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Old 02-28-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Thanks John - And would you know what the driving commute would be from Santa Clarita (say) of a morning? Aiming to be in downtown LA at around 8.30?

Google maps says 43 minutes, so it's a traffic question really... I think the train would probably take an hour and a half.

None of this is ideal, clearly, as I would like to see my kids before bed time at least once a week (hence the one hour commute requirement)... but I don't think a house in the two safe closer areas (Burbank or South Pasadena) will be particularly easy to find.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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Thanks John - And would you know what the driving commute would be from Santa Clarita (say) of a morning? Aiming to be in downtown LA at around 8.30?

Google maps says 43 minutes, so it's a traffic question really... I think the train would probably take an hour and a half.

None of this is ideal, clearly, as I would like to see my kids before bed time at least once a week (hence the one hour commute requirement)... but I don't think a house in the two safe closer areas (Burbank or South Pasadena) will be particularly easy to find.
unless you're working on the monday of a 3 day weekend or on a jewish holiday, there's no way that commute will take anywhere near 43 minutes.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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unless you're working on the monday of a 3 day weekend or on a jewish holiday, there's no way that commute will take anywhere near 43 minutes.
No, I figured that'd be the case given what I have read about the LA traffic, I just wondered whether it'd be an hour, 1h15, or 1h30? Or even more... No idea of the extent of the traffic other than that it's 'bad'. I am used to Chicago traffic which can be messy and my 15 minute drive in used to take 35 - 45 minutes but I have no idea if LA is better/worse/same?

I know it's a pain answering these questions, it's just very hard to understand what I may be letting myself in for if I accept LA rather than pushing to be based in SF.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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I'm in the SF Bay area and if your budget doesn't work in LA then it definitely will not work up here. You'll need to negotiate a COL salary adjustment.
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