[Chugalug] Caly-fornee is the place ya oughta be ...

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 19:43:14 UTC 2013


I'd rather move to Colorado, much bigger Euro Automotive scene and lots of
tech firms.



On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 3:40 PM, Mike Robinson <miker at sundialservices.com>wrote:

> And, by Jove, I moved =myself= to the same place .. ahh .. in the late
> 80's.  (Soon enough to actually see the Cali Brothers' feed store being
> dismantled in favor of a new Apple building in Cupertino, and to see
> orchard trees on the Hewlett-Packard campus along the Saratoga-Sunnyvale
> Road.  It is ==absolutely== a nice place to live.  Don't pass judgment
> until at least the three-year mark or the next major earthquake, whichever
> comes first.  :-D
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> Nevertheless ... before you decide to follow the advice that Jed Clampett
> took ("Beverly Hillbillies"), do keep in mind that nearly every company,
> including "Chattanooga" software firms that are well-known to Chugalug,
> actually have subsidiaries and working-groups in many different parts of
> the country and of the world.  The =work= is extremely location-independent
> now, and only likely to become more so.
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> You can get Young People to pack-up and move on a dime; Old Farts are
> harder.  ;-)  Office space rent is between 6 and 25 times higher than good
> ol' Chatt-town, and let's not even discuss the cost of cubicles.  Silicon
> Valley companies have wholesale embraced the concept of a "company-town
> campus" that is a true Hotel California:  "you can clock-out any time you
> like, but you can nev-er leave..."  (Have another "free" cappucino, and
> tell your spouse, while you still have one, that you'll be working late
> once again.)
>
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> On Jun 26, 2013, at 2:12 PM, chugalug-request at chugalug.org wrote:
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> My employer moved me to California last September.  The cost of living is
> positively outrageous but it is a nice place to live.  Especially if you
> like the outdoors and Chattanooga's pollen count is a bit much to cope with
> :-)
>     I decided to live in San Francisco instead of in the valley... I'm
> withholding judgement on the location I picked until I hit the year mark.
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