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Old 11-01-2017, 04:22 PM
Location: SF Bay Area
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Originally Posted by SpringSnow View Post
This is based on limited personal experience but interesting personal experience nonetheless.

2 years ago, my company contracted out two projects to an office in NYC and an office in San Francisco - at the same time. I had the job of managing both - at the same time. As a result, of constant flying back and forth and skype calls, I began noticing some WC vs EC cultural differences, especially in the work place.

I could go on and on and it would fill a book but just on "All Work, no Play" I noticed that the people in San Francisco rarely went out. They'd tend to leave the office on time, but then put extra hours from home. People in NYC tended to stay in the office later and rarely take their work home - unless there was a big deadline.

I never really heard of the people in the San Francisco socializing or going out. Sure when I'd come, I'd suggest happy hour etc, but it seemed kind of out of the norm for them and they all seemed eager to leave. In NYC, a few of the people even became good friends and took vacations together, happy hours were constant, and the office (located in the UES of Manhattan) had alcohol.

Overall, I'd say New Yorkers worked hard, and played a bit whereas I did not get that impression for people in San Francisco. Of course, mileage may vary and this is somewhat limited personal experience.
Probably depends on what industry you're in because the tech/startup scene in SF seems to have a rather pervasive party/alcohol scene. Nearly every startup I've visited has a well stocked bar. Though SF's main white collar industry isn't tech, yet at least, and is more traditional finance/law type of stuff.

Friends with Zenefits: Liquor, sex and a startup's hard-partying culture

For some workers, alcohol and startups are a dangerous mix - San Francisco Chronicle
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bjimmy24 View Post
Pretty much. Though I don't think it has anything to do with distinct neighborhoods. Actually a more likely reason in my opinion is that people stay in their own neighborhood because it basically has the same nightlife offerings as any other, so why make the unnecessary trip?
I think that's an effect not a cause.
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Old 11-04-2017, 10:59 AM
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