Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about loyalty vs. opportunity:
Recently I got a short term higher paid job within the same department. My boss was not happy that I applied but allowed me to go in the end. After 9 months I had to return to my job, but my boss said that I had to promise never to leave again. I thought she was joking. I have just been given the opportunity again to go into a new job, one that will be permanent. My boss was very annoyed at me, even saying that I promised not to leave. I feel guilty but at the same time I need to earn more money and do want a more interesting job. Now she is giving me the cold shoulder and likely not give me a good reference to my new job. Did I do the wrong thing?