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March 21, 2019


comments in the 2008 publication of this article

....leaving with anger is not a right thing, but i don't see the bad impact from to link them together?

Posted by: T | April 04, 2008 at 05:28 AM

Looks like "Andy" was lucky in this case. There are also many high-up business people who are fantastic at holding a grudge and would have never forgiven him.

If you're a Pro, you'll know that most industries are small. Word spreads. People move. You can have a reputation as an arrogant jerk, or a reputation as a great person to work with. The beauty of it is, that choice is up to you.

Posted by: Neil | April 04, 2008 at 10:06 AM

This story is very good. We saw this happen in our company in 1999. We had a recent college graduate, a smart gal, who worked in our IS department and supported our business unit. During the height of internet boom, she got an offer that paid her 50% more than what we could pay and a lot more than many of our long term employees.
She was ecstatic about the offer and started bragging about it in the company. I advised her to keep quite and leave on good terms. She did not listen and embarrassed her supervisor before leaving, shared her new offer freely and after leaving encouraged our employees to join her company.

A year a quarter later, she got laid off from her new company. She called me for help to get back in our company. Unfortunately she had left no bridge to return.

Posted by: TQ | April 04, 2008 at 11:35 PM

Valerie Lee
Thank you sharing with me your wisdom of thoughts. It is inspiring and I shared it with my HR team.

Posted by: Valerie Lee | April 05, 2008 at 06:43 AM

The point is "don't express your anger when you leave".

Posted by: KW | April 23, 2008 at 10:39 PM

Singapore Sling

So true.
One learns with time.
Few never learns.


Thanks for this valuable reminder to keep a cool head when it comes to relationships and career development. In the end, we are nothing without the networks of people who can enable us to make the best of our abilities.


One must not burn all the bridges in haste!

Humble Warrior

When I have to let go someone for reasons they may not agree with... they might show anger... I am tested to always keep a cool head in those situations for in those instances I can control what I can control- which are my emotions.... and wish them well.


Why do I feel that you reposted this for me? Hehe

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