So a few weeks back I posted about a my ex-employer who was incredibly suffocating, demeaning, and disrespectful to me and many of my colleagues. He has little respect for anyone else's ideas and only listens to his. Many times he's veto'd our ideas and months later realized that he made a mistake. Of course he would never admit that he was wrong, but would blame us for not "sticking to our guns" when everything we do needs to be approved by him. How that makes sense is beyond me. My last day was a week ago and a few days ago I heard he was telling the team that the reason I left was because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life. I let it slide, whatever. But now, I hear (from a good friend in the office who is a bit of a loner so I know he isn't gossiping with others) that he's been trying to tarnish my reputation by talking about me as a professional. In my opinion, if I WAS SO BAD then why didn't he just fire me? Why did I quit and he was "stunned and surprised". What would you do in this situation? Would you confront him politely without anger and just say please do not talk about me or lie about me as a professional? When everyone in that office is late, I was ALWAYS there early. I never took holidays. I took short lunches. I am not going to let this egotistical CEO ruin the possibilities of other projects in the future.