I’m chatting with a friend from school who now works for an IT behemoth.
It’s extremely funny to see him use the words “abroad” and “onsite” interchangeably.
So he is asking me stuff like “where do you want to settle down in the long term? Bangalore or onsite?”
Another thing with these IT guys is that “onsite” is a huge prestige issue. And you’re a loser if you haven’t been there. Last April i was slated to attend a conference abroad but had to cancel at the last minute due to personal reasons. And ever since, whenever one of my cousins (who is an IT guy) sees me he doesn’t let go without asking me what happened to the foreign trip (he knows the circumstances under which I canceled it). And then proceeds to pat my back saying “don’t worry your chance will come sometime”.