Why Not A Welcome?

If you make a living in the advertising industry in this country, you would know that every time someone leaves an agency and move to another, the peeps he/she leaves behind always throw him/her a farewell party.

I have attended many such farewells; heck, I've even organized a few myself for colleagues who have gone off and had one given to me too. But while it’s always a fun event, sometimes getting a bit emo with all the reminiscing and such, I can’t help but think that such farewells can also be a back-ended compliment no?

Why are we celebrating the departure of a colleague?

To thank him for their services or what they’ve done for the agency?

Or are we celebrating because it’s a way of saying ‘Bye sucker!’ without actually uttering those words?

Think about it.


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