I went into work today (I'm still at my old employer as I don't start with the new employer until a week Monday) and was immediately called into the office of my boss.
He told me that, whilst there was about to be a staff announcement, he wanted to let me know that the board of directors (the Managing Director and the Financial Director) were, as of 6.00pm last night, no longer in charge and had left the company. He then reminded me that, when I tendered my resignation, he agreed with every point I made and stated that things wouldn't get any better until significant changes were made at the very top of the company. He then asked me the million dollar question...
"...will you now reconsider your decision to resign?"
I told him that I needed the weekend to think things over. As he was going away on holiday for two weeks, he stated that he needed a decision today. So, I took myself off for a few hours to think. When I returned to the office I still didn't know what I was going to do. However, there was a definite feeling of calm in the office - a feeling I had never experienced before in that office. People were relaxed - the negative atmosphere had gone. The black cloud surrounding the office had certainly lifted.
So, I made the decision to stay!
I may, or may not, have made the right decision, only time will tell, but I'll give it a go. One thing that is certain is that the main "bully" has left the company and that can only be a good thing!