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People leave jobs. I get that. If you're leaving for money or hours or title or culture, that's acceptable. There are a million reasons to leave a job, and you have every reason to make the best move for you and your family.

But if you tell me you're taking the year off to reconnect with your kids and recover from burnout, then post a new gig just a couple of weeks later ...

While I respect your decision to leave, I have zero respect for the lies. Especially when you used your kids...

@ericmann not saying that's the rule, but if you see that as a trend, the issue is corporate culture. Why would I waste my time explaining how everything is wrong when leaving, when I can just come up with some believable excuse to avoid the mental burden? Exit interviews are a thing, and no one likes them.

@kassner Wasn't pointing to a trend. Reflecting on a specific individual whose exit triggered a restructuring and caused a close friend to lose (due to being rescinded) a job offer.

"I got a new role and I don't feel comfortable sharing where" is acceptable. "I'm just burnt out and want to be a stay-at-home parent because I'm losing touch with my kids" was a blatant lie and tarnished the formerly positive relationship we had.

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