By squizzlebee - 30/06/2016 11:58 - United Kingdom - York

Today, I went out for drinks to mark the end of my current job. I invited all my colleagues to join me so I could say goodbye to them all. I even changed the date to a day that suited more people and the location to a place I knew they all preferred. Only one person showed up. FML
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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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Stick with that one person that had the decency to show up. He or she appreciated you bending over backwards to arrange this.

ber4fun 23

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.

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Stick with that one person that had the decency to show up. He or she appreciated you bending over backwards to arrange this.

ber4fun 23

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.

sylvienoir 18

unless they just put in their notice and had the party before their actual quit date.

All the more reason to celebrate leaving that job. Keep in touch with the one person who did show up though, says a lot about them.

It was time for a change.

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.

Now you will never have to regret the decision of leave that job

At least you had the decency to invite them. Not your fault they're jackasses

moocowmilk0 19

now you know who your true friends are (:

Kristoffer 35

They clearly didn't want to see you go.

#9: I see what you did there....

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.

It was a sort of custom to invite people out for drinks/food when one of us left :) I went to a fair few myself!