Life's very interesting.
I'm not quite sure how to feel when my staff told me that she was leaving the organization. She was very happy, but a competitor had baited her with one more thing that we couldn't offer, and she took the bait because "she couldn't afford to be alone and isolated anymore."
I was sad, but I believed that if someone wants to go, I wouldn't stop them unless I had a good reason.
This time, I didn't.
We prayed for her, sent her our blessings and hopes, and wished her all the best, we even had a farewell lunch for her too. Interestingly, just about a week before her last day with us, as we were talking, she shared that one of her new colleagues at her next workplace had tendered his resignation - he was poached over to *gasp* a new clinic that could offer him something that his current workplace couldn't. His current boss was shocked upon hearing that he had tendered his resignation.
In that instance, I felt in my heart that God is my vengeance, and He has delivered. I had wished for more, but I'm letting go - life goes on and things gets better as we get better. I don't wish to participate in the poaching game, I'd rather grow the company practice organically. Of course, it's not only the poacher - the poachee must want to bite too.
Have you ever had a similar incident happening in your life?