darkerosxx wrote: »
What's your opinion of the best location in the US to work in IT? Why?
I'm looking for things like pay:living costs ratio, having things to do in the area, jobs available, weather, a 4:1 women to men ratio, etc.
FadeToBright wrote: »
levar wrote: »
mind elaborating on Atlanta please
BradleyHU wrote: »
Atlanta has alot of companies down there....you'd be shocked. its actually getting upscale more & more every year, compared to 10 years ago.
Charlotte is a spot, that if i were to want to leave nyc for a job, that would be one of my choices. DC being another.
cbigbrick wrote: »
here ya go...10 Best Places for Tech Jobs - US News and World Report
TheSweetness wrote: »
What defines a city as "best for IT"?
rsutton wrote: »
I live in the SF Bay Area. My thoughts on the area:
20 minutes from the Ocean, 3 hours to the snow, nice weather year round.
Lots of hi-tech, biotech, startup, consulting companies in the area makes for a good job market.
Hot females if you know where to go & hot guys if that's how you roll
Lots of night life - clubs, music, art etc.
Great and unique food all over the place
Decent houses in good neighborhoods start at a half mil and go up.
Traffic! I work 15 miles from my house but it takes 45 minutes to get there.
hex_omega wrote: »
"4:1 women to men ratio", "Hot females if you know where to go & hot guys if that's how you roll".
You guys are killing me.
BigTex71 wrote: »
Get an IT job in the health care industry. That is where I am and I think we are about a 8:1 female to male ratio where I work.
motogpman wrote: »
Houston is on that list. Personally, after living here for so long, my views of the area are:
motogpman wrote: »
Sorry for the delay, been swamped and am now just able to get online. Now with the current administrations views on NASA's future, I can say that people are very afraid of layoffs right now. I worked for a company who had an IT service contract there, pretty cush job for the 2 guys that were there on site. I have been to the building where they do water tests, basically a big pool where they train for weightlessness and such. It is also by a military base as well as support companies. Down on the South side of town NASA is big business, especially to the local economy.
As far as weapons...... it becomes second nature and in Texas, you have to complete a mandatory course (written test and firing test), complete background check, fingerprints, and the law actually becomes more stringent to someone licensed than Joe Schmo who isn't a lincensed carrier. It is funny how most people have a fear or misunderstanding of an armed society.
The Houston area is heavily populated, but you would be suprised as to how low the crime rate is given it's size. That isn't to say that there is crime, just that when you hear on the news there has been a shooting, a good portion of the time it's the person doing the crime who gets shot. Personally, I think it is a safer place when someone who is contemplating a crime has to wonder if he is going to get nailed by the very same person/people he's about to pull something on. Being from California, this is a big reason why I never went back after the military. We have a saying here, "Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6."