Here's my situation. I personally hate long stories of work drama but I'm finding myself in one. I have a dental office of myself and 10 staff members. One of my hygienists approached me late last winter and told me that she was looking to move across state to be nearer friends and fresh adventure, but she wasn't sure of when--she hoped to move by late summer, early fall and she would give adequate notice to find a replacement. Fair enough, people have a right to move and work where they please. She's been an above average performer for my office for 6 years now. Very much a high C, Gil Grissom type--not much into team, very introverted but very competant. Spring forward to now--I ask for a status update and she tells me Wow, the job market is tight (no kidding!) and she's really unsure of when it might occur because she has no current leads on a job in the new location. The problem? She's still performing her technical work at an acceptable level but in her words she's "checked out". She's not being a "teammate" much any more. Not participating in team meetings, not being a part of the group. I have the rest of the staff now questioning me about her--is she leaving, when is she leaving, what's up with her. Obviously this can't continue--morale is suffering and I need to do something. So the question I have for those much better at managing things like this is--What? What is my next best action? Thanks to anyone giving their thoughts.