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.
- New / Products108moreAgreed. Moved down to SoCal (LA) and enjoying better weather, food, and the feeling I was missing from NYC. Committing still sucks though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- Facebook MochaPKPlease leave Bay Area. If you own a house, please sell it. So people who like Bay Area can afford a house and live happily.
- Microsoft / ProductTacoBossPretend to be a SJW crusading against the racist patriarchy and watch as the liberal hippy chicks line up.
- Amazon / EngzTQe38Probably because you joined the wrong team, especially working amazon sucks in general
- Capital One / Design33//44City/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).
- Cisco B-InternYeah, 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
- Ooyala F=maYou 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.