One of my girlfriends recently gave her 2 weeks notice to a well-respected company in Seattle. She had been given the opportunity of her career to get a promotion and a 50% raise … in a different company.
Though I am not a saint, I generally am thrilled when any of my staff find greener pastures (granted, sometimes, I smile through gritted teeth as a I frantically try and salvage the situation in my head).
Not so much this boss; having already taken 5 weeks of vacation by April 1st, partially based on the excellent responsible work my friend was doing, all she said upon hearing the news of this fabulous opportunity and promotion was:
“What?! Well, that’s inconvenient! I’m scheduled to be on a three week vacation then!!!“