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Why high-HQ companies welcome back boomerang employees

Early in my career, I left a role to work for a competitor. It was my first time giving notice, and I felt simultaneously grown-up and wistful to leave what had been home for three years. That’s too bad, my manager responded kindly, after I submitted my resignation. Then, after what appeared to be a mild scramble, I was asked to leave that day. Check’s in the mail, and enjoy the two weeks off. More than a decade later, I still...