A recent Washington Post article claims that millennials are increasingly ghosting their employers. Meaning, they just leave for a new job without telling anyone in advance and not showing up to work.
While I have never seen it actually happen, I can totally imagine it. And while walking out on your employer may not be the most professional way to leave, let's get real here; I've been "ghosted" by more companies than I can count.
I've had one company where they had me take a full day off work (unpaid), so I could come to their office for an interview, only to never hear back and get no replies to my emails.
I've had a friend who was ghosted after getting an offer!
I don't condone just walking out without saying goodbye, but if I worked somewhere where I didn't feel safe to bring up negative feedback, I would probably do the exact same thing.
I know most companies wouldn't hesitate to treat me the same way if it suited them.
Have you ever experienced being ghosted by an employer? Have you felt the need to ghost a place you were working at?
At the oposite end, have you experienced a company that went out of their way to be transparent and open with you, even when they didn't have the best of news to share?