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.

3 comments:

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.