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Old 03-19-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Since when was showing up late or leaving early from work part of a cities pace?
Being anal retentive and inflexible about working hours is, to me, rat-racy. I've worked at multiple places in Denver where "core hours" are 9am-3pm. If I come in at 8:30 and go home at 4 nobody gives a damn as long as my work is done. That _never_ happened in Dallas.

Edit: Dallas/DFW also has a very prevalent "Keeping up With the Joneses" subculture. Not exactly laid-back.

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Old 03-20-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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Since when was showing up late or leaving early from work part of a cities pace?
See, this is why I donít engage in discussions about ďpaceĒ. Itís such an ill-defined concept. Iíve had easy-going jobs in NY and DC, and high-stress positions in Pittsburgh and Chicago. Itís silly to think cities have a singular work culture. More so, even if there was a local professional culture only people whoíve lived and worked in a city world be able to assess it.

I think street-level activity in business districts influences most peopleís perception of pace more than they know.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: DMV Area
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Phoenix and Houston. Atlanta is fast paced in some parts of the city like Midtown and Downtown but not like major East Coast cities but not as laid back as Western cities.
I always laugh when people from Mississippi and Alabama claimed Atlanta was so "hustle-and-bustle" and would look at me like I was crazy when I mentioned life in DC and how much faster pace it is in comparison to Atlanta. I certainly understand why they see Atlanta as "fast" though. But all the northeasterners would either complain or embrace the slower place of the area.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:17 AM
 
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I said this somewhere else but I can always tell the pace of the city/place by whether people walk up or down the escalators. I can't stand places where people either don't move to the right or put any effort in actually "moving".
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:59 AM
 
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Being anal retentive and inflexible about working hours is, to me, rat-racy. I've worked at multiple places in Denver where "core hours" are 9am-3pm. If I come in at 8:30 and go home at 4 nobody gives a damn as long as my work is done.
Wow this is why I really want to move to the Denver area. In the DC area, you're seen as a slacker if you leave before 6 pm even if you've been there since 7 am. Which I don't mind working, I work hard but it's over the top sometimes.

I'm still considering a move to the Denver/Aurora area.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Wow this is why I really want to move to the Denver area. In the DC area, you're seen as a slacker if you leave before 6 pm even if you've been there since 7 am. Which I don't mind working, I work hard but it's over the top sometimes.

I'm still considering a move to the Denver/Aurora area.
I'm not doubting your situation but I live in DC and work on a flexible schedule. I could be in at 9 or 10 and leave at 3 or 4 and nobody would bat an eye. We even have a culture of letting someone know if they are inquiring where someone is then they should call them on their cell or look on their calendar.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:08 AM
 
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I'm not doubting your situation but I live in DC and work on a flexible schedule. I could be in at 9 or 10 and leave at 3 or 4 and nobody with bat an eye. We even have a culture of letting someone know if they are inquiring where someone is then they should call them on their cell or look on their calendar.
Lol I want to work where you work! I'm sure it's not everywhere in DC and some organizations are better than others but the places I've worked, it looks bad if you leave before 6 pm.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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Lol I want to work where you work! I'm sure it's not everywhere in DC and some organizations are better than others but the places I've worked, it looks bad if you leave before 6 pm.
Yeah, I suppose I feel fortunate but my company in SF was pretty much the same. I'm not a Fed so perhaps that has something to do with it. I'm in the private sector and this is probably also industry specific.

I hope you find something soon, I would hate that old school work mentality where nobody can mind their own business and work and you're basically just clocking in and out to appear a certain way.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Detroit or Houston
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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How fast people move from point A to point B, the speed of the accents, the amount of events offered at any one time, the absolute density (urban, traffic, and pedestrian), the evolution of trends. Also, the climate has a small factor as hotter climates tend to have people moving slower compared to the cold that forces you to move along more quickly.

I'd imagine Phoenix and Dallas are also relatively laid back among major cities even though I've never been there.
A major factor for me is amount of noise from the streets, construction, sirens, etc. Noise adds to stresss and makes the pace seem faster.
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