I jumped companies ~6 months ago to work in corp dev. It was a promotion, different city, etc. Overall a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone have an analyst working under me.
Said analyst was at the company before I joined. It was a weird situation - they didn't have an previous banking/finance experience and had parlayed an internship into a FT offer (the head of the group had a soft spot for them). It became very apparent that he/she wasn't up to many of the tasks that the job required.
Fast forward to the past few weeks - the analyst fully capitalized on 4th of July holidays and everyone being out of the office and flat out stopped showing up to work. Nobody has heard from them in weeks and they won't return any calls/emails (or their company laptop).
At first I thought it was an extremely dumb move - torch the only professional reference that you have by going AWOL. After a couple of weeks though I'm honestly worried about the kid. I'm sure this is more common in banking, but still an insane thing to do unless something has gone awry (stress, family issues, etc).
Has anyone else experienced anything similar before?