So, you’ve mastered the fine art of quitting a job. You’ve drafted the “It’s not you, it’s me” email, mastered the stoic nod during the exit interview, and practiced the “this place won’t crumble without me” self-talk. You think you’ve got it all figured out. Plot twist: Telling your soon-to-be-ex-boss where you’re headed next could be the equivalent of yelling “I’m free!” while still being chained to the dungeon wall.
Take the cautionary tale of this medical worker, who apparently thought transparency was a virtue in the professional world. Cute, right? He shared his future employment plans with his boss, perhaps imagining a fond farewell and a pat on the back. Instead, he triggered his boss’s latent super-villain tendencies.
Look, we’re all for honesty. It’s great. But sometimes, self-preservation needs to win. Trust is a two-way street, and if your employer’s idea of “keeping in touch” includes sabotaging your new gig, it’s time to reevaluate. Remember, we’re all replaceable in the grand corporate machinery, but that doesn’t mean we have to hand over the wrench to loosen our own bolts.
So, aspiring quitters of the world, let’s be smart. Tact, caution, and a healthy serving of “none of your damn business” can go a long way. Don’t make life easier for people who wouldn’t hesitate to make yours harder.