The ‘Ex-Factor’


Does it happen to you too or is it only me!

I often think about the human nature and the many wonderful things it takes for granted. For instance, the most taken-for-granted things are not things but people who actually are assets to our workplace. And while they are around, theres a feeling of happiness but also a sense of entitlement – as if it is the boss’s own goodness that has kept them around, as if they have everything to gain through their association with the B. And I’m still talking about the professional space!

How many times have you seen someone being taken for granted at work, pushed beyond limits and then they quit? Has it happened to you? My concern here is the ego, the feeling of invincibility which interferes with all good things, including putting in efforts to retain the best talent in your team such that the thought of leaving isn’t even a far option for them. So the B justifies that ‘no one is indispensable, let go’. True! But then why does the ‘Ex’ suddenly turn so inquisitive? 

So, when you are no more associated with this workplace, your ‘Ex(s)’ seem to be more interested in what you are doing with your life and time now than they were when you were around them and still pretty much in their circle of influence. Suddenly now you find them peeping into your Facebook and LinkedIn and whichever other profiles exist with sincere regularity – Impressive! Is it out of Curiosity? Insecurity? Boredom? Or is it just them?

“The events, characters and firms depicted in this post are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms, is purely coincidental.” Or you could use your better judgment. 

Posted by Anuradha Prusty on 10th December 2017

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