“It’s business, so we’ll understand if you decide to leave us. We wouldn’t want to keep you from a better opportunity.”This is what my coworker relayed to me after her big meeting with a higher-up in the company we worked for. Needless to say, she didn’t get the raise she was expecting to hear about in that meeting. We often spent a portion of our lunch break talking about the businesses we wanted to start. After the way she’d just been spoken to, it seemed to me she needed to start looking out for herself ASAP — these CEOs ain’t loyal. But because the job was keeping her so busy — running a department on too small of a salary and all — and because she didn’t know how to get started, she figured the “time wasn’t right” to start building something of her own.
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