I wanted to work at Apple really bad, and now not so much. Walking out on my dream job.(medium.com)

almost 5 years ago from Jordan Price, UI/UX Mobile Designer - jordanprice.co

  • Josh KnowlesJosh Knowles, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    "Then at lunch time I wiped the iPad data clean, put the files I had been working on neatly on the server, left all their belongings on my desk, and I got in my car and drove home. I left a message for my boss and told him he’s the worst boss I had ever encountered in my entire professional career and that I could no longer work under him no matter how good Apple might look on my resume."

    Oh, my dear god. Don't do stuff like this. Ever. Leave immediately if you must, but never EVER give people an angle to blame you for a bad situation. And if you're in the mood to write a super-heated e-mail, take a break, take a walk, play with the kid, and then come back to it when you're in a more diplomatic mood.

    I know. You want to pay this asshole back for how he made you feel. But you can't. Now you're not the great developer that this horrible manager drove out, you're the guy who pitched a childish fit when he couldn't get along with his boss. This is how he will describe the situation, at any rate. And you won't be around to defend yourself.

    And it really doesn't sound like you took proper steps to fix the situation. Or to at least make sure the various HR groups involved knew of the problem before you pitched a fit. You must do this. It's annoying. And can take time. So you need to start the process before you're at your breaking point. And you can't be shy about figuring out who to approach. It's in everyone's best interest to prevent situations like this.

    Being unhappy doesn't give you license to do whatever you want. I wish it did -- life would be so much less frustrating if we could just put the assholes in their place. But we can't. At least, it's not appropriate in professional settings.

    6 points