Never in my whole employment history have I been degraded as I was today. I have heard of TM's being talked down to by their ETL or TL, but have never been there myself, UNTIL TODAY. I was a bit early to work and still had some time before I could clock in. My ETL had come over and said "ah just the person I needed to see, let's walk and talk". I knew what he wanted to talk about, so it was no surprise when he first asked "so why are you leaving Target" and I explained to him "I am exploring new ventures" and he replied with some sympathetic words that seemed like he cared. We then got into where I would be starting my new job. I told him kind of what my new job would encompass and that it would be an office job. He stopped for a second and said "oh nah nah, I can tell you already , you will be back here working for me soon". I could not believe what I just heard. That was basically his way of saying "yeah I don't believe you can do that kind of stuff". Last time I checked, I was the person who knew what I was capable of, NOT an ETL. I just gave him this look like WTF and walked off to clock in. I definitely lost respect for him in that instant. My TL shook his head when I told him what happened, and he was actually encouraging of me finding something better, that is what I would expect from an ETL, not what I expected at all. Anyone else who can relate?