2 weeks notice


So big news for me…I’ve put in my 2 weeks notice at my current job! I’ve been here 5 years and I’m going to miss a lot of the fantastic people I work with, but I’m off to greener pastures. I am going to miss elements of my job but I’m really excited about the new frontier!

Having put in notice I feel energized and almost invulnerable. There’s an incredible lightness of being…a weight has been lifted.

I’m not going to get into a rant of negativity about the reasons why I’m leaving, but rather I pose a question to you: what was it like for you when you gave notice? Positive or negative. If you want to give specific reasons why you left (place you left sucked or the new place was better…) go for it.

I just think that these times are momentous and noteworthy as we make our way through life.

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24 thoughts on “2 weeks notice

  1. Giving notice is both exhilarating and frightening, for sure, but I’ve never found it to be anything but positive in the end. Five years is a long time, so I can imagine how difficult it must be to make a big change, but only good things are in front of you. Well done.

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  2. All the best for the new! How exciting! I’ve only given notice once, and that was because the boss was a bully, and I left then and there… walked out… with nothing new to go to…. and have never felt so liberated in my life. The problem always is, when applying for a new job: “Who was your last employer?”!!!

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    • I’m very excited…thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
      I would’ve been scared to death without something lined up. But I am very familiar with having a bully for a boss and so I don’t blame you for walking at all. I suffered through that for little over a year at where I am. Luckily they let him go, but I dreaded going to work every day and battled depression because of it. I’m glad everything worked out for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I sometimes wish I could hit the fast forward button and get right to retirement but I wouldn’t want to miss a single moment I get to spend with my family and my little 10 month old son Colton ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’m still jealous though ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Ten years ago when I gave two weeks notice at the nursing home, I was thrilled. Although I enjoyed the work I did there for fifteen years, I was engaged to be married. I wanted to just write, and my husband persuaded me that we could get by without my income from that job. I would miss residents and staff, but my life was turning a corner.

    Now, my husband is gone. Three months after we were married, he suffered one stroke and then another a year later, both affecting his left side. For six years, I cared for him at home, making frequent trips to the nursing home to drop him off for respite care while I went out of town for writers’ conferences or took a vacation. Last month, we would have been married ten years. Oh well, that’s life.

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    • I am truly sorry that you had to go through that…my deepest condolences. Death is certainly a part of life, but that doesn’t make the pain any more bearable.
      I have to ask…do you think that somehow (kismet?) your being in the nursing home prepared for taking care of him? Many people wouldn’t have been capable of taking something like that on.
      How is life treating you now?

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      • Actually, my job at the nursing home was in the activities department so I still wasn’t that prepared for the tasks associated with caregiving. With my visual impairment, learning these tasks was more challenging, but the occupational therapist who worked with us was patient and believed in us, and I don’t know how we would have managed without her.

        I’m doing okay, although September and October are difficult months. Our wedding anniversary was in September, and he spent October in the nursing home before passing on the 30th. Also, his birthday is the 18th. I still miss him, but life goes on. Thanks for your words.

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  4. Congratulations!!! What will you be doing next? Full time writing I hope! ๐Ÿ™‚ The last time I gave notice was about 3 months ago. It was bitter sweet because I loved where I worked but after moving house while on maternity leave, returning would have meant a horrendous commute. My new job is great, turns out to be just what I needed to re-invigorate my career, location is excellent and the train commute makes it possible to have time to read and write!

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    • I am actually taking a slight step backwards, but I actually think of it as a move forwards. I am currently working as a Training Manager and will be leaving to go back to Production Supervision. I wish I could write fulltime! That would be a dream come true!
      That’s awesome that it is working out so well for you…and you have more time to read and write! I am hoping that with the new job, which will carry a lot less stress, will get me more motivated as well. Sometimes I think all the technical writing that I do makes me less apt to get behind the keyboard for personal writing. Congratulations to you as well on the new job! Leaving is never easy…so many good people we leave behind.

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      • Thanks. Less stress is definitely a move forward! I know what you mean about technical writing, but I still see reports as a chance to practice the craft so I try to be creative and engaging. I think my colleagues appreciate the light entertainment in my emails haha. All the best with the changes to come!

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  5. First, congratulations. Leaving a job is such a hard decision to make, even when you know it’s the right one. I suffered through 3 months of the director of our county libraries asking me to spy on the head librarian in our branch, trying to balance my own ethics with the requests of the boss while not stabbing my co-worker in the back. It was the most difficult position I have ever been put in on any job. When I realized the only person their behavior was hurting was me, I gave notice. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to myself for doing that. To this day (5 years later), I still get elated when I remember making that decision. Because I am not the kind of person who spies on people and the entire thing made me absolutely stick. Stupid women. lol

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    • Good for you! That’s very telling about your character. Many people would’ve done whatever asked a probably without remorse. You’re a good person and I’m glad everything worked out. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I couldn’t have done it either. :/
      You should feel really good about yourself ๐Ÿ˜€

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  6. The last time I gave my notice was twelve years ago. It was the first time I quit a job without it being about anger. It was a great place to work and they treated me like the valued me there. When I told them I was leaving the owner imediately offered me more money. It was hard on him to hear that it just wasn’t about the money. I had just gone past the curve there and wasn’t learning anything new and had already taught the next guy everything he needed to take over. It was just time to move on. The current job didn’t wind up being quite what I expected. What in life ever is though?

    Good luck on your new endeavor.

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    • I’ve gotten where I am for exactly the same reason. I’ll reach a point that I’m not learning anymore and I don’t feel challenged and then I’m looking for the next adventure. I was at my last job for nine years but was able to ascend through three positions then on to where I am now. 5 years here and it’s time. So I completely understand.

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