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Old 09-01-2004, 23:51   #1 (permalink)
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A change for the better? I hope so...

Have you ever had one of those moments when you know what you decide right now is going to change the rest of your life?

I had one last night, and today I resigned from my job to take up the offer I got last week from a guy I worked for many years ago.

This is either going to be the best thing Ive ever done or the biggest mistake of my life, and the scary thing is I really dont know which. All I do know is that if I hadnt taken the chance, Id kick myself from here to eternity, so now Im gambling my very livelihood on my ability to trust my instincts and taking the plunge into the wide unknown.

I wrote my resignation letter last night, and it burned a hole in my pocket all day until I could build up the courage to actually go in and give it to the owners of the business I work for at 3:30 this afternoon. I dont think Ive ever done anything harder in my life that walk into that office and say I quit to two very serious men not knowing what their reactions would be and if Id be out on my arse in the next five minutes or if theyd wish me all the best and say were sorry to see you go.

As it turns out and much to my relief it was the latter, and it seems were all mature adults and my fears were misplaced and without merit. But let me tell you, not knowing which way it would go made it a very stressful meeting for a few seconds there, and its not something I could do with any regularity.

To say I have shocked my colleagues is something of an understatement, and it is surprisingly gratifying to see how many have come up to me in the last hour and expressed sadness on hearing of my decision to leave. In todays climate employers rarely go out of their way to make you feel wanted or welcome and its nice to know you will be missed when you move on.

So now comes the hard part serving out the notice and still trying to give 100% when all the while I want to be gone and starting this new endeavour to see where it leads me. October 1st cant come soon enough now and not because its the Friday before the long weekend in NSW.

I dont really know what the point of this post is to tell you the truth, but I feel like a great weight has lifted off my shoulders with this decision and wanted to express my thoughts to everyone else on here while they are still fresh in my head.

Sorry to have rambled on, I think Ill pack up and go home now; then get roaring drunk!


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Old 09-02-2004, 00:04   #2 (permalink)
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good luck Casper..I hope it works out the way you want it to. i admire your courage to take such a step.
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good luck jason, all the best and hopefully it works out well for you
its good to have a change every now and then and its that you took it up and didnt back down cause yeah, later on you would have kicked yourself for the opportunity, but at least if it doesnt work out or its not what you want, you can sit back and think at least you had a go and gave it your best and it is an experience you would have never had if you knocked it back, so have fun and enjoy your new job :)
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Old 09-02-2004, 00:19   #4 (permalink)
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Have you ever had one of those moments when you know what you decide right now is going to change the rest of your life?
yep, but it only lasts for 5 minutes..



Hope everything works out for ya!
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Old 09-02-2004, 00:24   #5 (permalink)
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I am sure you made the right decission Jason, sometimes we are in a situation, that's a good situation to be in, but we need to move on and grow in new areas, and I am sure that you will be successful if you stay focussed and keep what you ultimately want in perspective, and work on the steps that take you there. Sorry i can't be more specific, but i think what you did is admirable.
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Good luck Jason... Hope it works out for you
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good luck with what it is you are taking up

so what are you taking up now ?

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Good luck, im glad ur employers where mature about the whole thing!
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so whats your new big adventure??
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it sounds like your journey is taking you somewhere interesting. as long as you give it your best shot you cant lose. im not going to wish you good luck because people who work hard dont need it.
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