Anyone here work in the Bay area but have family/home in SoCal and go home on weekends?

loanDepot / Other LBuC35
Dec 8, 2019 10 Comments

Can't move the family up for a year due to personal reasons. Heard there are folks who commute between NorCal and SoCal for better jobs and opportunities. Looking for some advice and tips.

Thanks!

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  • Apple patek-p
    I know a few people who made it work, personally I would wait a year and move with the family. Work can wait family is more important
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Amazon catowayne
    Dated long distance like this for a year. Every other Friday I’d leave work to the airport, arrive around 8pm, and leave again Monday morning, going straight to work from the airport. It’s not too bad for a relationship, but kids could be tough. However, it’s not exactly uncommon in history for men to have to separate from their families temporarily to give them a better life.
    Dec 8, 2019 3
    • Adobe dobeman
      Really reassuring, in this exact scenario with my SO right now and glad it's manageable for at least that amount of time. I've been doing essentially the same (flying up every other week).
      Dec 8, 2019
    • Amazon catowayne
      It was hard at times, but we’re still together and no longer long distance. Best of luck!
      Dec 8, 2019
  • loanDepot / Other LBuC35
    OP
    That's great to hear. I wish I had that flexibility. Some health issues prevent us from making the move and I have been out of work for 8 months before finding this gig so can't wait for a year.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    What is the package? What company? Just be aware most equity packages have a one year cliff for first year vesting
    Dec 9, 2019 0
  • Microsoft FlyingOwe
    Not ideal but more common than you think.
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • loanDepot / Other LBuC35
    OP
    Thanks all for sharing your perspectives. I really appreciate it. Health insurance and other benefits will put my family in a great position. . Hoping I would build enough equity to steal a remote week every now and then
    Dec 8, 2019 0
  • Atlassian d@t_person
    Least you’ll get lots of miles. Flying back and forth would be expensive, but maybe could even out given it’s cheaper COL in SoCal.
    Dec 8, 2019 0

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