My manager knows that I'm applying for jobs :(

New mTWD25
Jun 11 27 Comments

My Manager and team knows that I am looking for other opportunities. I got caught when I was reading some interview reviews/ applying jobs at work. I shouldn't have done that but it happened.
My manager started being rude to me, taking the projects away from me, team not including me in lunch invites, etc..

I dont have any leads yet to get out of here soon. What do I do now ?


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TOP 27 Comments
  • Nvidia monolith_
    Well if this is how your manager and team are behaving, I think you should be happy that you have started looking!
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cbCv23
    banged. lc hard and pray.
    Jun 11 0
  • Nielsen waffledude
    Attack it head on. Set up a 30 min 1:1 with your manager. Be open and tell him you are looking but would like to stay if if there is a path to keeping you engaged and excited.

    If your manager is any good or at all a decent person he will want to keep you. Unless you suck at your job...then he may just say good luck on the job hunt.

    Better to be open and direct then hide in the corner now he knows you are looking.
    Jun 11 2
    • New / Creative

      New Creative

      Self employed creative technologist that is trying to create a product.
      Don’t do this.

      You would officially tell your manager that they are wasting resources if they invest further in you.

      Your manager has also already shown that they are not a decent person.

      You will get fired on the spot.
      Jun 11
    • PayPal .Me
      Seriously man, how can people give these kind of advices...DON’T follow Nielsen’s advice
      Jun 11
  • Amazon lhk
    Just don’t be a dick in your next job
    Jun 11 2
    • Grab 102948
      Lemme guess... You’re a manager lol
      Jun 11
    • PayPal .Me
      Let me guess... You have never been lol
      Jun 11
  • New CJcv16
    You were on your way out anyway. Roll with it. Maybe casually start mentioning how you've "heard" company x gives killer TC.
    Jun 11 0
  • PayPal x ploy ted
    Wait, you want to leave, and they are taking work away from you, and still paying you. What’s the problem, seems like they are doing you a favor.
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft pokeface
    That explains why you were looking for a job to begin with! Just pretend that nothing is happening, do your job as per normal, and look for a job (secretly) at the same time. If anyone asks you whether you are looking for a job, just say something generic like “I’m not actively looking, but a few recruiters pinged me recently and I told them I am not actively looking”. There is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for a new job. Good luck!
    Jun 11 0
  • Oath Atinlay2
    Start looking. Never do that stuff at work
    Jun 11 0
  • Gap / Eng hoodibaba
    Hope you're not on a visa. Good luck.
    Jun 11 0
  • Microsoft / Eng mfCG87
    Assert your dominance by looking your manager in the eye while solving a Leetcode problem on your computer
    Jun 11 0
  • Expedia 🎠pony up
    No biggie. Now you have more prep time.
    Jun 11 0
  • parantapa
    Even my teammates know that I'm looking out but they won't dare to confront me or make a big issue
    Jun 11 1
    • Expedia gVMe85
      Idk why they would, I can't imagine being disgruntled by someone moving on as long as they continue to pull their weight
      Jun 11
  • Capillary Technologies / R&D

    Capillary Technologies R&D

    Great for you. This shitty company did not deserve you anyway.
    Jun 11 0
  • Zillow Group Sr. Troll
    Good troll post thank you
    Jun 11 0
  • Amazon / Eng bdudijdb
    If they are taking work away from you, use that time to leetcode and get out of there. This is a good thing.
    Jun 11 0
  • Salesforce guacamoLay
    My manager wouldn't be upset. They'll probably talk to me about what's lacking and see if I'm unhappy with anything.
    If that's how they react you shouldn't be working for them. This sounds like some jilted lover.
    Jun 11 0
  • parantapa
    Forget about it and act normal. Don't concede to anyone that you are prepping and start leeting. There are a lot of companies that don't need a ton of prepping. You just need to work on 50-60 company tagged qs to get into companies like walmartlabs adobe coupang. Try in those companies if you want to move out asap. As the above blinder said... say that few recruiters approached you but you are not interested.
    Jun 11 0
  • Rackspace / IT

    Rackspace IT

    Roll forward and also get your job done. They are paying you for shit get done.
    Jun 12 0
  • VMware jyoC60
    Something similar happened to a friend of mine. He got a mail from a recruiter and his lead saw the mail and soon the whole team assumed he was going to leave which was not the case. His manager asked him directly as many if he was planning to leave and he had to explain to his manager that he is not looking for any opportunities and the recruiters are just calling him for the interviews. He didn't have any issues with his manager after the conversation.
    Most probably the worst that can happen is that if you are waiting for an increment or promotion then it would be not be happening now, depending on what your manager thinks.
    Your best bet is to make peace your manager for the time being and keep looking for other opportunities. Grind leetcode and get another job.
    Jun 11 0
  • New litasf
    Jun 11 0