I’ve heard that being fired is one of the worst experiences in life. I recall reading somewhere that it’s one of the few life events that can impact happiness in the long-term, a category reserved for events on the level of death of a spouse. No idea where I read that.
So, my question is how much pain we peons may be causing to our innocent managers: how bad do employers feel when an employee quits? The last time I quit a job, I overheard my manager mutter something along the lines of “FML”.
Possible factor: I assume it also depends on replaceability. I was in a position where it requires approximately a year to get employees trained on the massively complex system we worked on.