what would it take for you to leave Silicon Valley?

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Oct 30 15 Comments

other than great pay, what does SV offer you that no other place in the US would? this is for US Citizens as im sure Visa holders are bound to a company

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TOP 15 Comments
  • Google QTOPS
    The ability for 50% of my comp to go to taxes.
    Oct 30 0
  • Google AngloSaxon
    The same concentration of highly skilled tech talent, number of top tech companies, comparable pay and working hours, safe living environment, and temperate climate could induce a move. I don't know of anywhere else that can match SV in all these criteria.
    Oct 30 2
    • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
      Yawn
      Oct 30
    • UNIS pwix
      Honestly! I can vouch Socal is lacking a lot of brain cells and I feel like most people are very settled (married with kids) so they have no drive to advance their hard skills anymore at a time when tech doesn’t stop for anyone.
      Oct 30
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    Flip it: what would it take for you to move to Sillycon Valley?
    Oct 30 1
    • New llIIl
      TC and TC only
      Oct 30
  • Google qpwieirury
    I didn’t really like the weather in the Bay Area. Much happier with the variety of seasons on Seattle. I left SF a couple years ago. It’s just much cleaner and pleasant here in Seattle. Also housing is half the price.
    Oct 30 1
    • Amazon wygcfh
      I'm sure you say things that are not popular opinions all the time. Ever noticed this while in team meetings?
      Oct 30
  • Apple WOZ19
    Visa holders aren’t bound to a company. Though, its true, we get more options once we get a green card.

    I’d move to San Diego even if I took up to a 30% pay cut.

    If there was tech in Hawaii I’d take a larger pay cut for that.

    I won’t move to the East Coast for even a 30-40% hike. Too much hustle there. West coast vibe is better suited to creativity.
    Oct 30 1
    • Microsoft / Other : 🐧
      Many visa holders (e.g., H1B) ARE bound to a company. The trick is that you can change that company
      Oct 30
  • Uber reddreads
    OP
    Lmao Google what Bay Area are you living in?
    Nov 1 0
  • Facebook zkgT51
    Whether you work in Silicon Valley or some other tech hub does not really matter a whole lot for corporate employees if we take out pay. That said, there's an appeal to working at HQ because that's where strategic decisions are usually made.

    It matters more when you are a founder and need the network (i.e. investors, other founders). Or when you want to work at a specific startup in SV.
    Oct 30 0
  • Facebook public2
    Nothing. Family, friends, access to travel and culture, and weather is hard to beat.
    Oct 30 0
  • eBay zxdRc4?
    1 gazillion
    Oct 30 0
  • Tesla elonotoday
    Weather.
    Oct 30 0

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