I mistakenly sent a new job application to my current boss — now he's trying to get me to stay
In a total email fail, I accidentally sent my boss an application for a new job. When I realized, I apologized immediately and he asked to speak with me. I told him the truth: that I was looking to advance my career, and I felt like our company didn't have the resources to help me do so.
Now, he's offered me to work on a new project and has set up a meeting to talk "career advancement" — specifically a new title and potential raise. Turns out this email mistake was a blessing in disguise!