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Venting on your last day

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Q. I finally quit my job. My last day is coming up, and I’m tempted to tell my boss what I really think of him. (It’s not pretty.) I know you shouldn’t burn bridges, but in this case I have no reason to think I would need to remain on good terms with this company. So am I free to vent?

A. That’s up to you. But don’t romanticize this idea of having the last word, making a scene and then riding into the sunset. You may spread such ill will that your new employer could learn about it from your vengeful ex-boss.

And even though you’re convinced that you no longer need to keep up relations with your company, you never know. One day, someone who witnessed your performance may turn out to be your boss—and treat you like a leper.

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