Letter: Finding truth in exit interview unlikely
Regarding "Officials seek information on departing employees," a reader writes: The article is very interesting. It's nice that an exit interview is conducted; however, are the powers that be that naive in thinking that the person exiting will tell the true reason they are leaving an agency or the contracting field. Procurement is a small world, and it doesn't take long for news to travel. So why would someone commit "career suicide" and tell why they're really leaving.
Money isn't the only driving factor that cause people to leave. Some have even taken downgrades to get another career. The retiree's feel, well, it's no longer their problem, let someone else be the hero and speak out.
Let's be real, we've been groomed to give what's politically correct, because upper management really doesn't want to hear the truth, because that means they would have to do something now that they've been informed that a problem exists.
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