At work, she always looked up to him. He was a bundle of
energy and exuberance.Whenever she goes
to his desk, he welcomed her with a smile. She has never seen him losing his
cool. She noticed that whenever he was in a tense situation, he took a break,
walked on the corridor and returned to his desk. In short, she was in awe of him.
He brought lots of positive changes in her. Whenever she was
in a bad situation at work, she did a little bit of self-introspection. She
said to herself “If he can do it, so can I”. She wanted her life to be sorted
just like his. He was her mentor more than her manager.
One fine day, an opportunity knocked at her door, a change
that she wanted to happen. She was confused whether to take it up or remain on
the same team. After all, moving teams would mean she can no longer work with
him. She was also not sure how to present this information to him. He had been
so considerate and accommodating. The new manager had given her a week to
respond.She decided to delay the news
to him and continued to work on her projects.
On the third day, during the project review, he told her “I
have been working in this organization for last one decade. I have decided to
move on and move out”. She was taken by surprise. Never in her imagination had
she thought the situation would turn out this way. She told him “I have a bit
of news from my side too. I have decided to change team. I was indecisive till
now. If you reconsider your decision to quit, I would continue to work in your
team”. He smiled and said “Well, I knew about it. I am happy that I was able to
help you make a wise decision”. She just nodded in agreement.