[svlug] Re: sorry about that
russ at emersons.net
Mon Apr 30 14:43:02 PDT 2001
Rick Moen wrote:
> begin Bryan J. Smith quotation:
> > I've already priced my salary in Orlando against various California
> > cities on a number of "cost of living" sites and I hope the salaries
> > are out there.
> Then you know that housing costs are also higher here than just about
> anywhere else. Don't be under any illusions, Bryan. Seriously.
To be honest, I'm surprised more people aren't *leaving* the Bay Area
(or the rest of CA). For many technical jobs (I would not venture to
say "most", but certainly a measureable fraction), fulltime
telecommuting is a viable option.
Contrary to popular belief, the Bay Area is not the entire world (though
it is arguably the center of the world....) For on-site work, you might
be better off looking in the Raleigh/Durham NC area to begin with, or
perhaps Reston, VA. Not as far to move, lower cost of living (at least
But I'm biased, having made the move last year and built a house -
something I could not have done in SJ.
Russ Emerson http://www.emersons.net/russ/
If I were creating a world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and
daffodils. I would've started with lasers--eight o' clock, day one.
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