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People who left DC- why'd you leave? Trying to understand cons of living there

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Lack of non-government-related jobs.

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Got tired of the "DC mentality"...very politically driven and I don't mean that exclusively in terms of government. In the sense that each time you meet a new person it's not "hey how are you I'd like to get to know you and learn what you do"...it's "hey how are you and what can you do for me?"

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Traffic

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It was expensive as shit

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If you want to pay that cost of living there are a lot of better cities

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I was president and I got voted out of office

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H.W., is that you, bud?

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Because the office was in McLean and I hated sayin I'm from the McLean office

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💰💰💰💰😵😵😵😵

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Yes

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Left for other job opportunities. That being said, if you're happy with your current job, I'll hop onto @DD1's convo shift and say that I think DC is a fantastic place to live. There are a lot of up and coming neighborhoods that are affordable - it's a beautiful CLEAN city - history is always being made in DC, and it's magical to see that in your backyard and be part of that momentum (even just as a spectator)

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Yea

The people, but I am still here

What ACN1 said

Still in DC, but one con I see is that it's small. Even though new spots are popping up weekly at some point you'll have been to all of them.

Piggybacking on D3- for the cost of living you'd expect really good restaurants, public transport, new workout spots etc. and DC is seriously behind NY, Chicago etc on these. The salaries are actually low also relative to cost of living.

The restaurants in DC are actually amazing and there are always more opening up. The food scene is great here.

Agreed with ACC3 100%

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