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    São Paulo or Rio

    Dear teachers,

    I am reading an article from the Economist, below is an paragraph that I quoted from the article.

    "Edilson Camara of Egon Zehnder International, an executive-search firm, does 12 searches in São Paulo for each one in Rio. The biggest mistake, he reckons, is for firms to let future expatriates visit Rio at all. “They are seduced by the scenery and lifestyle, and it’s a move they can sell to their families. But many have ended up moving their office to São Paulo a couple of years later, with all the upheaval that entails.”"

    "with all the upheaval that entails" means movinf to São Paulo is bad for the business man? "they are seduced by the scenery....", the author means the scenery of São Paulo or Rio?

    Could you please help me understand?

    Thank you

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    Re: São Paulo or Rio

    The scenery in Rio. People fall in love with Rio only to find themselves moving to Sao Paulo.

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    #3

    Re: São Paulo or Rio

    "with all the upheaval that entails" means movinf to São Paulo is bad for the business man?


    ***** NOT A TEACHER ****

    Dear Genius Mike:


    (1) I do not think that it means "bad" in the way that we often use that word.

    (2) I think that in this article it means that moving to Sao Paulo is not

    convenient.

    (a) If you are a businesswoman who moves to Rio, you rent an apartment,

    put your kids in school, make friends, and settle down. Then if the boss

    tells you to move to Sao Paulo the upheaval is "bad." Think of all the changes

    you have to experience: find an apartment in Sao Paulo, ship your personal

    things from Rio to Sao Paulo, find a new school for your kids, say goodbye to

    your friends, etc. The upheaval (the big change) is physically and psychologically

    very "bad" (very tiring).

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    #4

    Re: São Paulo or Rio

    Upheaval just means hard work and cut ties. It doesn't imply Sao Paolo is bad for business.

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