QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Apr 6 2011, 10:41 PM)
QUOTE(Swell Box @ Apr 6 2011, 04:50 PM)
QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Apr 6 2011, 04:35 PM)
Have just drafted my resignation letter. Not sure whether that belongs in the "Aaaarggh" thread or the "What's made you happy" thread, so am putting it here. I have so many contradictory thoughts running through my head about the whole issue, though I've reluctantly decided it's the best thing to do.
Is this from work, or your organist's post BM?
From work. It's rather sad to be going in this way after 12 years, but the last 6 months have been really tough and the job satisfaction just isn't there any more. It's another 4 1/2 years before I can draw the state pension, but I don't feel I can hang on that long. At least I've made the decision now, and it will give me more time to practise!
Thanks for asking, Swell Box.
Sometimes I think you have to leave a job for your own sanity. We spent too much of our lives at work to just continue in something that is causing us stress, has no job satisfaction, or is just plain boring. I feel lucky that I have always done jobs that I have enjoyed, and I feel sorry for those who have no other option.
There was a time when I worked for a large corporate, and whilst I enjoyed the work itself, the internal politics and constant back biting made me quite ill. I hung in there because I needed the work, I enjoyed what I did, and there was always hope that those who pulled the political strings would retire or be moved on. Then one Thursday afternoon, totally out of the blue I was made redundant in one of Lord Courtaulds regular merciless shake outs (to please the bean counters). The process itself was awful. I wasn't even allowed to collect anything from my desk or say goodbye to anyone (for 'security' reasons), and was frogmarched off site. Despite this I felt a wonderful sense of relief and freedom.
Whatever you do from now on Berkshire Mum, I hope you enjoy it.