Monday, February 20, 2017

In Michigan

I've noticed something very different about Michigan (Grand Rapids, anyway) compared to Austin.

Many parents on the team have worked for the same company for over twenty years. Several of them started working for a company when they were 18 and never left, and most of them are in their mid-to-late forties.

I lived in Austin for almost thirty years, and I never knew one person who worked for the same company for twenty years. Not one.

This may have more to do with Austin being unusual than Michigan--it's grown so quickly, and there was such an extraordinary amount of opportunity that everyone grabbed what they could--but it's a bit startling, nonetheless.

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