So I’m quitting my job… in 2 days as a matter of fact. It’s something I’ve been planning on doing for a while but I realized the time was right and put in a 2-week notice.
Anyway, I have one manager in particular who I’ve always been very friendly with, kind of playful and just generally have had a lot of fun working with. But of course she has been my boss and we’ve respected the sanctity and professionalism of the employer/employee relationship.
But since I put in my 2-week notice things have gotten… different between me and her. She has been treating me a little different, talking to me and confiding in me more and I am feeling more like an equal to her than her employee - in 2 more days I won’t be her employee any more anyway. And she has brought up staying in touch, and the thought hadn’t even occurred to me before because, well she was my boss and it’s just generally not done for bosses to hang out with their employees outside of work. (at least, I don’t think it is, maybe some do) But she is the kind of person I really could be friends with, once I completely absorb the fact that she isn’t my boss anymore.
Has this ever happened to you?