Going away parties

Moving 180 miles or so south, from a small town in Northern Michigan to Detroit, gave me the chance to observe a popular phenomenon during my personal DetroiterMorphosis process.

 Before starting the smoothie process, pick the right ingredients!

One big thing that well characterizes this country – USA – is the immensity of the job opportunities you can have access to if – if the education program you went through allows it.

In a place where the biggest depressions started – in a place where they try to convince you that the financial crisis is long-gone, you can find yourself happily settled in a place until – until they make you “An offer you can’t refuse.”

Nowadays, bright people study ways to flip old habits into revolutionary web platforms: visionary people take those unimaginative and obsolete ways to reach the world and turn them into online community platforms – the results of mashing-up old and brand new systems helps Human Resources Departments all over the world have access to a bigger number of professionals.

Today the right resource you’re looking for might be living on the other side of the planet or just three desks away from you. Businesses don’t have to accept a mediocre resource to fill a position anymore; businesses can choose the best from the best, thanks to special IT codes written to help them find key human assets and add them to their teams.

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 “For every single positive change in the world, it automatically creates a negative one.” – Or that’s what I perceive sometimes when I dig in deeply to study those changes…

 Now prepare the smoothie!

 The winner of this game is sadly the part that should interest us less: “The offer you can’t refuse.” (Did you hear the echo?) It doesn’t matter how well established you can be in a place and how happy you could be with your job but – but out there might be a better company with better benefits, higher pay or situated in a nicer place to live (maybe overlooking a lake or the Ocean). If the global economy is somehow on a positive equilibrium pushing the GDP’s graphics of success up high, it is because they have a better access to brighter professionals – professionals that most of the time have to renounce and abandon…

 Enjoy your smoothie!

The loser of the game is that guy or gal who has to renounce or abandon. Out of the blue, once accepting the new position that requires leaving town, they will have to share the news with family and friends. All of a sudden they decided to leave (family and friends should come first).

Call them greedy or selfish but you will only understand the moment somebody will give you that famous “offer”.

Human kind has a huge gene: Become great, famous, and happy without being worried about tomorrow. All these personal goals are hard to achieve without resorting to sacrifices:

Your best running bud will have to call somebody else from now on – The yoga gal will feel awkward asking the older lady from the same Yin Yoga class, to have a couple of wine bottles together, because you left – It will take a long time till your Softball team will finally replace you with another great member…

Have some leftovers of that smoothie!

 Another big thing that I was exposed to during my DetroiterMorphosis was closely related to the moving factor: Going away parties

Going away parties are those parties where you do have fun but it also leaves you with a big amount of bitterness. Going away parties are the parties you put together for your friends or relatives with the hope your friendship will continue to be as strong…

Going away parties are the rupture point of a series of hundreds of memories with your best/good friends/relatives. After that you start looking for another best bud that you never wanted to replace – The same one that introduced you first to the amazing world of smoothies.

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