Resignation | The rise of ghosting: why are your employees leaving without saying goodbye?

The rise of ghosting: why are your employees leaving without saying goodbye?

Dumping someone is difficult. You run the risk of feelings being hurt, tears being shed, and possibly even angry words being exchanged.

As a result, some heartless daters are avoiding the awkwardness altogether by simply ignoring their soon-to-be ex-partner, blocking their phone number and refusing to respond to any messages they receive from them.

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Comments (2)

  • Jane
    Sun, 20 Jan 2019 2:12pm GMT
    This is interesting, and I have also noticed a trend for employers not to say goodbye either. I've left two organisations that did not tell colleagues outside of the team that I was leaving - some of whom were very upset to find out after the event. If they had not known me well enough they might have drawn some very wrong conclusions about why I was leaving. I have spoken to others who experienced the same thing.
  • Ann McCracken
    Ann McCracken
    Tue, 15 Jan 2019 6:10pm GMT
    I would be interested to see the generation span of this behaviour.
    This behaviour is common on Facebook in Gen Z and possibly even Gen Y so we may be seeing transference of social behaviour to the workplace.
    Manners and politeness have reduced with selfishness and egotism taking their place.
    These are the generations that were told they were amazing - even when they got things wrong!
    Yes - I admit I am a Baby Boomer - but as a psychotherapist I have learned to value all and discuss reasons when behaviours don't work. I feel a book coming on :)