Addition by subtraction

Nov 16 2011 Published by under Lab

Sometimes labs lose folks who are dissatisfied and want to move on to other pastures that are thought to be greener in their own mind.  All that you can do is wish them well, help them pack their crap up and get them out the door ASAP.  Don't take it too hard that their tenure did not work out, everybody has to find their own happiness.  And no one wants to work with someone who desires to not be there.

Don't be dejected, its them, not you.


4 responses so far

  • Rachel says:

    Good job GR!. Good reality check in both sides!. No one should feel dejected.

  • chall says:

    I think this might be one of those times when I actually like this song and video..... the context ^^

    Hopefully it's not a lingering bad feeling in the lab when the person/s leave - since I haven't experienced it being without disappointment and resentment... as you said, "everybody has to find their own happiness".

  • anon says:

    I agree. For better or worse, humans have different make-ups and react differently in the face of challenging or unexpected situations. There are some who react with disappointment and resentment. There are others who try to use every experience, including the painful ones, as a way of learning and building a happier life for them and their multiple journey companions. The first strategy is unworthy and unproductive. The second is the one taken by those whose attitude is being grateful for the opportunity to be in a continuous discovery process about the greatness of humanity.

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