Wearing tech apparel in downtown SF

Tesla AutopiIot
May 5 27 Comments

Ive been walking around downtown SF all day and I’ve noticed that very few people wear tech company logos. A homeless man actually confronted and started cursing at me when he saw my tesla logo shirt. Is there an unspoken rule to not wear tech shirts in SF, or am I jumping to conclusions?

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  • Airbnb murat
    I sometimes run into tech haters in the city. a lyft driver I had once started berating tech when I told him we had an all-day offsite
    May 5 2
    • Tesla AutopiIot
      OP
      Well that’s kinda ironic
      May 5
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

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      But he worked for Lyft
      May 5
  • Facebook public2
    No one likes a tool
    May 5 0
  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    Whenever I see a group of people wearing company swag in SF it reminds me of frat culture.
    May 5 0
  • Expedia tier n!
    Maybe because swag looks bad.
    May 5 0
  • Micro Focus / Eng chmod777
    There’s just no point. Other engineers will likely look for reasons to look down on you for working at the company on your t-shirt, and resentful non-tech Bay Area resident hate tech workers anyway and will be vocal about it.
    May 5 0
  • Snapchat bFCN68
    Your apparel sends a message about your personality, your taste, your status. Company swag sends a message you're either cheap or dull.
    May 5 0
  • SpaceX ________
    Bruh what is your stop loss order?
    May 5 0
  • Facebook AIlya
    Some companies have rules against wearing branded gear outside of work because of past violent reactions from people...
    May 5 2
  • eBay
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    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    Only wear it if you work at a cool company like Goldman Sachs or DowDuPont
    May 5 0
  • Google
    AIMLOK

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    AIMLOKmore
    Don't be that guy.
    May 5 0
  • New hujcxt
    I've been cursed by numerous homeless people on the streets of SF and I never wear corporate apparel.
    May 5 0
  • Nvidia youruncle
    Only interns wear swag.
    May 5 2
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

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      What about the Noogler hat
      May 5
    • Snapchat bFCN68
      Noogler hat is a humiliation to break your spirit
      May 6
  • Microsoft / Eng sonofa🍑
    Perhaps the homeless guy was just upset Tesla's self driving is not reliable enough.
    May 7 0
  • Wells Fargo qUyB01
    Longtime residents want all the benefits that come with tech without actually having tech folks here
    May 5 0
  • LinkedIn IDDQD_
    Tech is the bourgeoisie
    May 5 1
    • Yelp / Eng sJJv80
      I’d say closer to petite bourgeoisie, but, yeah.
      May 5
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    It was a weekend. Tech workers wouldn’t be downtown.
    May 6 0
  • Apple etubrute
    When tech has gentrified so much of the city, you’d have to be daft and stupid to realize that sporting your free tech swag is dumb as shit.

    Think McFly...think!
    May 5 0
  • AT&T / Eng
    DDM2K

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