Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Quit! :D

I turned in my letter (rather, email) of resignation today. Man, do I feel so much happier! I've been pretty gloomy, moody, and irritable lately. I apologize for bringing anyone else down while I've wrestled with being unhappy at work. But next Thursday is my last day. Woohoo!

Okay, so it's also really freakin' scary, since I don't already have a job lined up and Forrest's still unemployed. Scary situation. But I've been increasingly unhappy at work for a year now. My mom and HR both commented that the headache-that-would-not-die could very well be stress-induced. The doctor said it wasn't impossible to be stress-related, though it's hard to prove that causal relationship in any given case. All I can say is that it finally cleared up over the weekend, after I started really believing I was going to quit work. And I do have some savings to pay bills for a while yet...

I feel positively giddy right now. I know it will wear off and the creeping fear of uncertainty will pop up, but right now I'm going with the happy.

Unintentionally funny: I logged in to Microsoft's internal Health & Wellness site to look up some benefit info. The top headline on the site was "Quit for Life Today!" Don't mind if I do! :)

Let's end this post with some links:


John Cowan said...

I'm very glad you've escaped from that place.

That said, the posts you link to make a lot less sense when you are the sole money-earner for a family of four and suffer from a number of very expensive chronic diseases. Being out of a job, voluntarily or involuntarily, without having another job that starts up immediately looks like a very different proposition.

Arthaey Angosii said...

Certainly, things would be very different if I had a family. I wouldn't have had the luxury of quitting "just because" I was unhappy, not without another job lined up, as you say.

I know someone who's similarly unhappy at their job, but because they are the sole breadwinner for their family, they have to stick out an unsatisfying job. I feel sorry for people in that unfortunate situation. :(