Living on the same block as your office

I found a nice apt on the block of my office in NY. Is it a bad idea to take it? I'd love the  convenience, but would it be too close for comfort? I can literally see the office from the window, and I'm not sure if that's the best for a WLB. 

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Nov 19, 2021 - 1:46pm

I think it depends on the location of your office and your hours.

If you have very heavy hours and it's in FiDi, maybe it would be a very good idea.

If you have light hours and the office is in Midtown East, I think it would be better to live in the East Village.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 19, 2021 - 2:21pm

Nonsense bro. Being able to go home and actually cook a lunch if you want (or rub one out) is a fantastic perk of living that close to work.

That said I'm an out of site out of mind person. Dont think Id also want my office looming next to me, but 3 blocks away? wouldnt care. 

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Nov 21, 2021 - 5:03pm

Lol the window of the apt has a view of the office. It's the diagonal building on the block across the street from my office. 

Nov 19, 2021 - 5:21pm

WLB increases the less time you have to spend in commute...

What exactly is your argument here?

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  • Associate 1 in ER
Nov 19, 2021 - 5:44pm

Literally same block? Hell no. Harder to compartmentalize. Also What happens if you gotta interview somewhere else, call in sick, then HR Karen sees you dressed in suit and tie ?

3 blocks minimum 

Nov 19, 2021 - 6:10pm

Literally same block? Hell no. Harder to compartmentalize. Also What happens if you gotta interview somewhere else, call in sick, then HR Karen sees you dressed in suit and tie ?

3 blocks minimum 

Bro if I worked IB M&A hours, the same building would be rockstar. Imagine how dope taking the same elevator to your place would be. 100% would do it for 100hr weeks. Large plus if building has a gym / pool.

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