I have been at my current job for over eight years, and recently gave one month’s notice. I have a large amount of institutional knowledge, manage a great deal of work, and interact with several clients daily. Despite my generous notice, my boss has done nothing to transition my work to other people, and he hasn’t let my clients or most of my co-workers know that I’m leaving. My last day is Friday. At this point I feel I won’t be able to say goodbye to anyone or help transition my projects. I’m also starting to worry that it will damage my personal and professional relationships by essentially disappearing. I’m also slightly worried that my boss’s plan is to just email/call me with any questions she may have after I leave, assuming that I will basically keep working for them in my spare time.
—Boss in Denial