sort of. The short version: I was in a bad situation with a career going nowhere and recently divorced. I was looking at a house to buy and settled on two possible - - - or changing my location altogether. Got a job offer 2500 miles away. Asked my boss why I wasnʻt promoted to the job I was trained for. His reply: " We thought you would get married again and leave and we wanted someone permanent". Three weeks later I was 2500 miles away with my two kids and an entirely new career that was the best move I think I ever made.
postnote: They tried three men before they found one that was "permanent" and three women before they replaced me!