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Old 11-27-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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I used to study for my graduate degree on the bus, not sure how motivated and productive it would have been for regular work. While it was tangentially related, it was also different and new as opposed to more of what I had already been doing for ~10 hours that same day.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA now..
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Thanks everyone for the advice! I think I made up my mind to go to SF - I can always move if needed but I'd like the experience as well, and another engineer told me that work from home happens quite often

I can also work from the shuttle - free wifi!
Good luck. Hopefully when you get all nice and situated at Google, you can help me finally get in to get a tour of the facility! I flew in from Austin a few weeks ago thinking that a free tour would be offered, NOT!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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How big is your dog? I have a 47lb dog myself, and had a HARD time finding anyone who'd take him in SF... I ended up renting a 3br house with 1-2 roommates (varied over the years), over in the Silver Terrace / Bayview neighborhood. Not the greatest part of SF, but I didn't mind it that much, and we had a heck of a deal considering its size & quality. Eventually I moved to Parkmerced over by SF State, where they also take larger dogs without a problem. Their management leaves much to be desired, and most of the tenants are college kids; but overall it was a nice place, and reasonable deal for what I got (a 2br two-story townhouse). At the time, 2009-2010, we only paid $1660 for that place; but I think they're now going for over $2000. So yeah, definitely gonna need a roommate.

P.S. For those who said your budget would REQUIRE a roommate in Silicon Valley, that's not exactly true. I now live in San Jose, and have my own very nice 1br for $1450 (including pet rent of $45/mo). So if you decide to live down here instead, look at San Jose itself and maybe Campbell, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, or Cupertino. All of these towns have apartments in the under-$1500 range, even among those that are dog-friendly - and all are quite safe, for the most part. Good luck, and lemme know if you want the name of my complex!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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How big is your dog? I have a 47lb dog myself, and had a HARD time finding anyone who'd take him in SF... I ended up renting a 3br house with 1-2 roommates (varied over the years), over in the Silver Terrace / Bayview neighborhood. Not the greatest part of SF, but I didn't mind it that much, and we had a heck of a deal considering its size & quality. Eventually I moved to Parkmerced over by SF State, where they also take larger dogs without a problem. Their management leaves much to be desired, and most of the tenants are college kids; but overall it was a nice place, and reasonable deal for what I got (a 2br two-story townhouse). At the time, 2009-2010, we only paid $1660 for that place; but I think they're now going for over $2000. So yeah, definitely gonna need a roommate.

P.S. For those who said your budget would REQUIRE a roommate in Silicon Valley, that's not exactly true. I now live in San Jose, and have my own very nice 1br for $1450 (including pet rent of $45/mo). So if you decide to live down here instead, look at San Jose itself and maybe Campbell, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, or Cupertino. All of these towns have apartments in the under-$1500 range, even among those that are dog-friendly - and all are quite safe, for the most part. Good luck, and lemme know if you want the name of my complex!
I sent you a PM, still a little interested in SJ in case I don't find anything in SF.

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Good luck. Hopefully when you get all nice and situated at Google, you can help me finally get in to get a tour of the facility! I flew in from Austin a few weeks ago thinking that a free tour would be offered, NOT!
The key is to walk around like you belong there, don't over indulge on the free food and no one will suspect you
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