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Around 7am today everyone in our group here in Syracuse area (40-50 people?) received a 9am meeting invite. Our US-based group is HQ'd just outside MSP and now that we've all been kicked out of t he building we leased 3 weeks ago and are "homeless", they've decided the best course of action is to relocate our department to MN.

We all have until the end of July to give our decision to stay or to leave. If people choose to not stay/relocate, they plan to keep them employed through July 2021. Anyone still working March 21 of next year will receive 15% of their salary as a "retention" bonus, and will receive a 5% salary raise at the point in time they begin working in MN (I think the people who move have through July 2021 to schedule/coordinate that as well).

Figure anyone here that knows the area can lend some insight as to pros/cons of that region, or even placed that are better to target for housing, as I expect that I will choose to make the move. 

 

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Do you like Applebees?  If so, you're in luck.

 

Also, it is F'n COLD there.  One day I was there it was negative 16.

 

Finally, the people there will remind you they are "Minnesota Nice" every 16.2 minutes.

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Cold as eff, football fans are whiny bishes, lots of lakes.  That's all I got.

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Just now, hputenis said:

Pros:

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I almost said "F it!" and joined @Mat there. Then I almost went to the game we played there a year ago, and got curb stomped, and was glad i didnt! lol 

2 minutes ago, paco said:

Do you like Applebees?  If so, you're in luck.

 

Also, it is F'n COLD there.  One day I was there it was negative 16.

 

Finally, the people there will remind you they are "Minnesota Nice" every 16.2 minutes.

yeah... the cold and wind is not something I really want to revist. We we regularly in the negatives where I went to college but at least didn't have much wind to also deal with. But less snow than Syracuse, though our past few years have been modest. 

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I've actually never been there but have a close friend that lived there for 2 years.  He spoke very highly of the city.  I don't know if it's a great sports town, but he enjoyed going to Twins games (I think that's right next door in St. Paul).  The obvious downfall is that it's cold as ballz 10 months a year, and it's a different cold than the northeast (I lived in Chicago for 2 years, and it punches you in the face).  The bright side to that is that the entire city is designed to walk indoors.  They have tunnels and connectors so your time spent outside during the bitter freezing months is limited if you want it to be.    

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It's a really clean and relatively fun city to be in. Absolutely beautiful place to live in the summer/spring. Prince lived there. But the stories about how cold it gets are not oversold. I have a family friend who relocated there who loves it, and a school friend who grew up there who is trying to go back when he can. But if you're not ok with long cold winter's or Midwest culture it's definitely not going to be for you. 

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Good food.  Seriously.  And did anyone mention that it gets cold?  Like, really cold?

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5 minutes ago, The_Omega said:

Good food.  Seriously.  And did anyone mention that it gets cold?  Like, really cold?

Like it hurts to touch the steering wheel cold

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I went out there for the eagles Vikings playoff game in 08. The city was real nice the one night I was there. The people can be annoying as f though. My company is based out of there as well and god dayum are they an annoying group. Oh and yea it's Fing cold. Like stupidly cold. The kind of cold that makes you say " yea one trip to this frozen sheet is enough" 

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47 minutes ago, Agent23 said:

I almost said "F it!" and joined @Mat there. Then I almost went to the game we played there a year ago, and got curb stomped, and was glad i didnt! lol 

yeah... the cold and wind is not something I really want to revist. We we regularly in the negatives where I went to college but at least didn't have much wind to also deal with. But less snow than Syracuse, though our past few years have been modest. 

That was a pretty fun time, the result of that football game helped

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I stayed at an Airbnb and the area/houses were really nice. I'll let you know more when it's not 2am

5 minutes ago, paco said:

Like it hurts to touch the steering wheel cold

Like I was spitting up black sheet cold

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1 hour ago, Agent23 said:

Around 7am today everyone in our group here in Syracuse area (40-50 people?) received a 9am meeting invite. Our US-based group is HQ'd just outside MSP and now that we've all been kicked out of t he building we leased 3 weeks ago and are "homeless", they've decided the best course of action is to relocate our department to MN.

We all have until the end of July to give our decision to stay or to leave. If people choose to not stay/relocate, they plan to keep them employed through July 2021. Anyone still working March 21 of next year will receive 15% of their salary as a "retention" bonus, and will receive a 5% salary raise at the point in time they begin working in MN (I think the people who move have through July 2021 to schedule/coordinate that as well).

Figure anyone here that knows the area can lend some insight as to pros/cons of that region, or even placed that are better to target for housing, as I expect that I will choose to make the move. 

 

Did you not see the @What The F and @Hoagie elope to Minneapolis ............................................... I mean go to the Superbowl thread.

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I’ve never been there. Is it known to get cold there?

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21 minutes ago, downundermike said:

Did you not see the captainf and @Hoagie elope to Minneapolis ............................................... I mean go to the Superbowl thread.

And why is captianf not on the new board ??

think "What the F" is Captain F.  Could be wrong there.

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1 hour ago, DEagle7 said:

It's a really clean and relatively fun city to be in. Absolutely beautiful place to live in the summer/spring. Prince lived there. But the stories about how cold it gets are not oversold. I have a family friend who relocated there who loves it, and a school friend who grew up there who is trying to go back when he can. But if you're not ok with long cold winter's or Midwest culture it's definitely not going to be for you. 

the cold is the part that I know is going to suck...

46 minutes ago, Mat said:

That was a pretty fun time, the result of that football game helped

 

 

I stayed at an Airbnb and the area/houses were really nice. I'll let you know more when it's not 2am

Like I was spitting up black sheet cold

sounds good!

34 minutes ago, downundermike said:

Did you not see the @What The F and @Hoagie elope to Minneapolis ............................................... I mean go to the Superbowl thread.

I have not been in there

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1 hour ago, paco said:

Like it hurts to touch the steering wheel cold

Like it gets so cold that you need a separate heater to heat your car engine up because the oil gets so thick that you can't even start the car. :roll: 

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8 minutes ago, mr_hunt said:

syracuse to minny.  you're living the dream, brah!   

People who live in NEPA houses shouldn't throw stones :nonono:

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1 minute ago, DEagle7 said:

People who live in NEPA houses shouldn't throw stones :nonono:

nepa is the tropics compared to cuse & minny. :lol:   

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48 minutes ago, DEagle7 said:

think "What the F" is Captain F.  Could be wrong there.

Thinketh Correcteth. 

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My wife’s sister (no pics) used to live in Baldwinsville, NY just outside of Syracuse.  Never went there in the winter, but they said it sucked.  It was a totally different thing in the summer though.  We took boat trips from there all the way into lake Ontario.  That was fun sheet.  Fun place in the summer if you like boating and boozing.  Once saw a boat who’s owner named it "Phaaa-Que” 

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From the minimal amount of time I spent there in early February 2018, I can tell you this...

Its cold that time of year. I mean, really cold. Not like Philly cold. It makes Philly cold seem springish.  Its a ukn icebox. literally. 

Their public transportation is outstanding. They have a street level monorail system that goes pretty much everywhere and is on a honor system. Pay if you want, but no one checks. 

The people are very nice. I was a little surprised by this given the attire I wore while there, but everyone was really nice just about everywhere.

The giant mall is pretty epic. Even for food, you have like 3492 options. 

I really only got to see the city, and went exploring over near the University of Minn campus. I did not see any real "hood" anywhere I went. Im sure its somewhere, but Im not sure where. 

Oh, and its really ukn cold in Feb.  

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