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Old 01-14-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Bayside Village - about 4 blocks from the Caltrain station with a light rail between the Caltrain station and this place. Studios are about $1900. Lots of bars and restaurants in the area. It's near AT&T ball park.

And there are a lot more apartments in the area. You'll have to google them on your own.
Thanks humboldtrat. Someone at the firm also mentioned Avalon, but it looks pretty friggin expensive.

I'm starting to think I should negotiated a higher salary or signing bonus. But the job market sucks so bad I kept my mouth shut.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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Thanks humboldtrat. Someone at the firm also mentioned Avalon, but it looks pretty friggin expensive.

I'm starting to think I should negotiated a higher salary or signing bonus. But the job market sucks so bad I kept my mouth shut.
For someone who is suppose to be in "strategy consulting", you really should have better research skills and be more diligent BEFORE accepting the offer.

You have underestimated/gotten incorrect your cost of living, rent, the distance from Palo Alto to SF, the availability of shuttle from your company.

Is your new job even close enough to the Caltrain station in Palo Alto to make the commute feasible from SF? Do you know what your hours will be? Outside of the commute hours, it takes substantially longer on Caltrain.

If you are trying to find an exact duplicate Yorkville & Murray Hill in the SF bay area...within a commuting distance to Palo Alto..you are not going to find it.

You have also managed to offend many posters on this board with broad, inaccurate racial stereotypes in a short amount of time. I am asian, and I have nothing in common with you. I have family going back 3 generations in NYC, and your views are NOT typical of the New Yorkers I know.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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Wow, that's expensive. I calculated my post-tax bi-weekly check and it's somewhere in the range of $2,400. The taxes in CA are brutal and the rent seems to be as bad as Manhattan. What the hell am I going to save?
Rent has gone up significantly in the last year, or so, for a variety of reasons (multiple threads on this board talk about these issues)...For instance, when I was looking at apartments in SF about year ago, I'm noticing that some apt complexes are charging a good ~400-500 dollars a month more now. There is also a really low vacancy rate in SF right now. Landlords must have wised up, and are realizing they can charge a lot more for their property. I wasn't here during the dot-com bubble of the late 90's, but I've heard from some people that the market right now is getting close to the craziness of that time.

Seems like you happen to be moving at a really bad time in the SF rental market...
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:21 PM
 
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For someone who is suppose to be in "strategy consulting", you really should have better research skills and be more diligent BEFORE accepting the offer.

You have underestimated/gotten incorrect your cost of living, rent, the distance from Palo Alto to SF, the availability of shuttle from your company.

Is your new job even close enough to the Caltrain station in Palo Alto to make the commute feasible from SF? Do you know what your hours will be? Outside of the commute hours, it takes substantially longer on Caltrain.

If you are trying to find an exact duplicate Yorkville & Murray Hill in the SF bay area...within a commuting distance to Palo Alto..you are not going to find it.

You have also managed to offend many posters on this board with broad, inaccurate racial stereotypes in a short amount of time. I am asian, and I have nothing in common with you. I have family going back 3 generations in NYC, and your views are NOT typical of the New Yorkers I know.
Well, like I said, the job market in SF may be booming but it sucks in the rest of the country. I don't think salary negotiation would have been a wise move. Plus I'm a career switcher of sorts, so again, not much leverage.

I have been extremely lazy about the move. I hate researching stuff like this.

The company provides a shuttle from the Caltrain station in PA so it doesn't sound like that should be a problem. Work hours are roughly 9am-7pm.

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Rent has gone up significantly in the last year, or so, for a variety of reasons (multiple threads on this board talk about these issues)...For instance, when I was looking at apartments in SF about year ago, I'm noticing that some apt complexes are charging a good ~400-500 dollars a month more now. There is also a really low vacancy rate in SF right now. Landlords must have wised up, and are realizing they can charge a lot more for their property. I wasn't here during the dot-com bubble of the late 90's, but I've heard from some people that the market right now is getting close to the craziness of that time.

Seems like you happen to be moving at a really bad time in the SF rental market...
Its definitely crazy. Too many damn transplants driving up the rent.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Thanks humboldtrat. Someone at the firm also mentioned Avalon, but it looks pretty friggin expensive.

I'm starting to think I should negotiated a higher salary or signing bonus. But the job market sucks so bad I kept my mouth shut.
I looked at the website for the Avalon and they want about $2400 for a studio. Since you live in Manhattan, I didn't think these prices would come as a shock to you.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: A bit further north than before
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Wow, have you done any research at all?
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Wow, have you done any research at all?
Have we enabled a troll at all?
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Playa Vista
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So the Marina is out of the question. My search has to be restricted to the Mission Bay, SOMA neighborhoods close to the CalTrain Depot.

Are there any undesirables in those areas too?
Try out the Tenderloin area. Heard it was great.
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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try out the tenderloin area. Heard it was great.
lol!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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True. The world has moved on but liberals just don't get it.
Yeah, you're going to fit right in in the most liberal big city in the country. You'll find lots of ladies in SF who agree with your "I'm not anti-black, I'm just pro-white" shtick. After all, that *is* why people move to San Francisco. Good luck.
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