Last week ended sucky.
A really strong friend, employee and team member at Lijit has decided to move on in her career and go to another company. I get it, she is young and needs to try new stuff and move up the ladder. She has been with Lijit for 3 years and when you're younger I think it's important to move around. Not a lot but deliberately a few times to see what you like in a company.
So I rolled into the weekend feeling like maybe we could have done something to keep her engaged. I tried to talk her back into the company (and continue to), but it didn't work.
So rolling into Saturday I was bummed out. I guess melancholy is a better word.
Then out of the blue on Saturday afternoon I got this email from friend that used to work with/for me a Raindance.
I haven't talked to this person in probably 5 years. It was perfect timing and it really made me happy that someone had that experience back at Raindance.
It's always a fine line with Friends, Team Members and Employees. Where does one start and the next pickup.
I wish my newest friend from Lijit good luck and wish my old friend good luck with his new company and product.