You recently heard through the grapevine that the new Franchise Lead was against you working in the team anyway. someone had overheard Nico Murray very irate on the phone discussing his displeasure with you, and this was then shared with you at a lunch event. This was a huge slap in the face for you, and you found it completely disrespectful and even hurtful to be rejected so. You feel that your contributions to the team, track record of great performance, and aptitude for learning new things surely makes you qualified, if not more than qualified, to be in the team. You are not at all interested in remaining the team now after hearing what the FL said, under such conditions you would rather just stay away and find someone else to join the franchise.
Furthermore, you’ve experienced that the FL is very demanding and not a very kind boss. People who have worked for him before also say that it is quite challenging and that he has a drive for excellence.