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.