My friend is in a complicated work situation and wanted some advice
He’s dating an employee in Taiwan who happens to be in his team. He feels that the relationship isn’t working out, but the girl doesn’t want to break up (I think part of the reason is that the girl wants to get married soon). He had a talk with her and she accused him of thinking Taiwan girls are easy, that they can work through issues, and doesn’t want to break up. As a result they are avoiding each other at work. My friend is a foreigner.
What should he do in this case? He likes his job and doesn’t want to switch teams or leave his company. He also wants to see other people and not be stuck in the current relationship.
put yourself in the girl’s shoes - she dated the boss, now the boss wants to breakup and ignores her. She might be fearful for her job, as well as maybe a little heartbroken that things didnt go well.
From the description, i dont think she is a gold digger she would know how to keep the guy if that was the case.
Anyway - no good way out of this. seperation both at work and in personal life will be painful, but i dont see how they can continue working together.
So the cruel thing to do might be to separate at work first, and then breakup once the work separation is finished. And the nice thing to do is to break up the relationship first, and then try to resolve things in a reasonable way at work.
I’d just have a sit down with her first with the bosses hat on, say that it isn’t working out, he is not interested in continuing the relationship but that she is a good worker and he hopes they can just be professional. I’d lay out the situation (no pun intended) clearly and let her choose how things play out.
She may like the job and decide to play it cool. Try to make it clear he wasn’t trying to use her
This is extremely generous.
usually they give 1 month for every year.
personally better to be on the generous side than the stingy side, but not a necessity.
Also depends on the role - severance package of VP in MNC is not the same as junior staff in a 3 people company.