Up In the Air: A Self Reflective Movie

Today I saw the movie Up In the Air, a George Clooney starring film. It’s a good story and worth my $17. I was interested because of the reviews, but after I read up on it I found out that the same person did Thank You for Smoking and Juno. Thank You for Smoking is a favorite of mine.

The story follows Ryan Bingham who has a career of laying people off. The company he works for is Career Transition Corporation, a politically correct name for an activity of firing people. But it’s a reality and that is what is so gripping about the movie: the layoffs are heart felt. “You’ve been let go” is a phrase uttered by Mr. Bingham to many throughout the movie and the reactions are as pure as they can be.

Handling these situations takes a delicate touch and George Clooney, as Ryan Bingham, portrays a true professional. Throughout the movie are many insights to consider when relaying the news.

Throughout this blog I often talk about being prepared for the next opportunity. Someone like Ryan Bingham is the reason.

“Make no mistake. Moving is living.”

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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