Monday October 18, 2004
i'm free to do what i want any old time
Well I did it. I resigned! *giggles*
It was all very routine. I wrote a few lines on a piece of paper, printed it, signed it, and gave it to my boss with a smile. Who knew it could be so easy? Who knew it would feel so surreal.
A few people who know how I've been feeling were asking me if I felt better, if a weight had been lifted from my shoulders as soon as I gave away that fateful piece of paper.
And the answer is no... not exactly. Cos that weight actually lifted on Friday, as soon as I realised I had options. Once that was confirmed, I knew I didn't have any more excuses to stay. No wonder my heart was singing :D. Now I'm so happy it's taking requests.
Oh yeah, I forgot to say what I'm actually going to do. I made the conscious decision to go temping/contracting for a while, so I can finally get some private sector experience after 5 years of Goverment whoring. I desperately want to work in PR/Media/Marketing in either an agency or a big corporate, but there was no way they were going to look at me with only gov experience under my belt. So off I go, on to new adventures.
Oh, and the girls at work did suck :D. Icing on the cake really.
Side note: that happiness better come with Long Lasting 48 Hour Relief. Tomorrow is B-is-for-braces-Day, and I'm going to need every ounce of good humour to stop me from acting the wounded bear tomorrow night. Someone save my longsuffering!husband, please?!
posted by goldie
@ 11:43 PM on 10.18.04
What an amazing statement of your power over your life. I'm sending you good wishes from this corner of the world!
Woo hoo!! I'm so happy for you! The few times I've resigned because I was unhappy and wanted to move onto something else, it was like the cool morning breeze swept through and brightened up everything in my life. The first few steps were the hardest but after that it was easy sailing.
It's so funny that you would say you want to go into PR/advertising/etc., there's an advert on TV here that has a girl who CONSTANTLY reminds me of you, talking about how you can get a job in a creative field... I call it the Goldie commercial!
Congrats again, I'm very excited for you!!
From what I hear, quitting your job is the best feeling in the world.
Quitting rules. Take it from me - I've quit 2 jobs already this year. Thinking about making it 3, too. Why not?
I'm so proud of you, Golders. Leaving the govies and joining the world of the corporate fatcats is a life affirming experience. You've not lived until you've witnessed first hand the lunacy of the corporation. Just remember to have fun with it, love!
Yay for you, Goldie! Good luck!!
Nothing quite like leaving on your own terms.
Awesome - Congrats! I hope you're enjoying it & I'll be thinking of you tomorrow when you get your braces. I need them but I don't want to go through the whole procedure...
Lots of luck to you on your new career journey. Oh and be sure to have some hard liquor handy for when you get home from getting your braces on!
Good for YOU, Goldie!!
Best of luck with the career change and the braces, I've only just returned from the dentist myself...
Trust me when I say I know that feeling. Quitting after 12 years was the most awsomest (is that a word) feeling I've ever had in my entire life. I do get bored from time to time but hey, I do what I want when I want. I have less money but LESS stress and that is much more important to me.
Hooray! Good for you :) It's very empowering, isn't it? You can do whatever you want to now!
YAY! Thanks so much everyone :) :) :). And Rose, I want to see that commercial now!!! Maybe it's a sign *grin*.
Either way, I know the universe has some interesting things in store for me. I can hardly wait to find out!
I, for one, am disappointed with you, Goldie. Quitting is for quitters. Being happy is not important. You must do as your government tells you. Otherwise, Saddam will go nucular on you.
I'm George Bush, and I approved this message.
I wish you all the best. I never quite had the guts to resign from the govt but re-deployed myself in a dept restructure in 1995. It was the best thing I ever did and led me to a career I love.
I'm so happy to see you back, to see that you've lost the job (wish i could lose mine!)
I just read the explanation posts and I"m sending out some big hugs from Canada.
Congratulations!!! I hope you enjoy your time temping and getting a foot into the private sector!