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The lesson is:

Next time your favorite manager and tech lead quit the company, ask them why.

No kidding, after reading about all the antics, I forgot how the story started. That should've been a huge red flag.

This has always been a rule that I’ve followed throughout my working career. Whenever someone leaves or is fired, invite them for a coffee or a drink and listen to their side of the story.

There’s this Latin legal maxim that I learnt from my mum when I was a child, and have always remembered ever since: “Audi alteram partem”[1] which roughly translates to the same.

[1]: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audi_alteram_partem

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