your aim is to make more money living and working in the USA, then coming to the USA for higher education is a good dream to have.
Some of you might not agree with such a dream. After reading the patriotic comments, you might call him by some names.
But, he has a dream to earn more money and enjoy a good lifestyle.
You have to fight to make your dreams come true.
It is possible to make money in India, but its will take time to go from 3 Lakhs per year to 15 Lakhs per year.
Even after taxes, you can save more money in the USA.
Your Dreams in the USA
You wanted to buy a bike, TV, Smart Phone and Jewelery for your Sister.
- Car in the USA – With Entry Level Job you can buy a New car in Loan and pay it off in 2 to 3 years.
- Smart Phone – I’m Apple Fan and you can buy the latest iPhone. You don’t have to spend 1 month salary.
- LED TV – Their prices are getting lower. I got my LCD 42″ 2 years back for $400 Samsung.
- Jewelery – For sure, why not.
For Vishnu, it’s not like you are out of time.
This post was published in 2012 and later updated for clarity and new links.
Follow Up Article: Vishni wrote a follow-up article – 99% of Indian Students Studying in USA Want Just These Two Things