|To: David Hagerty who wrote (421)||2/8/1999 1:26:00 AM|
|From: The Irb||Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 704|
David Hagerty quoted the Toronto G&M: |
Meanwhile, Totally Hip Software's Mr. McCallum continues to narrow his choice of a new location for his U.S. sales office. He's pretty well ruled out Silicon Valley, having discovered the super-high house prices captured in the Runzheimer figures.
This MacCallum guy is looking smarter all of the time. The Lake Tahoe area is nice. I assume the office would be in Nevada to escape CA's income tax. It's smart for THW to avoid the S.F./San Jose area if at all possible, cost-wise at least. Culturally and food-wise, it's hard to beat the Bay Area, and I don't mean Rice-a-Roni. ;-)
Even though my career in the semiconductor industry would probably benefit from moving to Silicon Valley, I couldn't maintain my standard of living without a 100% raise. Living in Vancouver is not cheap either, especially considering the higher taxes. Sounds as if the Totally Hipsters are looking for more bang for their bucks.
I got a kick out of the G&M's assertion that California's taxes are low. The hordes of Californians moving to Texas would probably dispute that. (Their main motivator is housing costs, of course, not taxes.)
P.S. Please don't move to Austin. We're full.