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A great resignation: Don’t be a Prince Harry

Prince Harry

We must admit, the headline is a sure-fire grab for a royals watcher who writes about employment law: “What does Prince Harry have to do with employment law?”

“Nothing, but here’s my stab at it,” wrote Robin Shea, an attorney with Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP.

Piggy-backing on the Wall Street Journal’s take on the matter, Ms. Shea — who admits she won’t read the prince’s tell-all book “Spare” “out of respect for his late grandmum” — says that whether or not it’s OK to burn bridges at work appears to be the connection.

She wrote that the message in a recent Journal column that “burning one’s bridges at work is sometimes a fine thing, contrary to the advice that your parents probably gave you” is flawed.

She quotes Raoul, a person opining under the Journal’s piece: “I have also witnessed during my long career that people who burn bridges at work often do the same with friends and family and suffer greatly for doing so. If I could start over, I would add one more rule to my list – always be kind and learn to recognize the suffering of your colleagues, bosses, and clients.”

“My new year's resolution is to be Raoul, not Harry,” Ms. Shea wrote.