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NoMad
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A senior colleague of mine just announced she'll be leaving by the end of the year.

😐 Why do people I specifically need always leave? Am I that destructive? 😢

I know I'm being dramatic, but like... 😖😣😫

I mean, I could see this as an opportunity, but nah. I rather wallow in self-pity. 😭

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  • 1
    Ask her why she wants to leave?
  • 3
    @max19931 maternity
  • 2
    Stop being like needy. You are obviously so hollowed out and lonely, you think coworkers are your friends.

    Happiness needs to come from within.
  • 2
    It’s so damn heartbreaking when a beloved coworker leaves. Like who am I gonna talk shit about the company to now?? Who am I gonna send a PR to to get an instant review now?? It’s not fair
  • 1
    @jassole oh no, buddy, I'm a PhD student. I can't not be needy. Particularly when my work depends on others being there and explaining the "cutting edge" stuff they've done.
  • 1
    @chonky-quiche ikr! The PR thing is gonna be a pain in future 😭
  • 0
    I used to feel that way about colleagues, not anymore though.

    Also, how weird it would be if that co-worker told u "I'm not leaving this job only because you work here,.".

    It would be a weird scenario.
  • 0
    @Sid2006 in research, that's literally expected. 👀 Like they don't have to be physically present, but mentally they are and that's often more than enough. People live off of their PhD thesis, usually. Except the ones that have done a shabby work and even they themselves don't want to look at their work.
  • 1
    @NoMad I can't say about you but I was thinking about my office job colleagues that I had in 2017.

    Way different mindset and scenario.
  • 0
    @Sid2006 that's fair. Idk, given how wildly I have changed gears in my career (not that wild, just from backend/devops dev to ai to robotics+ai research) I really appreciate people who have been at the same job for over 2-3 years. Their experiences often shine light on my dusty path.
  • 0
    @ostream it's more than that. Office politics, paper works, everything. She knows lots of tips and tricks. 😢
  • 2
    This is simple. Before she leaves: "We should do lunch sometime."

    Then pay for her lunch every Saturday if you have to.
  • 3
    @Demolishun This

    It's also a great way to keep in contact with a colleague. Networking!

    I'm terrible at it, but that's how you do it!
  • 1
    @Demolishun can't do with maternity leave. She won't be able to at some point.
  • 1
    @NoMad congratulations to the colleague! It also means she did not resign but simply will be off for a while. She'll be back...
  • 0
    @NeatNerdPrime 😑 for over a year... 😑😑😑
  • 2
    @jassole so where is your happiness? Is this why you are so bitter and angry like @ostream
  • 0
    I have already congratulated the said colleague, btw. I'm happy for her, just ranting here about ME! 😛
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