Our first graduate here at work (my team) handed in his notice last Friday (when I was ill). He's off to join Aon one of the biggest insurance brokers in the world, current sponsors of Manchester United and one of my brother's previous companies.
Great news for him (although everyone I know who's worked there hated it) as he's getting a decent pay rise but rubbish news for us and a company as a whole. He's been with us for 2 and a half years so we will lose all that experience and time and effort will need to be spent again training someone else to get up to speed. Apparently we've matched their offer but by the time all this has gone on he obviously wants to leave.
Now we've got a meeting at 3:30 on Friday for an hour to discuss before getting let out early for a team drink at 4:30 to 'hang out'. Jeez. Bit late guys. No wonder we've got one of the worst team retention records in the company. Top of that list was a lady that didn't quite last till lunch time on her first day, she was sat opposite me though.
Maybe I can get that promotion / pay rise I was after. Ha, ha, ha!