I don’t often give many details about my job on here, for two reasons:
1. it’s probably boring to read about
2. people get fired for things they write about work on their blogs
But today is going to be an exception, although I’m making the post neighborhood only.
I’ve been at my current company for 3 years. It was a rough start (had a boss that wouldn’t assign me any work, and I was bored out of my mind for about 4 months), but soon got better. I made many good friends, got a new boss who was AMAZING, and succeeded there in many ways, for several years. It was also my first job out of college, and my first job in New York.
Last November, things started getting sucky. I still won’t get into too many details, but the cause was really bad decisions and management from two people in charge of my department. Then, it got even worse in February when they laid off my wonderful boss. The last 3 weeks have been especially miserable.
I started updating my resume as soon as they laid off my boss, but then decided to stick it out a little bit to see if it got better. It didn’t.
So two weeks ago I started looking for a new job again. It was stressful. But a great offer came just over a week into the hunt, with a company I think I’ll be really happy with. I said yes to the offer.
I let my current company know on Thursday, and my last day is May 6. Normally my work sends people home and doesn’t let them stay two weeks. My new boss had to fight the VP to let me stay and help transition, since I’m working on so many big projects. I definitely wouldn’t have minded two weeks off, paid, but I am kind of glad to have a proper ending to this job. I’ve been there for a long time and have many close friends. My closest friends, the girls on my team, are planning a big goodbye happy hour for me on Cinco de Mayo, the night before my last day.
I’m excited for my new job – excited that I had the courage to say Yes and make a big change in my life. I’m also fairly scared. It’s a big change. I’m really comfortable in my current position, despite being miserable. But I’m confident that it will be a good change, and a really good experience for me.
On the day I put in my notice, my mom sent me a quote from the Declaration of Independence that I love, and I was amazed at how fitting it was for my situation. :)
“Mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by altering the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them to under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.”
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