Thursday, May 03, 2007

I Did It

After many months of soul searching, I decided to put in my 2-weeks notice at the work the other day. No, I do not have another job to go to, but I have the luxury to do so at this juncture in my life. I hope to eventually go back to work after I find a job I really like to do.

Current management is trying to offer me all these different incentives to get me to stay. One being a monetary incentive, but won't tell me how much unless I decide to stay. That is plain wrong! I have never heard such a thing, but coming from this company doesn't surprise me. In any case, there isn't a reason to stay unless I want to torture myself.

I have lots of plans to keep busy during my time off. Previous to this job, I took almost 2 years off, but that was a little excessive. I hope to start working again November/December timeframe or early next year.

- AV

(Illustration by Uttam Ghosh)

14 comments:

BIG scott said...

Congrats to you, good sir. I wish you the best of luck. As far as management offering you incentives to stay, I hear they do that to cover their 'watch you mouth' until they find a replacement for you. Then, it's out the do' you go (and, if you're like me, you'd rather resign/leave on your own terms than be fired). I am no expert but I worked as a recruiter for a few so, I heard tales like these, for sure.


I wish you the best, my friend, if I can ever be of assistance, don't hesitate to let me know.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thank you Big Scott for your tips.

- AV

BIG scott said...

Any time, AV, just passing on the info. :)

Mrs. Flipphead said...

They can't possibly expect you to accept a "mystery" offer. That's just crazy. Sounds dicey to me. Best of luck!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Mrs. Flipphead, I couldn't believe what I was hearing either from our HR consultant no less. This guy is suppose to be an expert. I think he is too lazy to draft up the document.

- AV

Beth said...

Good luck on finding a new job. My husband isn't to far of there himself. I think he has taken all he can from his jerk of a boss! Oh, and by the way..enjoy the down time while ya can!!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Well, glad you at a point where you can do that! That is nice. No money is worth being unhappy at your job. You spend too much time there. And I'm sorry, but that IS just wrong about the money. A person could not be expected to make a decision on staying with a job based on some "mystery" amount. Stupid.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Beth/Dana/Big Scott/Mrs. Flipphead, Thank you so much for your support! I have been so frustrated with my job, but have been torn of whether to leave or not. Today, I trained my boss and others in my dept. of my duties and most had no idea of what was involved. One gal who is most likely going to replace me kept saying she is refusing to do any of my duties.

Beth said...

There's going to be wishing they would of bent over backwards a little bit to help you out, now that you are leaving. Doesn't sound like the new girl is going to do all that great!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Beth, You're right and it's too late for them now.

Ugly Naked Guy said...

So agree to stay, find out how much the raise is, then quit again if you don't like it. Is there something about that idea that won't work and I am just naive?

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi UNG, Yeah, I could've done that, but then it just ends up being a game. I didn't want to waste my time or theirs.

meleah rebeccah said...

you are sooooo lucky. i am soooo jelaous!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Meleah, Thanks for commenting, but it's not all roses. I'll be missing an income, but I'll have more time.