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I absolutely hate the Bay Area

Amazon Djdifodof
Dec 5

Commute here is horrible. Making friends here is even worse. Work life sucks. Colleagues are no fun at all. Moved here 6 months back from Seattle. Worst decision ever.

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  • New / Product
    s108

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    Mostly startups. Interested in exploring new opportunities
    s108more
    Agreed. Moved down to SoCal (LA) and enjoying better weather, food, and the feeling I was missing from NYC. Committing still sucks though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Edit: Commuting
    Dec 52
    • Apple applpark
      How is dating scene there?
      Dec 5
    • Bloomberg highTC
      What's hard about committing? Just git commit -a.
      Dec 5
  • Facebook MochaPK
    Please leave Bay Area. If you own a house, please sell it. So people who like Bay Area can afford a house and live happily.
    Dec 52
    • Workday Timo
      Inb4 Chinese investor buys the house
      Dec 5
    • Oath / Engfat
      Chinese investors has long moved on to Seattle
      Dec 5
  • Dropbox drl/food
    But that TC
    Dec 51
    • Facebook Stiev
      Tc is the same, actually worse because of col and tax
      Dec 5
  • Vanguard vtoD76
    But that cost of living.
    Dec 50
  • Microsoft / ProductTacoBoss
    Pretend to be a SJW crusading against the racist patriarchy and watch as the liberal hippy chicks line up.
    Dec 53
    • Microsoft Gjits23
      This guy sounds like a lonely bitter incel
      Dec 5
    • VMware BobbleHat
      Line started ^^
      Dec 6
    • Microsoft Gjits23
      Nope. Just hate incel losers.
      Dec 6
  • Amazon / EngzTQe38
    Probably because you joined the wrong team, especially working amazon sucks in general
    Dec 51
    • Microsoft Gjits23
      Wtf does team have to do with an entire geographic area. Jeez nerd, there’s more to life than your gd team
      Dec 5
  • OneMarket ri0ts
    Go back to living under an umbrella
    Dec 50
  • Microsoft Gjits23
    Yup. Bay Area is terrible in so many ways. 10 years here and I can attest.
    Dec 50
  • Facebook public2
    False, unless you live in the south bay or something.
    Dec 53
    • Amazon Djdifodof
      OP
      I live in the South Bay
      Dec 5
    • Facebook public2
      Oh yea then true, south bay is terrible. Sorry. Thought you meant the bay.
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Gjits23
      Lol when people think South Bay means Bay Area
      Dec 5
  • Zymergen / Engwe hiring!
    Commute, WLB, colleagues. Sounds like you have no time to make friends. Your issue is your job. The Bay Area is great. Look out for yourself by finding something better.
    Dec 50
  • Apple NoName!!
    Go back to depression capital
    Dec 50
  • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
    Making friends...is just...so hard buddy ☹️☹️😞😞
    Dec 50
  • Apple applpark
    TC and YOE?
    Dec 51
    • Williams Lea Tag / MktgGayDude
      Nicki Minaj and Cardi B ?
      Dec 5
  • Capital One / Design33//44
    City/regional culture and weather are highly influential on our social bonds, recreational activities, and general moods.

    If the Bay Area isn’t right for you, then that’s okay. Before leaving the area, try finding and relocating to a town or neighborhood within the Bay that’s more your style. It may mean a longer commute but you’ll at least have more opportunities to meet new people and do fun stuff.

    Give it another 6 months to see if the culture shock wears off. If it doesn’t subside, request to transfer offices or find a new gig.

    At the end of the day, money can’t buy happiness. Spending 4-5 years in a place that makes you utterly miserable just ain’t worth it when you have choices and freedom (e.g., not poor and detest).

    Do you.
    4d0
  • Autodesk killerbeez
    Happiness is a state of mind
    Dec 50
  • Unity Lofihiphop
    Lets drink
    Dec 50
  • Cisco B-Intern
    Yeah, Bay Area has problems, so are any other places, but I love it.

    Possibly joining a typical silicons valley company may help. Not Cisco of course. Lol
    Dec 51
    • Apple julB03
      He works at Amazon but ok...
      Dec 5
  • Ooyala F=ma
    You should've know commute was bad before you moved.

    Plenty of young people here so not sure why you aren't able to make friends.

    If your work life sucks I would say that is the root of the issue.

    Move back. I don't mean this with sarcasm or anything. It's always good to see if the grass is greener on the other side. If not, jump back.
    Dec 50
  • Cadence / R&Dchangename
    TC and GTFO of Bay area why are you complaining?
    Dec 50
  • Cisco / OpsCiscoNewb
    What were you expecting? The promised land? Good luck leaving now. You'll be bombarded with local jobs next time you post your resune.
    Dec 50

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