[Chugalug] Nashville vs Atlanta

James Sanders jimmyjazz14 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 02:11:49 UTC 2013

I live in Atlanta and honestly once I moved here the traffic did not 
really seem that bad, sure its not great, but completely tolerable once 
you learn to get around.


On 8/14/2013 7:37 PM, Andrew Pierce wrote:
> Last year, when trying to escape cubicle hell here in Chattanooga at a
> large disability insurance company, I was looking for other
> opportunities. Outside of Unum, BCBS, and TVA, Chattanooga IT jobs are
> scarce or do not pay very well (at least that is my experience with the
> Chattanooga job market). So, I looked in Atlanta. I found a GREAT
> company that offered me a job making more than I was making in my
> previous company, casual work environment, an annual bonus, health club
> membership, and my choice of a PC or Mac.
> However, while the cost of living is similar to Chattanooga, housing
> still was ridiculous by comparison. And yes, the state income tax takes
> a big chunk out of your paycheck. Yes, you can deduct that from your
> Federal taxes but that doesn't happen until April 15 every year.
> But the real deal killer was the traffic. I mean everywhere you go in
> Atlanta you deal with SHITTY traffic at all times of the day and every
> day of the week. I lived in Nashville for five years. While they have
> more traffic than Chattanooga, it is nothing compared to the hell that
> is Atlanta traffic.
> I have friends that live in Atlanta and are quite happy. But they tell
> me that they plan their day around traffic patterns. That just sucks.
> I am not trying to kill your desire for Atlanta but if I had to choose
> between Nashville and Atlanta, I would definitely go to Nashville. It is
> a big town with pro sports, entertainment, night life, and ample job
> opportunities without all the BS of Atlanta.
> My $0.02.
> Andrew
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM, Jon Stanford <jbirdvegas at aokp.co
> <mailto:jbirdvegas at aokp.co>> wrote:
>     I've being offered positions in both Nashville and Atlanta.
>       Nashville with Asurion mobile insurance company. They have a great
>     training, so I could use this position as a springboard into other
>     career opportunities. In Atlanta id be working with a Google partner
>     to develop the next generation smart TVs. I'm still waiting to get
>     the offers in writing but assuming they are comparable in pay I'm
>     not sure where I would rather take my family.
>     I wonder yalls thoughts on the two areas as both technology centers
>     and good for raising a family. Im also got the startup here but I
>     have to think about my family and the possible of a career. Either
>     would be great career opportunities. I'm just wondering about the areas.
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