Written By: Heather Huhman
Posted on 07/22/10 in Employer Advice
I heard a disturbing — yet all too common — story while I was at GenJuice DC last week.
I was speaking with a former intern of a household name computer processor company. He told me that, when he worked there, one of his full-time colleagues wasn’t really a morning person and therefore requested a flexible schedule so he would be putting in his 8 hours only during his peak performance time during the day. This colleague was apparently very good at his job, so the former intern was incredibly surprised when the unnamed computer processor company told him “no.”
The result? The colleague quit. Not only did he quit, but also he started a company that competed with the particular division of his former employer. Not only did he quit and start a competing organization, but also he took a dozen or so of his colleagues with him to help run the new company.