How did your employer treat you when you left?
Employers and team members should be happy for their team members and support them when they decide to move on.
I had the privilege of starting my career in the developed world. For the few times I changed jobs, I’d inform my employer and colleagues that I had resigned and would be joining such and such a company. They would then wish me well and be happy for me. That was the culture – You do your best work while around and when it was time to leave, people would be happy for you.
Then I came to my motherland. People don’t mention where they are going. I once asked why it was so. The answer I got was mostly that people are afraid their current employer would try and antagonize their next move. I find that backward and third world.
We should be happy for people when they leave and support them. Of course unless, they are bad leavers.
Today I joined a team in thanking the departing members for their service and wishing them well. Nobody comes to stay forever. Support people when it’s their time to move on.