I was an employee of XXX Company for around 2 years though I love my job and colleague but the bosses are toxic. I thought long before deciding to leave and I thought better to just leave and not stir sh*t.
What I did next during the exit interview was one of my greatest mistake I that I made, the HR manager somehow convinced me to tell any grievances or unhappiness I had seeing that I was quite an above average performer who didn’t mind putting in the extra hours for the company.
I thought I was in a “safe” zone and began to reveal all the unethical and unprofessional things that happened to include why it was the reason I was out the door.
A few years later and it was discovered that HR Manager had noted the unfavourable points and used it when other companies had called for references to not give a favourable endorsement of their employment.
Fortunately the hiring manager was a friend of mine and he told me what had happened plus I had a recommendation from the upper management so I was still able to secure a job. My advice to never trust what your HR would say if you want to leave just leave quietly cos it’s of no benefits to tell them the truth and it may end up back firing.