There will be a change in our reporting structure at work - as of next Tuesday I'll no longer report to the director I now report to. Our role is being shifted to the portfolio of another director, someone I get along with and have a good professional rapport with, thank goodness. The director I have been under for almost six years has been an extraordinarily terrific boss, a great mentor, and has been a shining example both professionally and as a leader.
I'm torn - I would really like to let this director know how much I appreciate her guidance and support over the years, but I will still see her/interact with her professionally (each director has to take a week of call at a time, and while on duty we communicate with the one on call). I don't want things to be awkward between us, nor do I want the new director I'll be under to feel slighted or un-favored. Do any of you think it would be inappropriate for me to send (old) director a note saying thanks for her leadership?