I once had a boss throw a pen across the boardroom table out of frustration when I announced I was resigning and joining a competitor.
I knew she wouldn’t like the news and thus I had taken steps to be as open, amicable and accommodating as possible to ensure a smooth transition. I had also prepared myself for the possibility I would be walked out, but that wasn’t the case.
Instead, my boss insisted I work my notice period as a way to show her displeasure with my decision and proceeded to make it as unpleasant as possible as a form of punishment.
That notice period felt like the longest one I’d ever served, but I persevered with each day convincing myself that my decision to leave was the right one.
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