Commute from San Jose to San Francisco ?

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Oct 1, 2019 38 Comments

Got an offer from Salesforce. Is it possible ? What are my options to commute from San Jose to San Francisco ? How reliable is scoop / waze in this scenario ? Salesforce employees ?

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  • Oracle
    not_larry

    Oracle

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    not_larrymore
    Bye bye 3 hours of the day.
    Oct 1, 2019 3
    • Amazon
      azmix

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      Here to share my experience and knowledge inspired by the support I got from minimsft.
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      3 hours is very optimistic and is only true if everything goes well with no delays of any kind. One way takes 1 hour and 30 minutes just on the train.
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Salesforce xrbI46
      I’d also say closer to 4. Even with the express/bullet train that takes a little over an hour one-way from Diridon in SJ, the last stop in SF is 4th & King which is still another 15/20 mins away from SFDC’s offices. Unless you have the ability to instantly teleport from your front door to the train platform, you have to factor in train wait times and transfers (e.g., Caltrain-to-Muni), walking from station to station, etc. All of the little things add up.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Tesla lambdaq
    Caltrain.
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Microsoft techladki
    Does it suck even with Caltrain? If so, why?
    Oct 1, 2019 6
    • eBay
      seat

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      Why did you click on me 😡
      seatmore
      BART and Caltrain’s smells are mainly from the people, not the trains themselves (unwashed body odor smells, weed smells, curry smells, etc)
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Not in my experience, I've taken them on the weekend at times when they're empty and I leave smelling like...ugh
      Oct 1, 2019
  • eBay
    seat

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    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    Take BART
    Oct 1, 2019 3
    • eBay
      seat

      eBay

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      Why did you click on me 😡
      seatmore
      Just drive up to the Milpitas station when it opens. It’ll be faster than taking slow ass Caltrain
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Verizon Media / Eng HG10TW
      Ah okay, that could be an option. Still a long commute....
      Oct 1, 2019
  • I did it for 7 months and got insanely sick from exhaustion. Cried every day as my sanity disintegrated, and will NEVER do it again. So not worth it. Now I work remotely and life is worth living again. But that’s just me... I guess if you like reading books CalTrain will give you plenty of time to do so.
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • U must hate your life
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Docker / R&D
    SQL_Inject

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    SQL_Injectmore
    Not sustainable
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Airbnb redteam5
    It sucks massively. It’s do-able for a bit but it’ll wear your sanity.
    Oct 1, 2019 0
  • Lol. I have 3 hour commute SJ to Sunnyvale. Unless you live next to the Caltrain station, SF is going to take much longer.
    Oct 1, 2019 5
    • Microsoft
      twvjwd

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      twvjwdmore
      @n00b0 doesn’t lyft offer any shuttle services?
      Oct 1, 2019
    • Park and ride + bus gets you nowhere fast. Caltrain may be better.
      I am taking the shuttle from Camden to Sunnyvale. Took me 2 hours to get to the office this morning. Don’t even want to think how long it is to SF.
      Oct 1, 2019
  • Salesforce Itzi
    Yup been there done that... best bet is to take the Shuttle.... depending on where in San Jose, they have a shuttle stop at Camden or also at Santa Clara. Else, you could do BART from warm springs fremont. Plan for easy 2 hrs each way... but you could potentially use time on shuttle to work... saving time spent in office... also a day work from home in a week can work. Its not comfy, but it can be done
    Oct 1, 2019 0

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