Saturday, January 30, 2010

I meant to say this yesterday

So, if you follow me on Twitter, you already know. 

For those who don't, I will cut to the chase.  I got a new job.  I'm changing careers.  I'm starting anew.

For those who have followed me since I began my blogging journey, you caught me at a time where I wasn't in love with working in retail.  You have followed that progression through the years until now.  I have written about customers of retail, employees of retail, and if you knew where to look, you will also know that this blog has bitten me in the ass.  I'm glad to say that it is all over now. 

Yesterday, I wrote a 2 line letter to my managers.  This is my official resignation of my posistion at [employer redacted].  My last day of work will be February 13, 2010. 

To say it felt strange to resign from a position I really loved would mean I was saying that writing with my feet is neat and legible. 

It was weird.  My assistant manager was shocked.  My colleague who was there was shocked.  Everyone was shocked.

I was the leader of the pack to some.  I was a niusance to some.  In the end, I'm glad to say I got along well with everyone. 

At the end of the day, I sat down with my manager.  I could see that she was trying to hold herself together.  She as where I was going.  Its a question that she allowed to ask, due to the non-compete clause I signed.  I told her. 

She said she was really happy for me.  She also said, that she appreciated my two week notice, I am only required to work through Sunday the 31st.  I would be compensated my unused vacation time.  She said it would give me time to spend with my family and get my head in my new role.  I could see the tears shrink wrapped to her eyes on my way out. 

To say that I appreciate it would be a severe understatement.  Its like saying that Tone Loc WASN'T a musical genius.  I mean does it get any better than funky cole medina or wild thang?  You're singing it now, I can hear ya.

So as I have stated before, this year is my year of change.  My changes happen because I am making moves to make them happen.  No longer will I sit idle and allow others to shape my career.  I will shape my career. 

Here is to saying good-bye to all I have worked with.  We will stay in touch. 

Here is to new beginnings. 

Slainte

*this blog was composed and posted on my Droid® so excuse any blaring spelling errors, I couldn't find my spell check.

10 comments:

Joe Harvey said...

Congrats, and welcome to driver's seat!

tangobaby said...

Congratulations, Adam! I'm so happy for you. I know whatever you do next will be worthy of your talents and brains.

Vodka Logic said...

Good for taking a chance. You deserve to be happy and successful. Enjoy your time off.

Kelly Muys Wood said...

Congratulations! Good for you.

Kelly

Will Burke said...

Dude, I am so jealous! Congrats!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

good luck with your new endeavor

and btw i added a new section to my blog

best of c-town and added you

any other cleveland bloggers i could add to it? don't know that many

rxBambi said...

good luck!

Brahm said...

Woo hoo, congratulations - a brave move that many of us envy. You have balls (in a good way)!!!!

Jenny DB said...

Good for you!

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