CEE Legal Matters: Issue 5.12.
One of the famous benefits of age is perspective. Thus, at this point in my life, I have the dubious benefit of having experienced – either personally or through close association to friends – a number of unfortunate professional transitions and transactions, from lay-offs to split-offs, from hires to fires, from surprising offers to principled departures, and from proper and friendly changes in direction to abrupt and acrimonious departures. It has, already, in that sense, been a full life.
It is almost a truism that professional changes – even surprising changes, involving the decision by a once-trusted colleague to join or lead the competition – should be accepted gracefully, professionally, with respect and decency.