John resigned and left a couple of weeks ago. It was on good terms, but you recruited John and feel some of the sting. After all, you needed him in that role and went out and got him.
He left you hanging – he left for what he considers a better opportunity before spending a year at your company.
Free Agent Nation my #$$. What ever happened to working through the bumps? Cue the music from the Godfather…
Then, the email comes. John’s got a candidate for his former role. The cynic in you flares up and retorts the following to no one in particular:
-Let me get this straight, you left before spending a year and feel connected enough to refer someone on the inside track?”
-“Why would I want another you? You left me hanging”
-“No #$**# thanks, John”
Read the rest over at The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).