This bull about loyalty is just that B.S. Companies have no loyalty to employees. We are just a resource to them. You bust you butt for an firm, especially I.T. companies or divisions. They would dump you with out batting an eye. And, the ones making the decisions don't have the guts to do it themselves. They make the someone else give the bad news.
If you plan to leave a company, they want you to give them at least a two weeks notice. When they want you to go, it is usually late Friday afternoon you are told to leave the premisies and not come back. Some will even have you escorted out the door ans insure you take none of the property.
Why does a company offer a counter offer, they do not want to loose their investment in you, the resource on their books.
Burning bridges is want you have done. But its business not personal, per Don Corleone.
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