I need to discuss a situation and want some advice from experts here.
One of my friend, an iOS developer in Pakistan, accepted a job offer from Malaysia. He sign the contract with the company and send passport copy for visa processing. HR told him that they will update him once stage 1 is done. After that the HR haven't contact him. He send emails to them but they didn't reply. Meanwhile he got another offer from Malaysia (with better salary package). He waited 2 weeks for the first company and since they haven't reply... he accepted the second offer and also sign the contract with the 2nd company, send them his passport copy to process stage 1.
The 2nd company processed his stage 1 and send him the approval letter etc. After few days the 1st company wake-up and also send him stage 1 approval letter and ask him to proceed... but he already sign contract with the 2nd company and got visa from them... But now the first company is threatening him that they will blacklist him and he cant work in Malaysia.
Now he got visa on his passport from the 2nd company. We want to travel and join them but scared that if the 1st company will blacklist him then he will be in trouble...
I need advice what he should do in this case? and is there a possibility that the 1st company will blacklist him? he is trying to negotiate with them and offer them that he will pay back all the processing cost etc.
Thanks in advance!