Change is in the air


I went and done it.  I accepted a new job.  Forty-hour weeks and a higher rate of pay.

I haven’t worked forty hours a week at a job outside of the house with any regularity in… over 5 years.

I am a little anxious.  The job I took is as an Administrative Assistant in the Human Services field; it will include a lot of work.  According to my group interview, there is never a dull moment – they ALWAYS have something to do.  I’m a bit freaked at the idea that I will actually have things to accomplish.  Responsibilities outside of “being a warm body to answer the phones”.

My interview actually involved a lot of laughing.  I’m horrible about pretension… I don’t get how people can come up with bullshit answers.  Any questions they asked me, I answered honestly.  Yes, some shitty stuff goes down in the workplace.  Ultimately is that why I’m leaving my current/last job?  No.  I’m leaving because of lack of hours and the piling up of multiple “little things”.

I choose to believe that I’m making the right move.  These people are excited about me.

Today, I submit my letter of resignation.  That is going to feel really weird.  I am only scheduled to work five days between today and June 7th, my official (according to the letter) last day.

I have a feeling that the boss and his wife will be incredibly upset.  I think she will cry.

Since I’m actually writing this Wednesday night… I need to rehearse my game plan for tomorrow.  What are my reasons?  Why now?  If they offer me more money or try to get me to stay on board… what will I say?  I must prepare.

And maybe take an Ativan or two.

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Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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16 Responses to Change is in the air

  1. Congrats on your new chapter. It’s always so hard for us Pisces to turn the page….you know we hate seeing anyone hurt, but you are doing what is right for you at this time. Best of luck : )

  2. Well done on the new job, and lets hope there is not too much drama involved in leaving your current position

  3. smoothalx says:

    Congratulations for your new job! Leaving a job feels pretty weird but it is a necessary step for the best. It is about you anyway.

  4. sassycoupleok says:

    Congrats on the new job. Never worry about what and who you leave behind. Life is about bettering yourself and being happy. If the new job doesn’t fill the bill keep looking. You have to like what you’re doing, happiness is key.

  5. Amanda says:

    Congrats on the new job!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations! I hope your current bosses don’t cry. That sounds really awkward.

    • Thank you, Stephanie and… yeah. They STILL haven’t come in yet. UGH! I want to treat it like a band-aid and just get it OVER with!

      • Stephanie says:

        So how did it go?

        • Mr. Boss didn’t come in until yesterday morning, late. But things went better than expected, though as soon as his truck pulled in I felt the rush of adrenaline hit my legs and I wanted to run out the backdoor. I pushed my way past the panic, got the earful about how much they don’t want me to leave, understand, but aren’t happy about it. The congratulations on the new job, and then had to talk to Mrs. Boss about it too over the phone. It dragged out longer than needed.

          Then I started to search for my replacement.

  7. aging cowgirl says:

    Congrats on the new position and your current bosses know they can’t offer you the hours so they will congratulate you and wish you the best. You’ll be thrilled with the new adventure cause that’s how you roll!!

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