By all accounts, including her own, Nupur Dave had a dream
A local of India, she had spent a past decade vital in the
US. She was working at Google at the perk-filled
“Googleplex” domicile in Mountain View, California, during a job
she loved. And she had performed a permanent residence,
her immature card.
She was a manager for a partial of Google called Network
Content Distribution, a network tech that creates Google run
faster (in geek speak: it’s Google’s homegrown choice to a
calm placement network like Akamai).
And the opportunities for graduation were plentiful.
“I got to travel all over a world, attend conferences,”
she told Business Insider.”It was great. The group was great. It
was unequivocally good job.”
There was usually one problem. She was flourishing increasingly unhappy
with this Silicon Valley dream life.
For one thing, a cost of vital was a hardship. While she was
paid well, it wasn’t adequate to get forward in a dear Bay Area,
most reduction buy a house.
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The idea that all Googlers are rich is a “myth,” she told
Business Insider. While a rarely specialized module operative or
a high opening manager are definitely well compensated
(some of them make 7 total between compensate and stock), for many
rank-and-file Google employees, “Google is a middle payer,” she
For instance, salaries for a technical module manager at
Google operation from $93,837 to $176,500,
according to Glassdoor. While that’s not chicken
scratch, when we cause in what it costs to live in a Valley,
those salaries don’t go far.
“I always rented,” she said, and she mostly had a roommate,
But income wasn’t her categorical problem: loneliness was worse. She
missed her family in India. She missed her home country. She was
single. Working prolonged hours for Google made it tough to meet
someone and have a relationship, she said. And while there is
amicable status in a Valley trustworthy to being an operative at
Google, it also intimidated some men, she felt.
She became very involved with a Indian Google Network.
Google has a vast fortuitous of India ex-pats (including CEO
Sundar Pichai) in Mountain View, and a Indian network is one of
many Google farrago groups.
“I founded a Women’s Cricket group during Google. And with a India
Google network, we orderly a lot of events. we had a life. I
unequivocally had a lot of friends, I’m a unequivocally amicable person,” she said.
It didn’t stop that whinging feeling, though.
At one point, Dave tried jolt adult her life by moving
to the smart city of San Francisco. Walk everywhere. Great
food. Gorgeous views.
But that shortly became exhausting. She wound adult with a three-hour
commute, removing home any night during 8:30 p.m. She hired assistance from
TaskRabbit to do the cleaning and a chores. But her rent
was higher, as were other costs, and she couldn’t means it at
a turn that she needed.
“I was apropos sadder and sadder,” she said. The depletion of
vital in San Francisco also meant reduction time to do her hobby,
photography for her recipe blog.
Then, during a revisit home for her cousin’s wedding, she was
articulate with her 8-year-old nephew who asked her because she lived in
America. The usually answer she could consider of was, “Because
my pursuit is good.”
Was she unequivocally vital for a job? Could she have both? A
life nearby her family in India and Google?She
searched for and landed a Google pursuit in India of parallel
shortcoming as a Technical Program Manager for
Google For Work. But it concerned a large pay
She didn’t confirm to take it until she had a review with a
foreigner on a craft float who happened to be a PhD from MIT
in economics and a law professor. He told her a Google India
pursuit could have a large and useful mercantile impact for her home
country. And a income was adequate for her to buy her possess house
It’s now been 7 months and she says she’s way happier.
“My highlight levels have been reduced to one tenth what they
were. I used to nap for 5 hours a night in a U.S. In
India. we nap for 8 hours now,” she says.
She wrote a post about withdrawal America for India
that went viral on LinkedIn and has given perceived thousands
of messages from people.
Her recommendation to other U.S. immigrants is “don’t woe yourself”
though to “trust your gut.” It will tell we if a U.S. is your
loyal home, or if it “is not your destiny.”