Leaving the US without telling my employer

So a little bit of background. I work a fully remote job and live in a different far away state from my job. My employer knows this they're OK with this. I have a little less than 4 months left on my current lease.

So, if I with either put the router level VPN with a kill switch on my router, or if I want to put in more effort, setup a physical proxy server at my Grandmother's house that I route all my internet traffic through, am I basically golden? Has anyone else here done something similar?

I can't stomach wasting another year of my youth having to deal with American women and paying out the ass for everything. I was thinking of going to Buenos Aires because it's close to the timezone of my work, safe for SA standards for babby's for SA trip, very cheap, I can stay there on a tourist visa for quite some time, and finally SighSee told me that it's a better spot to go for women than Colombia because Fresh and Fit ruined Colombia. I know some Spanish and if I make it a priority think I can get pretty conversational before I go. I'm tall and white if that matters.

Is there anything I'm not thinking of? Any tips for the Western Union Red Dollar/Blue Dollar rates? Good sites for short term rentals?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    wherever you go dont go to the main fricking cities, go to a smaller-medium city that has all the perks but way lower living costs

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have any specific recommendations? I was thinking Buenos Aires at first would be easiest while I'm learning some Spanish and getting used to how things work in the country money-wise etc. then maybe I could go somewhere else once I'm more comfortable.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Ushuaia is where the magic happens

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I've wanted to go there for years. Go on, anon. Are there regular jobs for non-remote foreigners?

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    have fun gringo

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Make sure the VPN you create is "full tunnel".

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The current plan is to convert a gaming PC that I have into a physical remote Linux server at my grandmother's and routing all internet traffic at the router level through this computer so that not only does it look like I am still in the States, it also will not look like I am using any kind of VPN and will not raise suspicion that way. I actually have another thread about this on SighSee to try to work out the optimal setup for this if you are interested.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's pretty easy to setup. Just use openvpn. I have an openvpn server in a docker container it works flawlessly. You just have to set up a NAT redirect from your router for the VPN port. I'm at the other side of the world right now and I access my home network as if I was home.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          OP here, thanks fren I will look into this. Can you set it up with a killswitch just like a router level VPN? I think that is what I would do.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Yes you would typically configure this on the client side. It's definitely feasible with OpenVPN.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You are overthinking this.

    You don't need to go to those lengths. Just go work remotely overseas and if your employer has a problem with it then they can deal with it or fire you.

    You don't need their permission and you don't need to play games like a child sneaking around a parent. Just do what you want. If they don't like it then frick them.

    Once again, you do not need your employers permission to do your work from somewhere else in the world. For tax purposes simply tell them you only on a working vacation and will be back.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >get fired
      Great advice

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Actually you’re just a coward lol

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Oh shit, you're right. I should risk my financial security because some random guy on SighSee told me to.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            SighSee does it all the time

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Ok fed

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      This. unless you are dealing with some national security type stuff, they don't care. Digital Nomading is a don't ask/don't tell situation. They aren't going to give a shit.

      OP, how big is your IT department? If its one frickin' guy, then nobody is going to give a flying frick where you are.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Actually you’re just a coward lol

      The company probably doesn't want to get in a tax law issue in a country it has no business in, fricking moron. OP is right to take precautions.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with the majority of posters here who suggest that OP will almost certainly have no trouble. But I have to take issue with this ignorant loudmouth:

      >Once again, you do not need your employers permission to do your work from somewhere else in the world.
      There are at least four or five simultaneous reasons why this probably isn’t true. For one, countries have vastly different regulations regarding remote work and working on tourist visas, etc. I don’t think Argentina is likely to get its administrative panties in a twist, but in many places it’s flat-out illegal to work remotely long-term on a tourist visa. If Argentine authorities decided he should be on a different visa, etc., it could come back to frick his employers up. Again, I think the likelihood that anything at all will happen, ever, is negligible. But to cavalierly suggest that nobody has a legitimate right to question his decision to move to another country is simply wrong to the point of dumb.

      If the firm is a large multinational there are absolutely going to be regulations about working from abroad, because OP could be exposing the company to taxation, pension, and regulatory liabilities he/you/I know absolutely nothing about. My wife is a manager with a huge global firm; she manages 100+ people spread out over multiple countries. The company explicitly allows employees to work from just about anywhere. But where people work, even short-term, is closely monitored, because accidentally paying/not paying into local pension or tax systems can resemble money laundering, tax dodging, and other corporate malfeasance, and trigger nasty regulatory blowback.

