Adieu, Mes Amis

I quit my job today.

Yup, the job I’ve had for almost 9 years.

The job I got right out of high school.

The company that’s promoted me regularly ever since I started there.

And why, you ask?

Well….

For one thing, I’ve found a new challenge. And it’s also more money, more responsibility, and a better match to my interests.

I don’t officially start the new job for 2 weeks, but I’m working there in the evenings and at home for the time being… you know… in my “spare” time.

I have about 5 years of stuff to learn in just a few short weeks. I know I can handle it, and I’m excited to be doing something new, especially when it takes away some of the financial pressures I’ve had of late.

And how did the resignation go? Well, it was tough. Probably the anticipation was worse than the actual experience. You see, I’ve had the same boss since I started there, and he’s become more than just a boss or a role model, but has become a friend. I knew the hardest part of leaving was going to be telling him I’d decided to go. Of course, he reacted by telling me that he’s always wanted what’s best for me. That helped. And it’s especially nice because I know he means it. And I’m also sure we’ll continue to be friends, and he’ll continue to kick my hiney on the golf course for years to come.

My employees were a mixed bag. There were some tears, and there were some cheers. I’ve said before, there were some people that never gave me a chance when I became their boss. They’d been there a long time, and no punk kid was going to tell them what to do. But for the most part, they’re good people.

I won’t lie… there are some people I’m thrilled to be leaving behind. Oddly, they’re mostly people that didn’t work for me or with me… they were the ones that treated me like crap because I got a job they wanted, or that they didn’t think I deserved, or because they felt threatened, or because I was male, or just because they had nothing better to do. There aren’t many of them, but the few of them caused enough problems it seemed like there were tons of them sometimes. I could name names or tell you some of the things they did behind my back that they don’t think I know about, but that’s not the kind of person I am. At least not until I stop taking my meds…

So it’s with mixed emotions I turn the page to a new chapter in my life. I am leaving on good terms, with mainly good memories from my current company. I haven’t stayed so long that the things that annoy me have become my focus. Now I embark on a journey to the undiscovered country, a journey of using as many stupid cliche’s in one paragraph as I can come up with, where hopefully I will find what I’m looking for.

I don’t know what that is, but I’m sure I’ll know it when I see it.

  22 comments for “Adieu, Mes Amis

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Incredipete, don’t ask stupid and/or hard questions. Thanks.

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: your incredibly adorable little sister i’m so proud, Incredipetey.

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Obviously, I count myself in that category…

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andy Pathetic? Um. maybe. I troll around mostly because my job has these huge, boring streaches and then BAM! Work like an crazy man to get things done in record time. So D-land is fun past time. It also satisfies my voyeristic appetite, and helps me with my woefuly poor writing skills…

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete How do you define “successful”? Our lives are so pathetic that we spend vast amounts of time tinkering on the Internet talking to complete strangers?

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy Now that there is one scary thought…

  7. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I’ll be a bit more excited in two years when I have my MBA, too. Maybe we can start our own company after that…

  8. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Congrats on the new position kid! I’ve been kind of keeping it on the QT, but I was offered a new job my ownself. I’m slated to start on Monday. I haven’t made a big deal about it, because I feel like I’m only doing it because:

  9. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete As Cartman says “I am in charge, and you will respect my authoritie.”

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andy That’s great Incredipete. You know, as the director, it’s important to establish your authority as soon as possible.

  11. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: mental Well good luck mr. fancypants

  12. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Officially, the title is “Director of Operations.” I will be managing all aspects of operations for the new company. It involves a ton of things, from hiring to project management, process design, etc. My old job was in manufacturing operations, the new job is in a service industry, so it will be a whole new ball of wax.

  13. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andy Congrats Incredipete. I hoep the new job works out better than you imagine. Incredipete what field is the job in? what will you be doing?Is there anything about the job that you feel comfortable talking about? Once again, congratulations.

  14. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy It’s official! Incredipete is a beast. So many of the hype ass D-land peeps are movin’ on up with the new and exciting J-O-B’s. Congratulations to you Incredipeter Rabbit. The world is your oyster and all that jazz. I am happy for you.

  15. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kamasue Damn it. I’m going to miss you. Congrats!

  16. Wen
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wen Congrats on taking a new job! I know just how hard it is to tell the one person who has mentored and believed in you that you are leaving them. I had to do it when I moved to LA. I was absolutely SICK about it, but my old boss was wonderful and kind too. Good bosses are like that- they don’t want to see you go, but they want you to grow too.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: gracy Ha Ha Teets

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets grrrr. ok…1st and 3rd.

  19. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Gracy Hey Suzy

  20. The
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: The Teets of firstness. First! and second… I think

  21. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Gracy Good luck Incredipete. I know you will do fine.

  22. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets Congrats on the new job, Incredipete! I hope you love it. What kind of work will you be doing? Business management in a new kind of business? I’m happy for you. I’m so relieved to know the big news. Whew. I was curious. 🙂

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