2 Reasons Not to Live Here
Posted by Tyler Muth on August 3, 2008
By “Here” I mean the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. I live in Bethesda, Maryland. The Oracle office is in Reston, Virginia, exactly 17.8 miles from my house. 95% of the trip is on large, 8 lane highways, so of course google maps estimates this will take 26 minutes. Whatever. I went it into the office twice this week and each time it took me over an hour to get home… 1:04 to be exact on Friday… and I left at 4pm!!! The traffic here is hard to believe, and Friday was sunny. If it rains or snows, forget it, I’m not leaving my house. If my management wasn’t flexible about working from home I’d either have to find a closer house or new job… and I happen to like both.
The other thing is the heat. 99°F and what felt like 99% humidity is just miserable in the summer. OK, I’m done complaining. There are a lot of great things about this area too, I just can’t remember them right now.