Monday, September 7, 2009

It finally happened!

This morning I gave in my notice. I practiced and imagined the scenario possibly a million times plus and as always it was completely different from what I thought. I feel sooo relieved now and happy but also a bit sad!

I've worked for this company 10 years and have to admit that I had a very good boss, the pay's good and generally speaking I was happy working here. At the same time, I felt the need for a change for quite sometime and never took it up. Than with the birth of my son, I thought that like many other mothers, I will go back normally to work after maternity.

These past 2 months have been fine since hubby took over as caregiver. But, next month he has to return back to work and our little puppy has to be split 3 days a week at my mother in law and 2 days a week at my aunt. We have been doing kinda trial runs so they get used to Gregory and he to them and things have been going really smooth, but, I feel that its me and Dave who should do the upbringing and no one else and so the decision was taken for me to stop working. Giving in my notice was very hard, as I already said 10 years is not exactly a short time and my boss was always accommodating in any requests. So after working myself into a state of utter nervousness, the opportunity arose and told him. He was obviously shocked and I felt so bad I started to cry....however, he's been understanding, accepted my notice with good grace (not without trying first to get me to change minds or go part time etc) and so officially my last working day is 7th November....can't wait!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Mel! Work is important but the family is more and since you were not comfortable and it shows that you prefer to be with your cute little son, i admire your courage and decision. :)) Well done & Good luck xxx Audrey

Yaya said...

Good job! That must have been so hard. I'm proud of you!

Helen McGinn said...

Thank you for stopping by. I think a country swap for lunch would be perfect... ;O)

Good for you, that is wonderful especially if it makes you feel great! The very best of luck and enjoy.
xx

Sassy Chica said...

Congrats on your resignation!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

Good for you my friend!! So hard to give up that part of ourselves. I grieved when I gave my notice, I worked for 14 years when I started to stay at home. Now I still work, just not outside of the home. Way to go mama!! xoxo

Karie

Monday, September 7, 2009

It finally happened!

This morning I gave in my notice. I practiced and imagined the scenario possibly a million times plus and as always it was completely different from what I thought. I feel sooo relieved now and happy but also a bit sad!

I've worked for this company 10 years and have to admit that I had a very good boss, the pay's good and generally speaking I was happy working here. At the same time, I felt the need for a change for quite sometime and never took it up. Than with the birth of my son, I thought that like many other mothers, I will go back normally to work after maternity.

These past 2 months have been fine since hubby took over as caregiver. But, next month he has to return back to work and our little puppy has to be split 3 days a week at my mother in law and 2 days a week at my aunt. We have been doing kinda trial runs so they get used to Gregory and he to them and things have been going really smooth, but, I feel that its me and Dave who should do the upbringing and no one else and so the decision was taken for me to stop working. Giving in my notice was very hard, as I already said 10 years is not exactly a short time and my boss was always accommodating in any requests. So after working myself into a state of utter nervousness, the opportunity arose and told him. He was obviously shocked and I felt so bad I started to cry....however, he's been understanding, accepted my notice with good grace (not without trying first to get me to change minds or go part time etc) and so officially my last working day is 7th November....can't wait!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Mel! Work is important but the family is more and since you were not comfortable and it shows that you prefer to be with your cute little son, i admire your courage and decision. :)) Well done & Good luck xxx Audrey

Yaya said...

Good job! That must have been so hard. I'm proud of you!

Helen McGinn said...

Thank you for stopping by. I think a country swap for lunch would be perfect... ;O)

Good for you, that is wonderful especially if it makes you feel great! The very best of luck and enjoy.
xx

Sassy Chica said...

Congrats on your resignation!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Mrs. Fish aka Two Fish said...

Good for you my friend!! So hard to give up that part of ourselves. I grieved when I gave my notice, I worked for 14 years when I started to stay at home. Now I still work, just not outside of the home. Way to go mama!! xoxo

Karie