This Issue's Dilemma:
inside instead of burning bridges
I “retired” from a company after over five years of service to work on my own
business. I gave the standard two-week notice and started making notes to help
with the transition. The company decided to cut my two weeks short, and my
manager wasn't very respectful of me during the process.
As a result, I'm angry at the manager and the whole situation. I gave the
company a lot of time and effort; I did the best I could, and I was an honest
and caring employee. Having never received closure, I've been careful not to do
anything because I don't believe in burning bridges.
It's not like I could sue, since no one at the company did anything illegal. And I would like to have a good recommendation from
my manager if I ever need one. But to maintain some sense of dignity, isn't
there some way I should let them know they treated me poorly? Should I talk to
the president or something? Right now, I'm still burning inside, and I've been
trying to forget about the company — but nothing works. How do you get past
these nasty feelings, yet not let people treat you with disrespect?
— Tanya, Business Owner
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