I love working here so much I'm planning on leaving!
January 19, 2014 10:09 AM Subscribe
Am I an asshole for saying, acting, and making plans as if I will be there forever while working on my strategy to leave in the next month?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (23 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have worked in Role A for 5 years at a large company and am negotiating a final offer to transfer to Role B (same company, different department). My current supervisor is not aware I have interviewed (or have been looking). My position is permanent but renewed annually; it is up for renewal in February but she has said I will be renewed and I have given the impression I would happily stay.
I am planning on giving two weeks notice when I have Role B Final Offer Letter signed and in hand but that could take two weeks. I am not going to giving any kind of warning or notice to Role A until Role B is set in stone.
Complication: three Group A senior people have suddenly left since November so things are being restructured and everyone is overstretched, overworked, and stressed. I am expected (and have agreed to) take on additional responsibilities that have major impact on Group A success. Timelines and such are being planned around me. There are tight deadlines requiring practical techniques (which take months to acquire - now only I possess them since they are proprietary to the department, and the only other users were the workers who left!) and project-specific knowledge to meet them in the next four months.
Despite the stress I'm in a great mood most of the time - I'm very excited about a new opportunity and this makes me feel like more of a jerk while working Job A.
How do I stay engaged and involved at Role A until I give notice?
How do I look after my own interests without feeling like a hypocritical liar and feeling stressed out all day for keeping a gigantic secret?