- Been programming for ~4 years
- Self taught
- Wife and one child
- Only ever worked telecommute
- I'm in my late twenties
I'm wondering if moving somewhere like the Bay Area would be beneficial for my career. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
One way of framing it, is asking if you were already living in the Bay Area, would be willing to take a $40-$70k/year pay cut to move home to be closer to friends, family, and more affordable housing?
I still think its a great place to be but you really have to decide if you love being here or not. Its definitely a unique culture.
Everything is vastly different. Mindset, behaviors, the people, the way things work, etc.. Its incredibly hard to explain to others outside of the cliche everyone states. Its one of those things that is best felt personally to see if the way things here best fits YOU.