February 2018 – we were a steadily growing 10-person startup. We just moved into our fourth office space in 18 months and were adding one new person to our team every two months to keep up with demand. No one had ever quit – until now.
I was asked if I had a minute to talk. Sure. Into our new conference room we went, and I was informed that one of our early stage employees had accepted a new job opportunity. Damn. I took it hard and personally. No one had ever voluntarily left our company before. It felt