Given today's work environment is more connected than ever before, maintaining relationships when resigning is vital. Professional networks like LinkedIn and Facebook make for news of an ugly exodus reaching unexpected ears all that much more likely.
We all know it is far too easy to get swept up in the excitement of leaving a toxic workplace. However, you’ll still want to be on your best behaviour with your soon-to-be-former colleagues and bosses for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that they will more than likely be acting as your referee in the future.
You should aim to keep your relationships with your managers and colleagues open and positive as you never know who is going to turn up in a job down the track. Perhaps that employee you bad mouthed ends up being your potential boss, or the current manager you gave a piece of your mind to becomes an influencer of the person tasked with hiring new employees for another company. No matter how insular you work place feels, Pharmacy is a small world it pays to leave on a friendly note.
- as published in Pharmacy Daily as the Weekly Comment on 21 August 2017.