Updated: Nov 10, 2021
In the wake of the damages that the acting CEO inflicted on my company during my absence, I did not contemplate ending it all. He was running my US office during the two months I was in Hong Kong caring for my dying father, and it is true that I was emotionally invested in him. However, I ultimately grew depressed because of my father’s state, not because of the acting CEO’s betrayal. In fact, I was more furious with him than sad. He had financially taken advantage of me, and in our later correspondence he made the deadly mistake of bringing up my father’s death, trying to use it as emotional leverage. This was unacceptable, and I didn’t hesitate in taking action.