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Old 06-12-2017, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bobby_guz_man View Post
You need to take a look at whether or not this is a job that will let you accelerate your career. Remember, once you're in the Bay, you will have a host of other job options to look at. You're not going to be working at this place for this wage forever.

It is a low wage, so you'll have to double up with a roommate to live here. But look at the job and see if it would offer you a way up the rank, gets you in the door to succeed at other higher-paying jobs.
Good point. I looked into it and it didn't seem like the company and position provided good opportunities for advancement. In the end, that dissuaded me from accepting the offer as much as anything.
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:01 PM
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You gotta start somewhere, I would have never grown my career without having roommates at first.
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Old 07-24-2017, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Cimejes View Post
Hello. I just graduated from college and got a job offer in Sunnyvale. I appreciate the offer, but I'm questioning whether the pay is enough to move (I'm currently in Sacramento). The pay is $48k/yr...which doesn't sound like enough for the area. I don't want to commute from Stockton or something like that, and I'm also not too keen on having two or three roommates. It seems like rent on a decent place would be upwards of $2k/month.

I'm thinking I will decline the offer, but I was looking for some insight from locals. How far will $48,000/yr go for a single person in that area?

Thanks in advance.
I would stay far away from the Bay Area until you can make six figures.
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