Saturday, June 22, 2024

Looking for a New Job: What if Your Boss Finds Out?

There he goes. Giving you the ‘side-eye’. He knows something is up!

*In some states the law says an employer does not have to have a reason to let you go. Those rules are clearly on the employers side. Hey, being human, he or she might wake up one day — not in the best of moods mind you, and think: “whose life can I ruin today?”


I’m sure we’d all like to at least believe people — especially those in management — are more professional than that. That they are capable of separating personal feelings from professional actions.

Though I do leave room for the occasional idiot.

And how many times have those same employers said to you, “Don’t take it personal. It’s just business” as they showed you to the door? Oh, don’t worry about “getting your stuff.” Its already been handled. There it is, right there in the box by the door.

Well let’s just hope they remember that when they walk by your desk and spot you on a job-seeking site.

“Nothing personal sir or ma’am. It’s just business.”

Now clearly, you shouldn’t be doing your personal business on your employers time or equipment. That’s just good sense. But the point is, people do.  So what if your boss somehow learns that you are looking for a new job?

What do you do now?

We’ll get to that. But first, here’s what you DON’T do.

Read more at EURThisNthat.


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