Q: I’ve heard from various sources that once you tell your company or boss that you are thinking of leaving, then you basically are saying you are leaving. What steps can you take to prevent this from happening?
A: It’s common for people to be disenchanted with events, people, or other parts of their work. Channelling that displeasure into polite discourse and dialogue PRIOR to considering leaving can prevent you from the kind of situations you mention.
Similarly, for many companies, the notion of giving two weeks notice doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to keep you around for two weeks. Ensure that you really are prepared to leave a company before you mention considering leaving or giving notice.
A far better approach is to have regular meetings with important people in the organization that you report to or work with to discuss hot button issues as they come up.