Re: Is anyone surprised?
tbh, unless they're unable to move for whatever reasons (nearing retirement, no other work, just generally useless, lazy etc), I don't understand why people stay and moan about it.
That's precisely the situation in New York (especially the Hudson Valley region). It isn't HPE (it's the *other* dim-witted 3-letter company), but with the bloated government bureaucracy and excessively high taxes in the state, no right-minded company wants to move here. So you stick it out with the dickwits, and keep posting your resume and applications.