Skip to comments.Atmosphere tense at a Google bus stop in San Francisco (loons unhappy property values going up)
Posted on 02/18/2014 4:34:04 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
At seven in the morning, on the corner of Dolores Avenue and 18th Street in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood, tech workers are quietly boarding private buses to get to their jobs in Silicon Valley.
Buses from Google and other tech companies are shuttling in every few minutes. Employees are showing up seconds before departure, some of them grabbing a coffee and pastry at the quaint Dolores Park Café. They don't want to talk, just to get on their bus and head to work.
But a few blocks away in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods, Tony Robles runs San Francisco Senior and Disability, a housing advocacy group. And he is not happy about the impact tech workers are having on his city, where he has lived his entire life.
"The buses really are emblematic of this class, this privilege that people have," Robles said. "Are they too delicate to take public transportation? I take public transportation all the time. I've lived here 50 years. I've taken public transit for maybe 45 of those 50 years. I've turned out just fine."
For their part, the Google workers at the bus stop in front of the Dolores Park Café are just trying to mind their own business and to get to work without having a problem. A recent study from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the average tech-shuttle rider is a single male about 30 with an annual salary of $100,000 or more.
The issue is surfacing at other tech hubs, including Seattle, where this week employees got a dose of what their counterparts in San Francisco have been dealing with for a while. One masked protester in Seattle held a sign that said, "Gentrification stops here."
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get educated, work hard and get ahead are bad things don’t cha know.
All of those workers are stuck in “job lock”.
Are they castigating Cadillac dealerships ?
No Tony, you don't realize it, but you're pissed off that all those TV commercials that show beautiful older folks (but not THAT old .. maybe YOUR age, Tony .. ) advertising some financial service while they play golf in some sunny, laid back place, wearing nice casual clothes and chatting smilingly with the occasional outburst of laughter over some quip one of the actors said ...
Tony ... you're pissed off because you ain't NEVER gonn'a see dat !
But these young punks makin' more money in a week than you do in 6 months ?
THEY'RE the problem ... THEY'RE the ones that demand, and get, mass limousine service.
It jus' ain't RIGHT .... right, Tony ?
Someday soon Google will do something about it..
Nothing more than class envy. Leftists always tear down successful people rather than building up people.
Better for them to shave and go work at McDonalds than to carry signs and look stupid.
The Dolores Cafe is in the heart of Pelosi’s district.
In case anybody wants to use an address there for purposes of getting through her e-mail barriers.
Dear liberals, what goes around comes around. You pushed a culture where you make yourself feel superior by telling others they can’t take care of themselves and guess what, eventually they can’t and they demand YOU take care of them, and when you don’t they go after you and take what you have.
Now the liberals know how the normal people of San Francisco felt when the sodomites moved in and destroyed their city
What? Don’t these Tenderloin cry babies know that they have been rescued from having to go to work by Obama? Why aren’t they happily “following their passion”, as Pelosi enthuses, instead of protesting?
They have subsidized lives, but are envious of the poor schleps who go to work every day and pay the taxes so Robles can ride subsidized public transportation. It pays in Obama’s USSA to be on the dole, so why are they griping?
Frisco is a communist enclave
Wells Fargo should leave
“Are they too delicate to take public transportation? I take public transportation all the time. I’ve lived here 50 years. I’ve taken public transit for maybe 45 of those 50 years. I’ve turned out just fine.”
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Let me get this right.
Google etal has buses to transport THEIR workers from the city to the work zone thus taking Private Vehicles off the road and not overloading the City Transit System.
Now I didn’t notice if Google claims or receives tax breaks for such service or charges its employees but it look like the biggest gripe is these working folks are not being made available to the denizens and feral low life that may prey on them on the public transit system.
Of course if the people in the area aren’t paying taxes anyway, it doesn’t matter that Google etal aren’t ‘taxing’ the system...
SOME PEOPLE WILL GRIPE IF YOU HANG THEM WITH A NEW ROPE.
That “Google” worker climbing the “Google” bus likely voted for this. If this weren’t happening to them and it was happening in, say, Dallas...they’d support it. Loons picketing Loons is funny.
In the Tenderloin that would be selling crack to their favorite neighbor: the 9th Circus Court.
Don’t you folks just love it? The libtards are eating each other! The Google folks give their money/support to the Rats and the protesters are the takers. What it means is that the Democrats are a loose coalition of groups that don’t care for one another. We should be able to ‘deal’ with that much better than we have.
“The buses really are emblematic of this class, this privilege that people have,” Robles said. “Are they too delicate to take public transportation? I take public transportation all the time. I’ve lived here 50 years. I’ve taken public transit for maybe 45 of those 50 years. I’ve turned out just fine.”
Oh shut up and grow up. So the companies these folks work for provide this service as part of their compensation for employment. None of your freakin business.
Does he have anywhere to go besides the welfare office and the free clinic?