Employee put in her notice, but is now 'poisoning the well' What do I do as her manager?
September 17,2021 at 1:54PM UTC
I have an employee who recently put in her two-week notice. It kind of came out of left field but its fine, I am supportive of my people making the best decisions for them. I try to foster an environment where they can even come and be transparent with me and I'm open to offering a reference, etc. We are not trying to create slaves here.
The problem now is she is going around chatting about how awesome the job market is, how great the offers are (much higher than obviously what people are currently making, sure) and blah. My co-managers are kind of annoyed, rightfully so. They are worried we'll start to lose others. Mind you we don't pay horribly (this particular employee was making over $90k) but in this economy I guess if you can go make $120k why not. I mean its more than I make lol.
What do I do? She has a week left but honestly I don't really need her sticking around this next week if she's going to be pissing everyone off. She has an attitude already (she's been snippy and catty to me and other managers, kind of a 'uh I don't need to answer to you' - when she in fact does answer to me) so its only gotten worse since she is clearly 'out the door'. I want to express to her that leaving on good-terms is always preferable but I don't think it will land as me trying to be helpful (when in fact in this industry, you shouldn't get a reputation - we all come around and work together again eventually). Advice super appreciated. Maybe I should just let it go and let her leave and not try to do anything?
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