It sounds like the majority of the work is being shipped overseas, with a minority being H1B.
To be fair, our education system sucks. You can’t “teach the test” and expect graduates to be able to function in the workplace, especially something like IT.
But my advice would be to sign the agreement, take the check… and walk away. They’re more likely to succeed in subpoenaing the entire US Congress than getting a judge to rule in their favor against an ex-employee.
What? Your husband saw one weather report that says it might rain for a few minutes while you’re at an all-day festival and you suddenly want to change the day you took as vacation to a different day? But not this day or that day because you have other plans. Oh, it would be more convenient for you if my husband changed all the meetings he stacked on one day so I could work for you this other day, the day that is now showing a 10% chance of scattered showers? Never mind if those meetings are regarding a multi-million dollar project and data center move; I’m sure the corporation won’t mind. FOADIAF Asshat. Not. Going. To. Happen.
No, you cannot hide a support request inside another support request. Opening a ticket for “Can’t connect to printer, and oh by the way myself and some others also need a change to the security infrastructure” that two of your supervisors, including the COO said no, not going to happen already.
You are either such an ID10T that you forgot, or you trying to purposefully trying to get me in trouble save your job. In both cases, I’m not going to do it. Come back with your ducks in a row, or don’t come back at all.
But I’m not that daft to let any contractor near my company’s crown jewels, no matter what the intention, because you never know. If the contractor screws up (accidental rm -rf or del ,) then you’re in the poo, not the contractor.
To prevent this kind of scenario, have the contractor work on the “jump box” totally, you would plonk the code on the “jump box” that need editing, contractor do his work there, and when finished, you copy the edited code back to your own workstation, compile and test.
I have four days left at this place, so no one really batted an eye at me scheduling an ‘unexpected meeting’ later this week, which pretty much means I’ve already got an interview before the job even ends.
(Bad side is it might mean working in DC, which might be a killer for me. But it’s got some plusses, and it doesn’t hurt to check it out.)