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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 8th, 2014, 11:36 am
by FISHMANPET
ALSO
Not really "here" but the 100th episode of Dirty Jobs takes place at rail company in Montana where the Northstar locomotives were built, and at the end of the episode he takes one of them (in full Northstar branding) out for a test run.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 8th, 2014, 1:40 pm
by mulad
Last night's episode of "Once Upon a Time" had flashbacks to a time when a main character lived in Richfield. There were a few outdoor scenes, including some shots at an amusement park, but I highly doubt any of it was filmed around here. Of course, the character's memories of this time had been removed for most of this season, if not longer. Magically restored last night, though.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 15th, 2014, 9:27 pm
by Nick
Anyone else watch Ascension tonight?

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 16th, 2014, 4:54 pm
by FISHMANPET
We showed up in this WSJ article comparing how people spend their money. We really like to drink apparently:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/14/opini ... d=tw-share

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 16th, 2014, 5:00 pm
by MNdible
We're also breaking the bank on mutton, apparently. 260% above the national average...

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 16th, 2014, 5:20 pm
by nBode
Unfortunately, we're abbreviated as "MIN" rather than "MSP" if you go to the interactive graphic thing.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 16th, 2014, 5:58 pm
by Nathan
MNdible wrote:We're also breaking the bank on mutton, apparently. 260% above the national average...
Probably because of our high Somali population.

Killing the lawn and garden supplies too, thanks snow removal

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 16th, 2014, 6:36 pm
by Anondson
Somali and Hmong?

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 7:37 am
by twincitizen
To the surprise of no one, we're dead last in spending on men's suits. I'm ok with that. Dressing up once in a while is nice, but the idea that all business/office types should have to dress up daily in what basically amounts to an old-timey costume is a concept I'm glad has fallen out of favor. I for one appreciate our more casual dress codes (not that I've lived anywhere else...but it feels pretty casual around here).

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 8:30 am
by FISHMANPET
Pffft, I wear a suit for the fun of it, I wish there were better places to get them in Minneapolis.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 9:55 am
by xandrex
twincitizen wrote:To the surprise of no one, we're dead last in spending on men's suits. I'm ok with that. Dressing up once in a while is nice, but the idea that all business/office types should have to dress up daily in what basically amounts to an old-timey costume is a concept I'm glad has fallen out of favor. I for one appreciate our more casual dress codes (not that I've lived anywhere else...but it feels pretty casual around here).
Amen. A quasi job requirement I have is absolutely nothing about pretty casual business casual. If khakis and a nice sweater or button-up can't do it, it's probably too stuffy of an environment. As I type this, in nice jeans, street shoes, and a casual Oxford shirt and it's wonderful.

Friends in NYC and elsewhere have mentioned strict, implied dress codes of brands you need to wear and the amount of polish/luxury for their white-collar work. Man, it would be great if Minneapolis was known for great fashion sense, but it's also sounds incredibly exhausting.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 10:14 am
by mattaudio
I've heard from some (and not from clothiers and cobblers) that there's a general rule that men should spend ten percent of their income on their wardrobe. I can't even imagine coming close to that. And I like Brooks Brothers shirts and Allen Edmonds shoes... but seriously, I agree. I'm thankful that we're not overboard.

Your compliment was sufficient, Luis.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 11:08 am
by LakeCharles
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, apparel and services make up 3% of average annual expenditures per "consumer unit."

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 12:05 pm
by QuietBlue
And the time period that was measured was before Target relaxed their dress code, too. I wonder if it's fallen a tiny bit more since then.

As for the mutton, they inlcude game in that category too, so I'm sure that's a big driver for that.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 12:05 pm
by Mdcastle
I don't even own a suit.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 17th, 2014, 12:32 pm
by emcee squared
Nor do I. My potential career choices are determined by two things: not having to sit in a cubicle and a business casual dress code.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 20th, 2014, 7:14 pm
by ECtransplant
As some one from the east coast, the idea of not wearing a suit to the office will always feel unprofessional to me. Not saying any one dress code is "right" or "wrong", but I personally feel uncomfortable showing up to work not in a suit.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 20th, 2014, 9:03 pm
by Anondson
My wife and I attended her sister's wedding in Boston a couple years ago. We were the only Minnesotans.

Every single guest was dressed in tuxes and fancy dresses. We... Well, were Minnesotan. I had never felt so out of place in my life.

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: December 21st, 2014, 1:16 am
by MSPtoMKE
It was probably after 6. I mean, they're not farmers!

Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Posted: January 13th, 2015, 3:44 pm
by nBode
Minneapolis ranked 5th Best city for jobs by some website:

http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/e ... kers-2015/