Employment relationships are constantly in flux and the bigger the business, the more frequently employees will be joining and leaving the company. From an employer’s perspective, an employee leaving for a different job is not necessarily a bad thing, but certain employee behavior can burn the proverbial bridge no matter who ended the relationship.
Some of the behaviors that employers look favorably on when the relationship ends include:
- Accept the employer’s severance package
- Cooperate with your employer in order to make the transition seamless
- Refrain from discussing the end of the employment relationship until details have been worked out and negotiated
- Avoid making emotional decisions – take a step back, breath, and think before you take action that could be detrimental to you and your employer.
On the other hand, some behaviors are surefire ways to ruin your relationship with your former employer: