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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby FISHMANPET » December 8th, 2014, 11:36 am

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mulad » December 8th, 2014, 1:40 pm

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nick » December 15th, 2014, 9:27 pm

Anyone else watch Ascension tonight?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby FISHMANPET » December 16th, 2014, 4:54 pm

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

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MNdible » December 16th, 2014, 5:00 pm

We're also breaking the bank on mutton, apparently. 260% above the national average...

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby nBode » December 16th, 2014, 5:20 pm

Unfortunately, we're abbreviated as "MIN" rather than "MSP" if you go to the interactive graphic thing.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Nathan » December 16th, 2014, 5:58 pm

MNdible wrote:We're also breaking the bank on mutton, apparently. 260% above the national average...
Probably because of our high Somali population.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » December 16th, 2014, 6:36 pm

Somali and Hmong?

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby twincitizen » December 17th, 2014, 7:37 am

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).

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby FISHMANPET » December 17th, 2014, 8:30 am

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

Postby xandrex » December 17th, 2014, 9:55 am

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby mattaudio » December 17th, 2014, 10:14 am

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby LakeCharles » December 17th, 2014, 11:08 am

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, apparel and services make up 3% of average annual expenditures per "consumer unit."

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby QuietBlue » December 17th, 2014, 12:05 pm

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Mdcastle » December 17th, 2014, 12:05 pm

I don't even own a suit.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby emcee squared » December 17th, 2014, 12:32 pm

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby ECtransplant » December 20th, 2014, 7:14 pm

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby Anondson » December 20th, 2014, 9:03 pm

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.

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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby MSPtoMKE » December 21st, 2014, 1:16 am

It was probably after 6. I mean, they're not farmers!
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Re: Twin Cities' National and Global Image

Postby nBode » January 13th, 2015, 3:44 pm

Minneapolis ranked 5th Best city for jobs by some website:

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


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