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1   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2019 Nov 26, 8:38am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Their tech division stays in SF.
2   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 26, 9:23am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Liberal_in_blackface says
Their tech division stays in SF.


for how long?

If they want stressed out techies who overpay for overcrowded itsy bitsy abodes, or spend hours commuting (or maybe do both) and navigate through armies of homeless vagrants, there's Bangalore for that. At a fraction of the cost of even Texas. At least they won't track poop in on their shoes as they walk into the office in Banaglore.

This is the quote from Wolf's article.
“As we’ve said previously, our strategy is to maintain our headquarters in San Francisco, where the firm was founded,” said a Charles Schwab spokeswoman in December 2016.

Gotta wonder about those SF techie Hipsters.
3   Brd6   ignore (1)   2019 Nov 26, 10:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Let'em stay in CA. We don't need any stinking progressives down here. They ruined their own state with taxes, homeless, crap on streets, high housing prices, and scooters, and are coming now for the Great State of Texas.
4   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2019 Nov 26, 11:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

B.A.C.A.H. says
Liberal_in_blackface says
Their tech division stays in SF.


for how long?



For as long as SF remains the preferred place for the tech industry. The reasons for that escape me, but it is what it is.
5   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 27, 5:06am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

A lot of tech is moving to places like Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, Raleigh etc... CA still holds the title, but will likely falter over the next 20+ years.
6   B.A.C.A.H.   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 27, 7:19am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

joshuatrio says
A lot of tech is moving


Or Bangalore. Then there's my niece in the Philippines, has a degree in computer science, works at an outsourcing company with exclusively US customers, making about $250 per month. She and her colleagues are just as competent as anyone here.

joshuatrio, I think you shared that you left the region a while ago. Are you a tech worker? Could you share with us your report card on how it's gone so far?

I am afraid that I am stuck here with my roots for the time being, but it's getting sh*ttier and sh*ttier. And I don't even live among the sh*t on the streets of SF.
7   joshuatrio   ignore (0)   2019 Nov 27, 8:08am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

B.A.C.A.H. says


Or Bangalore. Then there's my niece in the Philippines, has a degree in computer science, works at an outsourcing company with exclusively US customers, making about $250 per month. She and her colleagues are just as competent as anyone here.

joshuatrio, I think you shared that you left the region a while ago. Are you a tech worker? Could you share with us your report card on how it's gone so far?

I am afraid that I am stuck here with my roots for the time being, but it's getting sh*ttier and sh*ttier. And I don't even live among the sh*t on the streets of SF.


Yeah, I'm a network/cyber security engineer. I lived in the Monterey area for 8 years and moved to Atlanta about 3-4 years ago. So far so good. My salary actually went up (3 times) out here and the cost of living is significantly lower, so it's been a win win. We've also started 2 new businesses at home - and the costs of starting/running a business in Georgia are almost free. I miss the moderate West coast climate, but that's about it. I paid cash for my house and cars, so I bank about 75% of every paycheck. We travel a lot now and can do a lot with our kids. We do at least 3 vacations a year, with a few camping trips in between.

Financially, it's been a HUGE win.

Tech is big over here. Everyone I've met at the local gym and through acquaintances appear to be in the tech field. Alpharetta has a LOT of IT jobs open if you are considering leaving. It's a pretty trendy area too.

My father in law (who still lives in Monterey), was out visiting the other week, and the conversations I had with him really confirmed that we made a good move. I found that a lot of people out West want to live in a bubble, and want absolutely nothing to do with real life hardships. Like all the homeless out in SF and Monterey, people just walk around and pretend it doesn't exist. It wasn't until I left the state that I was like "whoa, this is what the rest of the world looks like." That's probably a stupid analogy, but I find people down here in the South to be pretty open minded and helpful, whereas the majority of people I knew out West were closed minded or super susceptible to group think.

It's not perfect down here, but it's been a great move for us. I got tired of the rat race out there and it's nice to just come home and chill. We've made better friends out here as friendships are more genuine. People are also more willing to help others down here. It's rubbed off on us as well in that we are trying to help others succeed.

I think you'll find most of that wherever you go, but likely not in CA anymore.
8   NancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2019 Nov 27, 8:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Liberal_in_blackface says
B.A.C.A.H. says
Liberal_in_blackface says
Their tech division stays in SF.


for how long?



For as long as SF remains the preferred place for the tech industry. The reasons for that escape me, but it is what it is.


money, investment, and lastly talent.
9   Ceffer   ignore (4)   2019 Nov 27, 10:16am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

joshuatrio says
I found that a lot of people out West want to live in a bubble, and want absolutely nothing to do with real life hardships. Like all the homeless out in SF and Monterey, people just walk around and pretend it doesn't exist.


There's a surprising amount of denial in Cali, necessary because it's diseased condition can only be ignored if possible. I have talked with people about the three to four months of crappy, heavy smoke in the air from the fires in the previous years (this year was blessedly better), and they just blink and say "what smoke?". I think that unless they are personally burned out or an avalanche hits them, they are hypnotically programmed into 'best weather, yeah, that's it!'.

There's also the strange and scrofulous masses, ever impinging on everyday life. I really appreciate that across the freeway that the Cali Guv was considerate enough through its social programs to drop in a slice of the ghetto into the building projects to improve the community. This will assure that the school systems will have to dumb themselves down to match, to become the same crappy, weird brainwashing stations that the others are. The true enclaves are shrinking away even from the upper middle class.

Heavy denial comes when things are breaking down, and the people just hope that it will go away or spontaneously get better. There's no 'better' because the politicians' vision is sending the state further and further into the crapper.

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