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If today was the last day for you at your employer, how would your day be different?

In Sheryl's talk, she mentions an instance with her boss, Mark Zuckerberg where he challenged her to speak at TED. Sheryl was asked one great question, if you had no fear, what would you do? In other words, Sheryl was concerned with sabotaging her own career and had the support of her boss to stretch herself and take a risk.

I'd love to hear stories of how people would act if they knew today was their last day at a job, with a boss, or around peers.

  • Feb 15 2014: I would make sure that my friends knew I enjoyed being their co-work with a handshake and smile.

    I would do my best to lay out a path forward for whoever was going to take up my workload.

    I would make sure that anything I had borrowed was returned, and thank the lender.

    I would see if there were any problems that I thought I might have a partial answer to and leave that with my supervisor.

    I would leave my contact information with all my co-workers and customers.

    If you live in fear of saying something that will get you fired, it might be time to leave. I have a fairly high level of confidence that I can resist saying things that will get me fired, and a fairly high threshold of concern over relative to people disagreeing with my opinion. I tend to voice my opinions, try to couch them in a proactive way, then let the chips fall where they may. If I can't do this at all times, then my employer is not receiving full benefit of my expertise. I once had an employer that disagreed with his subordinates, made a bad decision, then criticized his subordinates for not arguing their points more convincingly.

    Do the best everyday to see that what you think to be right is what gets done, work hard at doing all you can, try and push the art if you get the chance, and then when it is time to leave, make peace and leave with the knowledge that you did the best you could do every day your were employed.