Skip to Content
2-18-2008 @ 1:16PM
In my first job, I worked 80-100 hour weeks for 2 years, and was primarily responsible for 5 million dollars in new business. When I left, in my exit interview, I pointed out those facts, and that my salary had been unexceptional, that my bonus had been $100. Then I went on to whine about how painful it had been for me, how unappreciated I felt, how immoral and unappreciative the company had been...So essentially, I took a company that thought the world of me, and gave them a reason to hate me. I took a sterling reference and threw it away.Here's my advice: before you leave, try to change things. In the example given, contact the guildmaster a few times, telling him that the raiding schedule needs stability if it is going to work, that it will be impossible to get momentum if things stay that erratic.When you decide to leave, DON'T go into exhaustive detail about why. Just say that you have been offered another opportunity that is too good to pass up, and that you appreciate all the guild has done for you. Offer your tradeskills for free. Do try to do some heroics with old friends. Your objective is to keep your friends and minimize resentment. You are no longer an officer of the guild- it isn't your responsibility to fix it. If the GM has an ounce of sense, he will see that the conversations you had with him prior to leaving were never resolved adequately.Don't deviate from the "pursuing other opportunities" line to the guild. Doing so will just sabotage the guild, and make it hard for the GM to recover from your departure. Don't leave at a public time- that is attention-mongering. DO make a polite note on the guild boards, sticking with the "pursuing other opportunities" line. DON'T get baited into losing your cool if you receive angry and unreasonable tells. Just do what you can to be as polite and accommodating as you can be while making sure that you find a new guild that meets your needs better.Being known as a stable player is as important as being known as a talented one. Earn a good reputation, and never throw it away just to go out in a blaze of glory.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.