Continuing the thought provoking discussion, here is a comment posted by a reader at 20 Fascinating Differences Between Lifestyle in India and USA
I have been in IT industry last 6 years , it was my long time plan to higher study in USA due to some family influence .
But after being in the IT industry my interest has grown up.
I see the reality every day, I have been in 2 biggest IT company of India.
90% of the projects are full of corruption.
Every one butter their manager just to go an onsite (mostly USA).
But onsite opportunities are very less so people start playing dirty and nasty politics.
Who gets the chance to go US or UK or other country they try hard to be there as long as possible.
When they don find any way to be in that country only that time they find many good things about India (this reminds me grape is sour).
I have spoken with many people regarding this. Indeed at least 90% of them do not like USA only when they don’t find any option to be there.
Coming to salary in India
…..not ask any one who is working in the IT industry being a software engineer..
To be honest salary sounds huge but you have no life.
What money u get all go when u buy one small size 2-3 bhk house which just cost 50-60 lakhs and when u buy a car say a swift then you end up saving nothing .
Coming to education of child
Guys few days before I was reading an article in The Hindu .. will try to find the link and post .. u will understand .. how pathetic it is.
When u compare your salary and u children’s school fees its not at all cheap.
Most of the school cost 50 k for a class V student and it grows every year. This is the life in Bangalore today.
But I believe at least in another 50 -60 years later India will have better life style than any other country.
Onsite, Salary and Education
Reader has posted his views on 2 different topics
- Nasty Politics to get onsite opportunity
- Salary and No work life balance for Software Engineers
- Cost of Child Education in India
How far do you agree on the above 3 issues?
Here’s my take on those issue.
I have seen my share of politics in the companies, but if you have given specific example, it will add value to your argument.
Work Life Balance and Salary
During my recent trip to India, I was amazed to see the cost of electronics and every day items at Grocery store.
I told to my wife that we have to earn in US Dollars to live in India.
Right before we came to India, we purchased so many items as Gifts for family members. It would have been 3 to 4 times that cost, if we would had to buy the same items in India.
Someone attending interview with family and kids will usually ask for following questions to the person who is interviewing
- How is your work life balance?
- Do you love working here?
- What do you like about working here in this team?
School Education Cost
Public Schools are Free in USA. There are Private Schools that cost around $600 to $1000 per month.
Parents some times prefer Private Schools when their school doesn’t have good rating.
But, majority of parents send their kids (even in our neighborhood) to Public Schools. It doesn’t cost anything in school fees to send the kids to school.
No need to pay donation or high fees to get good education.
Here is the assignment for 3rd grade student in USA.
Some of you might argue, education till high school is better in India. Both education systems are different and they have their pros and cons.
But, I don’t think school students in India get assignments like the above. I wish education system is bit more practical than rote memorization.
Post your comments about Politics in the company, work life balance and cost of education in India.