Today, at work, a co-worker resigned.
After 4 years watching people come and go (at last count, 9 ex-coworkers), I’ve regrettably become an expert at telling when people are intending to fly the coop.
It begins with the earphones for drowning out the conversation in the office.
Then it’s skipping lunches so that they can take and make calls to potential future employers.
A marked increase in sick/ emergency leave comes next which is most likely for attending interviews.
Underlying all these is a general apathy towards any new projects on the horizon.
Oh, and I’m forgetting, the glazed look in their eyes which signals I just don’t care anymore. Do whatever you want. I’m not going to be here soon anyway.
I noticed all these symptoms in the co-worker before he resigned and knew that it was just a matter of weeks. I was wrong, it was only a matter of days.
What are some of the signs that you’ve noticed about your co-workers right before they quit?