Moving to SF from east coast, tips/advices?

Jul 8 29 Comments

Moving to San Francisco at Dropbox!
What are things I should be wary of in bay area and how to make the transition smooth?

TC: 135

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TOP 29 Comments
  • Google PCBro
    Getting laid will be much harder
    Jul 8 4
    • OP
      East Coast wasn't easy either!
      Jul 8
    • MobileIron loom
      Talk about never then
      Jul 8
    • Booz Allen Hamilton / Consultant blindmasq
      Not if you're gay

      /s
      Jul 8
    • Google PCBro
      @OP, get pornhub premium
      Jul 8
  • Cisco tc🍿
    Be prepared for very different weather than you’re used to. We don’t have as much of a winter here, but the SF microclimate makes it feel like winter all summer long. Thunder storms are so rare here that you’ll know about the lightning from your Facebook friends/the news before you will actually see it. Additionally, be advised that when making plans, “yes” means “maybe” and “maybe” means “no” (it took me several years to get this one).

    However, ignore the trolls: I made the move almost 10 years ago and despite the usual SF quirks, I have no regrets. Some of the best food in the world, cool people, and beautiful scenery. Good luck with the move!
    Jul 8 8
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Oh shit you’ll have a great time here then
      Jul 8
    • Cisco tc🍿
      @lmfao what do you mean? I still have a lot of struggles on the dating scene.
      Jul 8
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Best place to be a female is sf, best place to be a male is nyc numbers-wise if you’re straight
      Jul 8
    • Cisco tc🍿
      Numbers wise, yes. But everyone here (myself included) is looking for something very specific. So it’s very difficult to find a good match
      Jul 8
    • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
      Women are extremely picky here and tend to go for the most desirable men, desirable men know their worth here and usually fuck/dump the many women they have access to. A gender ratio favoring women in this respect is much worse since it brings out the worst in the tendencies of the sexes - average men aren’t even playing the game here.

      In NYC the dynamic favors men, but in general male sexual success is low to begin with - so what I’ve seen is high quality women competing for average guys. Average guys may be more promiscuous but are happy to settle down with a quality woman and women in general are monogamous so it works out.

      Now that I think about it, I haven’t met many happy women in sf I actually think this place blows for both sexes now that I’ve typed that out.
      Jul 8
  • Ellie Mae hytgjui
    Here is my advice. Go back.
    Jul 8 5
    • OP
      Too late! So any other advice?
      Jul 8
    • Ellie Mae hytgjui
      Be ready to look hip and cool. Be ready to spend alot. Be ready to study your ass off and keep yourself uptodate with latest technologies. Leetcoding.
      Jul 8
    • OP
      Gotcha! I am in Analytics, so need to be aware of those tech$
      Jul 8
    • Ellie Mae hytgjui
      Also, TC of 135k is too less in Bay Area. That too in Dropbox which is high payer. So take experience of 6 months to year and look for better paying job
      Jul 8
    • OP
      Yeah, will see the growth opportunities after joining them
      Jul 10
  • eBay
    seat

    eBay

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    Why do you call it SFC?
    Jul 8 2
    • Dropbox / Eng bigbeans
      Exactly. The first time I got off the plane and got on a Uber here, and I said “San Francisco... city”, and the driver gave me a good lecture.
      Jul 8
    • New / Eng
      mehAF

      New Eng

      BIO
      JavaScript Full Stack Dev.
      mehAFmore
      Because KFC is taken
      Jul 8
  • Dropbox / Eng bigbeans
    Prepare to have all three meals in the office. Tuck shop is so good, and so all outside restaurants feel dumb.
    Jul 8 1
    • OP
      Haha, that is one thing I am pretty excited about
      Jul 8
  • Docker / Eng
    FqGX58

    Docker Eng

    PRE
    Sitecore
    FqGX58more
    With TC of $135K it will be tough to live in the Bay. Get ready to sacrifice a lot.
    Jul 8 1
    • OP
      Willing to Initially!
      Any other advice?
      Jul 8
  • Airbnb / Eng ⬇️⬇️⬇️
    What’s SFC?
    Jul 8 0
  • Apple / Eng lmfaoapple
    This place sucks dick, and there’s plenty to go around
    Jul 8 0