I have already left my previous job for over two months now. However, even though I have done everything by the book, I continue to hear rumors/comments from ex-coworkers behind my back (I still have connections) and I even sense some hostility from a recent revisit.
Here was the situation. I planned a 2-weeks vacation at least three months ahead and got clearance on it. Two weeks before my vacation a great opportunity at another company opened up through recommendation. It was an opportunity of a lifetime that I simply can't pass.
So prior to my vacation, I gave notice to my boss and even asked the new company to give me a entire month so I can give my (old) boss enough time to find a replacement. On top of that, I agreed to return for few hours for 3 nights to train my replacement...for free.
All say and done, I returned from a great vacation, clean up my desktop, thank anyone that help me along the way and maintain my offer to help make the transition as smooth as possible. However, since I know my ex-coworkers too well with their ability to spread rumors and gossip, I decided not to disclose where I'm going to most people except two very trusted co-workers.
I felt I have handle this correctly, but why can't people stop talking behind my back and hostility from another closer co-worker (although I don't trust her and she is proving me right) really bugs me.
A simple "Thank You and I wish you well" would be nice, instead of "Hey, that's company material and you can't read that" (she pulled a in-house newsletter out of my hands) really irritated me. I know she was jealous that I got out, but if I'm trying to handle this professionally the best I can, why can't her and others? Am I wrong for not disclosing the info or are these people just too nosy for their own good and I should forget them?
Please advice and help ease my mind.