22 December 2008

Resignation

Today was the big day. I had to come in this morning and give my notice of resignation. Honestly, I was terrified. I had no idea how they would react. Would they freak out and let me go immediately? Would they be kind and understanding? One can never tell.

Also running through my head was thoughts of should I really do this? Is it unwise to quit a decent enough job in this economy? Because once its done, its done.

Strangely enough I got a decent night's sleep last night. Getting ready this morning I felt fine. Driving to work I felt completely normal. I was even fine when I first got here. But when my boss walked in, my stomach immediately knotted up and I felt like throwing up. Quitting a job has never been pleasant, but this is the first career related job I've ever quit. It is a thousand times more important for this to end well.

I gathered my nerves, walked in, asked for a moment and sat down. And then, I teared up. Shocker of all shockers, I was actually sad to give notice! I didn't realize that as crazy and frustrating as this place has been, I've also enjoyed my time here. But that always happens to me, I never realize how great something is until I don't have it anymore.

Feeling intensely awkward for showing emotion, I swallowed hard and gave her the letter. Before she opened it, I told her why I was there. She was surprisingly kind and respectful. She told me she was very sorry to see me go, that I was doing such a good job, and that she was certain things would work out for me in the future. I was completely surprised at how quick and easy it went.

But I'm not done. I have to tell the president of our company and she can be a bit more on the emotional side. I'm afraid she'll take it personally and it might not go as smoothly. To say i'm NERVOUS is putting it mildly!

Say a prayer and cross your fingers for me that things will go fine!

7 comments:

Whitney said...

I hope everything went well! Everything will work out for the best either way!

Carolyn said...

I'm sure things will go great with the other. It is always surprising how supportive people can be. especially when you're not expecting it!

Anonymous said...

It's never easy quitting a job whether you like the job or not. You know you are counted on in one way or another and that your position is needed. As much as you feel stupid for showing emotion, I think it shows a lot about the person you are and the concern you have for your employer and the inconvenience your quitting will cause them. A girl just quit one of my jobs with a 30 min notice before we closed, that she won't be in the next day. I'm sure you're employer will appreciate your honestly and concern. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it'll be fine...I know how you feel though. Not wanting to give my notice has been reason enough for me to stay at a crappy job in the past lol.

Anna said...

I hope everything goes well!

susan said...

Sorry that you have to go through that twice, but I am sure it will be fine - and congrats on taking the big step!

Tiff said...

I'm sure it will work out for you girl!