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“He Is Working; I Am Imprisoned at Home!” A Cautionary Tale About International Transfers

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Jorge worked in South America as a top executive in one of the branches of an international organization. When his company decided to downsize personnel, Jorge was offered a transfer to the company's headquarters in the United States. Jorge and his family headed to North America with high hopes.

Two years later, Jorge was fired after the board of directors determined he had not fulfilled the company's expectations. Taken aback by this turn of events, Jorge approached Jim, his friend of

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