By squizzlebee - 30/06/2016 11:58 - United Kingdom - York
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Holy wow, I never expected this to get published! Thanks for all your comments, they're both making me laugh and appreciate what I do have :) Just for a bit of clarification, I worked in a clothing store and we'd see a fair few people come and go over time, and whenever one of us left (especially if they'd been there for longer than a year) there'd usually be some kind of informal gathering at a local bar to see them off. I'd been there for coming up to two years so I was hoping for a bit more of a turn out, but obviously people are busy with their own stuff! (The Brexit comments made me laugh :P) I did end up having a nice time with the one girl who showed up, she was one of the ones I felt was more of a friend than a colleague and so it was a rather nice evening overall :) And yes I do have a somewhat better job lined up so all good in the end really!
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The good news is you won't be working there anymore so you won't have to deal with any workplace awkwardness that situation would have created.
I didn't know people threw parties for leaving a job. I'm thinking and hoping you got a better job. Anyway OP, don't take it to heart. Maybe your co-workers had something better to do than celebrating you leaving a job they're still stuck at. It may seem harsh, but that's my only guess. Have fun with that one friend.
We throw parties when medical professionals leave, especially if they are going on a medical mission. It really depends what you do. If you work in a professional setting where your job is your title, people tend not to burn bridges. They also understand a change in environment is sometimes for betterment of skills and knowledge, not just better pay or co-workers. Same also goes in the corporate world as you may need to collaborate in the future.
Unless you regularly socialized with your coworkers outside the office, I don't see why you would expect them to show up just because you are leaving the company.