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I think I hate San Francisco.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by lefty, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. sfo423

    sfo423 Senior Member

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    Does Mercer have an office in SF?

    “Mercer Consulting's list of best places to live revealed that for the 10th year in a row, Vienna took the No. 1 spot, followed by Zurich, with Auckland, Munich and Vancouver tying for 3rd place. San Francisco came in at #34 and Boston at #36 and New York #44. Considerations include recreation, housing, economy, public services and transport, political and social environment, education, medical and health considerations, and the natural environment.”
     

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    Any you wonder why Uber (and other unicorns) are not even close to profitable.

    Selling a $1 for .65 cents is a sure fire winner!



     

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    Gotta get that market share, bro!
     

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    What do you do in your free time after your too-high paying job? I fine tune ads for other companies so that I can take cabs and eat.
     

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    Admissions week for kindergarten. Got our SFUSD letter and despite thinking we had a pretty good shot for our neighborhood school we were not so lucky. Didn’t get any of our top 15 and ended up with a deeply underperforming school.

    On the bright side, it looks like we are going to be very happy with our private school admissions so that makes for a relatively easy choice. We won’t know for sure until Friday but I’m not too worried at this point.
     

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    Fingers crossed. High school admissions D-Day here too. At least the public fallback is good.
     
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    St Ignatius was a sister school for my HS, and it seemed pretty cool. Went to many swimming/water polo meets there. Hope that's on the list!
     

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    Because I don't live in SF proper, I have fewer reasons to dislike it. However, I will say that I've visited less often as it's become more crowded, significantly more annoying in certain respects. Going to dinner and a show is a real production and time investment, no matter how you slice it. I am also perpetually mystified as to how a city with so much visible wealth and a strong tax base can accept such poor infrastructure / roadway maintenance, be so dirty, and not more effectively manage the pressing social issues at hand (primarily homelessness/population with mental health issues). I accept that these are complicated issues (and am not here to spark a coversation about them) but I, for one, am happy to have easy access to the city, but equally happy not to have to live there.
     

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    BC those are complex issues that take more than just "money" to solve. The city is already under constant infrastructure construction that's holding up traffic. Also the wealth is there because of tax incentives that keep these companies there, and a wealthy tax base that ultimately doesn't really care about these issues.
     

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    I hate taxis.

    Our kids will probably go to SI, as long as we're still in SF then. A few years ago, I asked an admissions officer where the best students come from, and he said St. Anne's, St. Brendan's, and St. Cecelia's. So our kids go to one of those and we love it.
    When I first moved to SF about 10 yrs ago, I asked a friend that question, regarding the road quality, and he (also Catholic) blamed Catholics for spending more on social welfare programs than infrastructure. Another friend, who worked for the city's HR, said she thought it was the high pay of city employees.
     

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