NYC vs Bay area

New / Mgmt facebooo
Nov 2 26 Comments

Take TC out of the equation.
For work, would you rather live in NYC or Bay Area?
why? weather? the ladies? career? culture?

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  • New / Design 👩‍🎨🖍🎨
    I’ve lived in both NYC and SF Bay Area (and Seattle). I prefer Bay Area mainly because of weather. I also like the relaxed atmosphere here and it’s cool getting most tech stuff first.

    I miss some of the NYC food though and things actually being open late.
    Nov 2 9
    • Apple / Eng sexybezos🍌
      You can say that again
      Nov 2
    • Deloitte / Consultant Makiavelli
      holy shit where do you live that you cant feed yourself after 10 pm? definitely not sf. maybe you’re in a suburb like colma or something?
      Nov 2
    • ☝️tons of good places open late.. also still a good amount of post-2am spots that soak up all that poison. Just gotta know where to go
      Nov 2
    • Apple / Eng sexybezos🍌
      Drop some deets then my dude
      Nov 2
    • New / Design 👩‍🎨🖍🎨
      I’m not saying there’s not good food on the west coast. I just miss some of the food found in NYC. Some stuff is made differently or taste different. If I was in NYC I’d miss SF food lol.
      Nov 3
  • Apple / Eng sexybezos🍌
    If you’re a single straight male 20’s to 30’s you’re picking nyc and it should be a landslide choice. If you brought your own SO it doesn’t matter
    Nov 2 2
    • Microsoft / Product Itis
      I'm making my next party BYSO i like that term
      Nov 2
    • Google / Eng woot-woot
      Yep i made the bad choice. Realized after coming to bay area 😕
      Nov 2
  • If you’re in your 20s and early 30s, it’s NEW YORK definitely. Otherwise I’d say SF Bay Area
    Nov 2 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng GammaE
      Why? New York is cold, Bay seems to be nice.
      Nov 2
  • Compass HWV39
    I’m confused op. Are we comparing SFO to JFK or LaGuardia?
    Nov 2 4
    • New / Mgmt facebooo
      OP
      I know, with all the flying I do , I started using the airport code as a shorthand for each city. I have it bad. Unfortunately I can’t edit the survey in blind.
      Nov 2
    • Apple s432
      I think PDX is actually a shorthand way of writing Portland though. Can’t think of another city that has this convention
      Nov 2
    • New / Mgmt facebooo
      OP
      NYC and WAS are codes for all their three airports
      Nov 2
    • Amazon / Eng SmkWdEvyDy
      I don't even fly much (maybe once or twice a month on a heavy month) and I use airport codes for everything too.
      Nov 2
  • Juniper democracy
    I've lived and worked in both NYC and Bay Area. If you're under 35 and male you are losing out on your social life by being the Bay Area. The SF area is single man's hell with a horrendous dating and social scene. Sure, you'll get better TC but you will never get your youth back.
    Nov 2 0
  • Microsoft / Product Itis
    Ladies + fun vs Career ops in SF. Pros and cons of each?
    Nov 2 1
    • Apple / Eng sexybezos🍌
      Burn yourself out in the bay and leave this hellhole after padding the accounts is my plan
      Nov 2
  • Meetup / Eng QTjl21
    If you're not disciplined about maintaining wlb, then I don't think it matters much. When I was in nyc, I spent all my time on work and looking for another job, so I rarely got to enjoy being in the city.
    Nov 2 0
  • Expedia Group / Eng getmesfjob
    I don't think NY is that colder than SF now. I just flew here yesterday and the weather is a tad bit colder
    Nov 2 0
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