Professional "ghosting": as bad as dating ghosting
September 20,2019 at 8:32PM UTC (Edited)
I recently had an excellent work experience with a new team (we're all contractors). Our client was ecstatic with the work, and my invoices were paid in full and on time from my team leader. She was professional, smart and a joy to work with. We were all supposed to get together for a celebration lunch, but it never happened. My team leader has since disappeared - no contact, no lunch, no response on Gmail or LinkedIN. Did I do something wrong? Do I suck? What gives?
UPDATE: She responded! It was generic, but hey - I'm no longer wondering if she lost all my info! Thank you everyone!
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