If you like large cities, stay here
Original post made on Jun 27, 2011
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on Jun 27, 2011 at 10:36 am
What a wonderful thought. Have a job in San Jose and live in Danville or Alamo. Need to be at work at 8:00am. Get up at 3:00am...shower etc, etc. Leave the house at 4:30am and join the 300,000 plus vehicles on I-680 South. Get to work at 7:45am. Leave work at 5:30pm or so. Get home at 9:30pm...say hi to your wife and children. Eat something and say goodnight to your wife and children.
What a wonder life.
No thank you, life is so short, why make it shorter.
Work at home if you can find it.
Thanks, Julia from Alamo
on Jun 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm
Julia whatever ... really ignorant, lame set of comments! Who needs 1.5hr to get ready and then 3:15hr to drive to SJ.
I live in Blackhawk and work in SJ ... no complains. Very flexible hours, 45min commute each way. Enjoy best of both worlds Silicon Valley and Blackhawk.
You probably have a very junior, quite unimportant position in your company, that's why you work from home and are not required in the office.
on Jun 28, 2011 at 7:46 am
As you review the reports referenced in your coverage of ABAG/MTC press releases you will see a series of assumptions based on extensive growth in technology and other advanced industry markets. The trend is opposite to those assumptions and most major companies have their technology development and operations out of state and out of the country. More importantly, companies such a CISCO are becoming barometers for the obsolescence of core technologies that are the basis of bar area technology companies.
The second assumption is that our past centers of technology and industrial growth will continue to be destinations into the future. Silicon Valley is a verb for the rapid innovation and commercialization of advanced technologies and that is not located in the Santa Clara Valley now or will it be in the future. Typically, like Apple, the major companies, their company portfolios, and the start-ups produce in Asia using known technologies driven by application software or processes. As a result, we will see decline in corporate HQs and more advancements in Oregon, New York (Albany), Arizona, Texas (Austin) and certainly in Asia.
There are obvious political reasons for such assumptions based on federal funding of projects in our greater bay area. Bay area governments need federal moneys so they create statistics to justify such funding. What is more likely is a near-term decline in bay area population, an over-supply of housing and a continuing flat-line for jobs. As the economy recovers in 3-5 years, industry growth will be outward and based on new technologies and markets far away from the now-absent silicon technologies and the overabundance of dot-com software in the inner bay.