A reminder that if you’re not abandoning SF/NYC for Miami, you’re behind the curve and are about to be looted by blue state politicians.
Also that if you’re afraid of hurricanes and those videos with third-story storm surge in a major American city, you’re just a coward.
@rustingbridges: of all the cities in the world why would I move to *miami*
Because all the tech and finance jobs are leaving NYC/SF and moving to Miami.
In large part because of the amazing money laundering laws re: real estate.
isnt miamis whole water table teetering on complete failure
They’re only 16 feet above sea level, they already have issues with salt water incursion into the freshwater supply, and there’s a Superfund site 750 feet away from the water supply for all of Miami.
And I wasn’t joking about the storm surge either. Tampa is 80 feet above sea level, Miami averages 16.
The only advantage of Miami is that the mayor of Miami has explicitly said “Fuck those Commies who ruined SF”.
/There’s some personal reasons for this as well, but I really don’t want to have to move to Miami.
I respect you and your weird outlooks and choices but “Let’s all the rich people go move somewhere teetering on the brink of absolute infrastructure catastrophe where the mayor PROMISES not to tax anybody” has possibly the highest entertainment value yet
I know right!
This was 1992, when FL’s population was 2/3rds what it is now.
The South is a couple of strategic ports, a series of *inland* cities because hurricanes… and Florida, 20 Million people sitting out on a stick. It’s already a 2-day drive to evacuate from Tampa to the state border when a hurricane hits. Everyone who moves there is crazy, but all the people who want to employ me are *moving there*.
So what’s really being paid for is a supply of Anti-Communist Hispanic voters.
Aren’t a bunch of tech companies moving to Austin? I’ve certainly heard more mumbling about Austin than Miami on twitter, but maybe that’s just my bubble.
Y’all need to move to the heartland!
St. Louis: provincial rents, world class amenities!
I know everybody thinks us tech workers are rootless, atomized yuppies who are only in San Francisco etc. because that’s where the jobs are, but I actually like Seattle, and I know plenty of people who feel the same way about the Bay Area (housing costs aside)￼.
(That said, everyone else should take OP’s advice and move to Miami so I can get a cheaper condo here)
I mean, I liked NYC before my knee blew out and I was no longer capable of standing on moving trains right as the local Armenians started having nightly gunfights and my entire industry evacced the dying, collapsing, suddenly crime-ridden city.
/NYC used to have a crime rate less than the national average.
In the year of our Lord 2021, a material-enough-to-have-to-upend-your-life-for percentage of tech/finance companies are *still* planning to make you live in the same state as them if you want to work for them? That’s fucked up.
(My dad worked tech in San Francisco for a while, but that didn’t mean he *lived* there, *god* no. He lived in *Canada* like a *sensible* person.)
((no offense to my friends in San Francisco, I assume you’re making the best of a bad situation))
I mean, I guess if you’re used to California even Miami might seem like an improvement danger-wise? Like, on a scale of 1 to California, Miami is what, a 9?
“Arranging for rich people to live in incredibly disaster-prone environments” doesn’t sound like an anti-communist position at all. That’s just using hurricanes/earthquakes/wildfires instead of guillotines.
#getting an IFRS-based accounting designation is increasingly seeming #like a kind of precommitment against the San Francisco Gravitational Field and its descendants #”nope‚ my credentials don’t transfer to the States‚ you’ll just have to go on without me‚ so sorry‚ byeeee” #(renouncing my U.S. citizenship would be an even stronger oath to never move there but I’m still not sure if I’m willing to go *that* far) #((a few years back my dad refused a job offer from Google that was conditional on moving to SF)) #((better to work at Uber Eats here than to work at Google there)) #(((well at the time it was ”better to be unemployed” etc: Uber Eats came later))) #on a scale of 1 to California my area is maybe a 2 #there’s occasional ice storms you have to watch out for and that’s basically it #(*knocks on wood*) #home of the brave #our home and cherished land #adventures in human capitalism #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #reply via reblog #apocalypse cw #death tw? #murder cw?