It’s been about 2 -3 weeks ago since I told my employer that I will be leaving.
It’s not the first time I have done something like that.
But no matter how much hated or liked my job, I have always been very nervous to break the news.
The only good thing was that after that conversation I’d feeling enormous relieve and weight falling off my shoulders.
And then, the “fun” part comes: the reaction of others.
Some have been very supportive and told I am brave for taking such a step.
Here is a short background story of why I am leaving:
I started this job about a year ago and I really do like it.
The manager is a nice person and most my colleagues are really not that bad.
What bothers me the most is the traveling.
Not only my contract demands a 50% travel abroad, but the distance from home to work requires me a 1.5 hour drive.
There are many other personal and anxiety reasons why I don’t think I will ever be happy in my current country, but my colleagues don’t need to know about that.
Both Jasper and I have found a job in Denmark we like, in the same city.
Or maybe, just maybe, we knew exactly what we wanted and worked to towards that 😉
In this blog I would like to discuss the most remarkable reactions.
Some were to my face, others were behind my back.
“I always knew you would be leaving soon”
You did? Wow.
I didn’t even know.
I mean, of course there was a wish.
But what people don’t is that it took me 250 applications and 4 months to be finally accepted for one job.
Not to mention the endless personality and aptitude tests where I had to defend myself.
It’s funny how people seem to know more about you than yourself.
“She is leaving because of that one colleague she didn’t get along with”
Yes. I am leaving my entire life behind because I don’t get along with one person.
Are you kidding me?
“She never liked her job”
No, on the contrary, people never liked my job.
I have discussed this before in my blog How showing “weakness” brought me closer to my goal.
I am dealing with documentation and most people, especially not my target group, likes to read.
But me, I couldn’t be possible more motivated for this job. I just happen to like this kind of stuff.
“You knew there was going to be a lot of traveling, you knew what you signed for!”
What they really want to say is “STOP COMPLAINING”.
But I never have. I stopped just in time before I could complain and become completely overworked.
And of course I knew what I signed for, but that all about the “experimenting in life” process. Now at least I know.
What are your experiences after you have told you’re leaving your job?