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View Poll Results: Is Northern California really more laid-back than Southern California?
Yes 103 38.15%
No 84 31.11%
Can't really tell the difference between the two 28 10.37%
Varies from each individual 55 20.37%
Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-28-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Can't speak too much for SoCal outside of San Diego. People say SD is laid back, laid down is more like it. However the Bay Area too is sort of lax in some ways. They're both sort of laid back but in different ways. In the Bay Area, it seems almost normal to arrive to work late. It's almost expected. Bosses in San Diego like that a little bit less.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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both sort of laid back but in different ways. In the Bay Area, it seems almost normal to arrive to work late.
Well, for administrative staff, tardies are strictly monitored in my opinion. Their duties are clear cut and they usually dont need accomodations as far as what time they need to be at work. They dont usually take work home and so its important for them to be there.

For Engineers, Developers, Designers, Managers and the like, who blur the lines between work and the office, I think its much more understandable to expect varying times for them to arrive at the office.

Especially in high technology which is exrtremely cut throat(precisely why I dont buy this notion that the Bay Area is more relaxed)-where many people also have work spaces at home so they can work after they've left the office.


I guess it all boils down to job description and what defines acceptable performance.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Well, for administrative staff, tardies are strictly monitored in my opinion. Their duties are clear cut and they usually dont need accomodations as far as what time they need to be at work. They dont usually take work home and so its important for them to be there.

For Engineers, Developers, Designers, Managers and the like, who blur the lines between work and the office, I think its much more understandable to expect varying times for them to arrive at the office.

Especially in high technology which is exrtremely cut throat(precisely why I dont buy this notion that the Bay Area is more relaxed)-where many people also have work spaces at home so they can work after they've left the office.


I guess it all boils down to job description and what defines acceptable performance.
You're probably right about that. I have little work experience in the Bay Area, most of that has been in SD. I do hear from others who've worked in both places and even the admin and service jobs they say are a bit more strict here. Couldn't tell you for sure though.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Pacific Beach/San Diego
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It's not just older people who complain about the condition of the state. Younger generations are concerned as well. SoCal has changed significantly in terms of cost of living, traffic, crime, graffiti, school scores, and businesses available to meet the needs of the middle class. These are why SoCal residents are "whining".
Didn't murders hit their lowest rate since the 1960s in LA? San Diego had 29 murders in 2010, the lowest number in decades. If people are complaining more about crime now, it's because they are complainers or have amnesia.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Didn't murders hit their lowest rate since the 1960s in LA? San Diego had 29 murders in 2010, the lowest number in decades. If people are complaining more about crime now, it's because they are complainers or have amnesia.
You live in San Diego, you know people here have short memories LOL
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I think it is. The population of so.ca exceeds the pop of n.ca. I wished i had never moved to riverside & then redlands & stayed in salinas. I miss the cool & foggy summers. It rarely ever got hot in salinas unlike the inland empire. I can remember summer days being cool (60s) & foggy in salinas. Winters are wetter in n.ca.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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lmao
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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Both are equally non laid back.

You want laid back you are talking Dixie, the mid West and many places on the East Coast besides the largest cities.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I just resurrected an old thread. Sue me. I voted for "varies from each individual."

Neither the Bay Area nor Greater L.A. are what I call "laid back." I have found S.F., most of the S.F. East Bay (including Oakland) and most of L.A. west of the 5 Freeway to have plenty of uptight people. In fact, S.F. may be the most snobby/uptight of the three and I don't really care for S.F. or the East Bay. (Well, I kinda like Berkeley, believe it or not. And Fremont's kinda nice. Yeah, two very different towns, I know.)

The SF Peninsula, San Jose, Marin, O.C., outer L.A. County, and Ventura Co. have more of a mix of friendly and uptight, in my experience, although all have very snobby and non-laid-back areas. Again, just personal experience, and I'm making another trip to SoCal in a few weeks to further explore.

Sacramento seemed like any average American city to me. More laid back than the East or West Coast, but still not without its rush hours, "city slickers," etc.

I can't comment about San Diego or the Inland Empire as I've not spent time in the first and have barely spent time in the latter. I may be in both in a few weeks, however.

As far as the rural areas go, I've pretty much found any rural area on either side of the 38th parallel, or San Luis Obispo, or whatever your dividing line is to be laid back. I think rural areas, small towns and far exurbs (such as what I grew up in) are, by nature, far more laid back than more densely-populated urban and suburban areas. Eureka and El Centro, or Susanville and Santa Maria, may have different personalities from each other, but they are all still well-removed from large metropolitan areas.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:31 AM
 
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To say one is more laid back than the other , really doesn't make too much sense .... The "liberal" people of nor cal are very aggressive in getting there way as the "conservative" people of so cal are laid back in there politics until it comes time to express there opinions.... That just my view on the politics of the state
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