I pulled this little piece out of “Up In The Air” with George Clooney, because it rang true to me. It always has. Clooney’s character plays an HR consultant that flies around the country firing people. He also sidelines as a motivational speaker. What you’ll see here. What got me about the movie was the employee’s reaction to being let go. The shock. The disbelief. The ” what am I gonna do?” I never believed I “gave up” something for a company. I was always on the receiving end in my mind. It was a contract we both entered into like, ” a day’s pay for a day’s work.” I was never under any illusions. It was always, “all good but tentative.” The metaphorical backpack serves to illustrate a very good point. I’m traveling a lot lighter these days, myself.