It really is pretty simple, and all of us do it when we think of moving from one job for another. That includes family discussions where relevant, options of staying, and weighing up any counter offers, and of course, commiting to the process once engaged with another employer.
I will not call this guy names, but he clearly did not go about this in the right way. No excuses. But I really do want to see him fail. Safe in the knowledge that he will not slide into poverty and cause his family any suffering.
And who knows, maybe he will learn from it, one way or another.
Onwards and upwards, Indianapolis.