Post # 16
I do think it’s off putting that she didn’t give you a heads up she’s listed you as a reference, but I don’t at all think it’s out of line for her to be looking for another job.
People’s life goals and circumstances change all the time. Yes the company heavily relies on her, but at the end of the day if she’s unhappy, underpaid, or just ready for a change that’s not a big deal. It does sounds like you’re mainly upset thinking about how her leaving will affect you, which is valid, but again it’s the companies job to find a replacement.
You gave her the positive review, so at this point it’s in the past. Just let her know you heard from them.
Post # 17
I really am not bitter at all, nor do I mean to come across this way. Maybe “high and dry” isn’t the right phrasing.. it just feels like this would literally be the worst time for her to leave which I only mentioned because it contributed to me being so shocked.
I totally get why she would want to leave, just wasn’t expecting it is all.
I will chat with her today about it! I want nothing but the best for her and I am excited for her! Wish me luck!
Post # 18
newlybeebride : Did they say when her start date is? I think its unfair for you to assume she’s leaving you high and dry. As long as she gives a 2 week notice thats really all she owes you.
You should be upset with the company/CEO not her. This is a culture problem with the company environment.
Post # 19
Yes, you should mention that you had a request for a reference, which company it was and that you hope she gets the job she wants, but would she mind letting you know in future that she has named you as a reference. Leave it at that, she’s not responsible for anything happening in the comapny or anyone working there. If there are serious problems in your company you may go job hunting yourself and may need her help as a reference so keep it friendly!