Tech companies’ work from home policies have some workers ready to flee Silicon Valley

Nzugu Kitenge and Souphaphone Phetsomphou wait for vehicles to drive up to CityTestSF this week in San Francisco.

Nzugu Kitenge and Souphaphone Phetsomphou wait for vehicles to drive up to CityTestSF this week in San Francisco. | Santiago Mejia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Live in Silicon Valley long enough and someone will tell you that the party is over. As far as I can tell, this phenomenon dates back to at least 1874. As Peter Hartlaub recounted last year in the San Francisco Chronicle, upon the occasion of a writer for the Washington Post announcing that San Francisco had broken her heart, that was the first time a citizen had lamented the region’s vanished glory days. (The reason for the citizen’s heartbreak: the construction of the Palace Hotel, which he viewed as too tall and a blight on the skyline at 120 feet.)

San Francisco and its surrounding tech hub have continued to die ever since, most spectacularly during the dot-com crash, but certainly well before then, too. (Here, via Andreessen…

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