Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The End Of An Era

Today is my last day at my old job.  And it's really weird.  This isn't like my last day at any other job.  My previous jobs have all had so many bad qualities that I was just itching to leave.  All of my jobs before this either had bad coworkers, poor compensation, idiotic managers, boring duties, or all of the above.  But I genuinely liked my job here.  I didn't have any big problems with anybody I worked with, I was good at what I did, I was allowed to wear headphones while I worked, and they sponsored a lot of fun activities to participate in.  So I'm truly going to miss working here.  And that's a brand new feeling for me.  I'm so used to hating the jobs I leave, that I'm kinda sad now.  And since I'm getting laid off, it's not like it's a personal thing.  I wasn't fired, I didn't quit to do something else (okay, technically I did, but they were laying me off tomorrow anyway).  So it's not even like I can be mad a particular person or event and say that's why I have to leave.

I think tomorrow is when the nervousness of the new job will set in.  I have all these questions that I couldn't ask in the interview. ("Are you guys nice? How many microwaves do you have? Would you consider the majority of the group to be 'dog people' or 'cat people'? Are you cool with me blogging every morning at my desk for about an hour?") So I've got that feeling creeping in too.

So today's a weird day.  I'm not really sure if I can pinpoint how I feel.  But I will say that I don't know how the blogging will be for the next few weeks.  I may not have time to squeeze in a post everyday.  I'll certainly try, but I can't just start doing that the first day on the job at the new company.  And I have a five-day weekend ahead of me.  I'd be surprised if I even remember I have a blog during that time.


Jeska said...

Enjoy your 5-day weekend.
It's almost a whole week of weekend!

AFWingMom said...

There's nothing like the first day on your job to set the tone. Let them know how you roll and blog away! Seriously - good luck and I hope it goes well.