I checked the calendar today and it appears Pat and I have just 26 days until we hit the road for a killer trip.One might think that now would be the time when you drop the bomb to your boss that you’ll be quitting to travel, right?
Actually, you could wait another 12 days before exploding the news if you wanted to go the minimum.
Well, let me introduce you to my boyfriend, Patrick.
Patrick has a little bit of a problem with leaving out details, or, ya know, just saying things to people he really shouldn’t, especially if it is weighing on his mind. For example, if we’re late because we did a stupid thing, he just can’t say, “Sorry we’re late.” Instead, he kind of goes off in speak-at-you mode (he’s a talker!) and inevitably drops the bomb about the stupid thing as well. Oh, Patrick, gotta love him!
So, when it came to this trip becoming a reality and object of our attention at the beginning of 2012, Pat just couldn’t help himself.
Yep, at a meeting with his boss about 2 months ago, Pat dropped the bomb that he would be leaving!
In our case, it worked out fine, and Pat is still at his current role, but it could have backfired, right? His boss could have easily put the ad up that they were seeking a replacement right then and there, found someone a few weeks later, and then put poor Patty out of a job last month.
What do you think, people? When is the best time to tell your boss you’re leaving for travel?