Originally Posted by gamelan
he was with the company 8 years, 6 of those as part of my team. i've worked with him the longest out of everyone in my current team. man, it hurts like a motherfucker esp. since i really liked him as a person. a most unmanagerial and unmanly thing to do but i almost thought like i was gonna cry (well, not really but it's one of those instances where crying probably would have helped, you know what i'm saying?).
anyway, i imagine others can relate. thoughts?
(now i get to send e-mails out to the rest of management and my team letting them know about this)
Similar thing happened to me several years ago when my QC Manager left. She just quit showing and a few days later I received an email, with no explanation why, saying she just couldn't work here anymore. Hurt, because we also became personal friends and that ended (for the time being).
About six months ago, she sent an email to one of my staff asking if I would consider letting her come back. I said of course, with open arms and she's here again. We spoke the first day, with each of us stating her absence would not be spoken of or referred to.
Very difficult stuff mixing friendship with business.