Worth It: Moving from NYC to SF/LA?
Happy Saturday y'all. Currently on my 5th weekend "exception" to work in a row at
In recent weeks I've had a lot of recruiters reach out and almost every follow up inquiry began with "what sort of fund are you interested in, and which locations". The first is a more straightforward question as it can be researched, and deduced from personal preference and work experiences. However, I can't really answer "where do I want to live" if I haven't lived there for at least an extended time right? It's like the kids who did a study abroad semester in Florence and when they come back they dip their Pepperidge farm bread in fuckin olive oil. How have those of you who have gone through this process thought about this question?
A lot of my peers before me stay in NYC and I don't know if I'm chasing a false sense of novelty by trying to leave. I think the most frustrating thing is that in my limited amounts of time off, I find myself repeating the same activities: brunch, bars, museums, Central Park, a mutual friends house party. Part of it is the fact that Manhattan is only so big and consumerism is what drives most entertainment, but do people working in finance in other cities do those same things? It would be nice to have a car, drive somewhere on the weekends and see a place not named the concrete interstate highway jungle which is New Jersey. Do people say in LA go to the beach on weekends? Maybe a drive up the pacific coast highway? I genuinely would just love to know how people spend their time differently out west vs on the east coast. I've visited California a few times with family but I don't think tourism is the best judgment of actual professional life.
Any feedback or insight is appreciated. Now back to this CIM….