      >For tax purposes simply tell them you only on a working vacation and will be back.
      This should indeed work in nearly all cases, assuming OP maintains a residential address in the USA and doesn’t register as a resident somewhere else.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        It's technically true but you pay taxes where you are the tax resident. So in general (check country), if you stay 183 days in your country of residence/work then you should be ok to frick off elsewhere no problem. Do check the country laws where you are going as well, just in case.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >you pay taxes where you are the tax resident
          OP is American, so he pays taxes both in the US and wherever else he’s a tax resident (for which length of stay varies a lot). The US is one of an august little handful of countries that tax foreign income. His biggest risk would probably be staying in Argentina (or wherever) long enough that he would be obligated by local law to adopt Argentine tax residency without doing so. In the case of my wife’s company, which is Swiss, the problem is almost the opposite—companies can get in a lot of extremely expensive trouble for making pension contributions to people who aren’t actually domiciled in Switzerland.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        this really only applies if you are working for Globohomosexual Inc™. If your IT department is one or two scraggly dudes, they aren't going to care.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    My point is that if your employer thinks they can control your physical location, then they aren't worth working for.

    In all likelihood as long as you get your assignments completed and keep doing whatever it is you do that makes then money, they won't care. If you are good at your job and the management is intelligent, they will bend over backwards to retain your talent.

    Sneaky stuff is only for do-nothing morons trying to fly under the radar while collecting a paycheck, which is fine, but if that's not you then act like what you are worth.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    you need to bring a frickton of crisp clean USD to BA. any apartment you get, they're gonna want actual USD. prostitutes? actual USD (the good ones at least).

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Don't you want to exchange USD for pesos using Western Union for the Red rate? Using USD sounds like how to get ripped off and pay double like a moron gringo for everything.

      https://i.imgur.com/De3tHQS.jpg

      goddamn man, hoeflation is hitting BA nowadays too. wtf.

      I highly doubt locals pay anything near this rate, given that it's listed in USD prices this is just a way to sometimes scam unknowing Americans. It is the same way with AirBnb's, the listed price in USD online are twice the price that you would actually negotiate for in cash.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Using USD sounds like how to get ripped off

        no, you get discounts. $100 bills are treated like savings bonds, they LOVE USD. crisp clean US bills are practically worshipped. i don't recommend using them for anything else besides your lodging and hookers. though most hookers will take the peso, its just the higher end ones that insist on USD.

        >I highly doubt locals pay anything near this rate

        they do, at least the rich ones. there's a forum i frequent.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      moronic advice, never use USD for mongering.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    goddamn man, hoeflation is hitting BA nowadays too. wtf.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You are way overpaying, you can find good prostitutes for 1/3 of that rate

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        i know, but i like plastic bimbo's with abs.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Gothic ass! LMFAO!

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Those are fake pics, right? Or do those prostitutes really look like that?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Most do, yes. There’s always a little touching up in the photos but I never ran into any outright fakes. There’s also a message board where guys review the girls.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I want barbie

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Any advice for doing this in Canuckland? Is it a matter of just checking countries tax laws?

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Have you considered the tax situation, or is this babies first W-2.
    If they think you are living in the us,….

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, you just keep your tax residence as the states, pay normal taxes and as long as you stay on a tourist visa there aren’t anymore tax implications than taking a vacation to another country.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        this. you just make sure to declare residency in a state like SD or TX to dodge any state income taxes. taxes don't become an issue till you start 1099'ing imo.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      There is no tax situation unless you want to be able to claim foreign exclusions. You don't become a tax resident of foreign countries just by showing up. The only plausible issue I've seen someone bring up is technically maybe if you work at a big multinational with presence in the destination country they could get fussy.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Leaving the US without telling my employer
    Just tell your employer.
    A buddy of mine just asked and same day got the ok and now he works remotely from Portugal.
    You have nothing to gain and everything to lose by not telling your employer.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've done something similar although only for a few months, it was a nice change of pace and I'm glad I did it
    >Buenos Aires
    don't fall for that meme, Buenos Aires isn't nearly as safe as you think even in the wealthier bubbles like Palermo
    I recommend Chile, just not in Santiago (has the same problems). Viña del Mar/Valparaíso is what you're looking for
    definitely get a decent level of Spanish before committing, B1 at least. Should only take a couple months if you're a native English speaker

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      How’s the cooming in Chile?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        about like anywhere else in latam
        the girls aren't nearly are pretty as the ones in Colombia or Argentina
        They have much more native admixture but lets face it nobody is pulling the pretty ones unless they pay them anyway

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      OP here, I’ve been working on my Spanish for a year on and off and already know the structure. I have a couple months so I think with enough focus could get there in a few months.

      >Chile
      Aren’t the girls there fat and ugly? I’m leaving America to get away from fat women lmao.

      >Buenos Aires dangerous
      In what way, just don’t wave your phone around like a moron if you don’t want it to get swiped? I don’t think it’s Colombia scope in your drink dangerous is it? I’m from the States so I’m already used to seeing tweakers tweaking and bums sleeping everywhere. I’m tall and white so I imagine I would blend in the most in a place like Buenos Aires. Also it hasn’t been ruined by American blacks like Colombia or bongs like Poland yet. I see a lot of seethe online from jeets and blacks about Argentinians being racist so as a tall white guy with some Spanish I think I could reasonably do ok with girls there as long as I build a regular social circle through hobbies. I think it would be nice to have a regular GF with some light cooming on the side, seems like the perfect place for that.

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