01 May, 2007

Going, Going, Gone...

I'll be submitting my resignation tomorrow morning.

It will be easy because:
1) I hate my job;
2) I don't want to do it anymore;
3) It will arrest my downward spiral;
4) Long Service Leave entitlements add up to about four and a half months;
5) I'm looking forward to being at home for a while and fixing up a few things.

It will be hard because:
1) I'm turning my back on a career of c.25 years;
2) I don't know what lies ahead of me;
3) It's a great place to work notwithstanding my disaffection with my particular line of work;
4) People there have been wonderful to me and I'll be disappointing them;
5) Whatever job I get next is bound to be on much lower pay.

I'll continue until June to see a few ongoing tasks off, tie up all the loose ends I possibly can and try to leave things in good order for my replacement.

So it goes.


Andrew said...

Big step. Good luck.

Legal Eagle said...

If your job is poisoning your life (even if the people you work with are nice) it's definitely time to leave.

I resigned from my law firm job last year, and although I miss the people, I certainly don't miss the work, and I'm a hell of a lot happier. Okay, I'm a bit poorer too, but I reckon it's worth it.

Good luck.

Lad Litter said...

Andrew: Thanks. Yeah, it would have been a big step if I'd had the courage to follow through with it. See future posts for outcomes.
LE: I'll have to stick around and work my way through the bad times. The idea of a pay cut was just too daunting.