Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Resigning with flair

I guess anyone who has resigned from a job has mentally positioned themselves the night before on how it will happen and what type of emotion they will let leak out. If you are leaving a position for your best interests, you don't want to appear too happy yet you don't want to look like you are attending your best friend's funeral. I mean.....you don't want to burn any bridges so skipping out of your boss' office might be a bit carefree. After all.......you didn't win the lottery......you still have to work for a living. Leave the skipping for the big Powerball win.

Tomorrow, I will turn in my resignation to a company where I have worked for over 18 years. It kinda feels like a marriage after all this time. In this case, this is a separation that needs to happen for me. I have lost confidence in the executives leading "the cause" and I have waited around much to long for my next promotion. I am not a slacker by any means and I am packing up my toys (aka. experience) and moving on to another playground - one that is a bit smaller and less crowded.

After 18 years.....you get to know a lot of people and you have a groove that you settle into. There are people who I will miss and there will be people who I would much rather forget. In the same regard I am sure there are some who will feel the same about me. Either way, I am making a move at a time in my life where it feels absolutely right. It's now or never - Eat or be eaten. Those who know me well know that I always enjoy a good meal.

So tonight it is about formulating my thoughts and measuring my words so I that can leave this company respectfully. I am closing this chapter in the book of my life. No hard feelings.......it's just not working for me anymore.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is simply lay down the pen and walk away...........

6 comments:

lynt said...

you go grrrl... just try not to skip. really. and text me from the elevator.

and... the word verification is almost drunk (drnsk)

Wendy said...

Wow... Good for you!

I have the highest confidence that you will part with grace and dignity and will wait to do any skipping until you are out of the elevator!
Congrats Rita!

CJ said...

Congratulations on making the move! It's not easy to make a change like that after 18 years. I'm looking forward to reading about the going away bash!

Sue said...

Congrats as you make this shift within your life journey! Always refreshing to close one chapter and start another ~ nothing but the best wiches for you! D and I are off tomorrow on our week-long vacation in San Francisco....we will toast to your new adventure!

Hahn at Home said...

It can be a little weird, but when it's necessary because you are so sick of them you can't let one more day pass, it beats getting fired.

Wait to skip until you hit the parking lot.

Rita said...

It all went fairly well yesterday. I say "fairly" because I had to endure a last ditch effort from my Director to try and make me stay. She even suggested that she would boot my current manager out of the way and give me the job!

Hmmmm....where were these job possibilities 7 months ago when I had a sit down conversation with her about my search for new opportunities? She was understanding of my new job search then......amazing!