It’s a big deal when a teammate leaves your company. Either you can’t stand them, and so you break out in a burst of joy and shamelessly steal their ergonomic chair while they’ll still in their notice period. Or it’s someone who’s grown on you, and that’s not as fun. And the absolute worst variant is when it’s your friend. Because in that case their departure is a pure, unbridled BETRAYAL. And for that, they’ll pay!
Michal Pohludka writes about work at multinationals. With a detached view, humor, and the kind of empathy you’ll only rarely see in a top manager. “Hungarians don’t quite love work, but they know how to talk about it for a long time. And the French? I’m amazed they still exist,” he says for example of workers from other countries.