Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Re-Sign or Resign?
Monday turned into a heartbreaker after I handed in my letter of resignation. I knew my supervisor would be surprised or disappointed and I just couldn't figure out how to do it. Or When? I analyzed it, set up multiple scenarios, thought about what he would say, how I would respond. Thought about it so much that I began reading about it on the web. I actually Googled 'resignation.' One site talked about tone, interpretation, legal issues, and even said, "Make sure you've discreetly prepared to leave. You may be escorted off the premises shortly after you give notice." Yes, I thought that was a bit ridiculous too, but I'm sure that it does happen, and it may have even happened at my company. Then I thought about my supervisor again, the discussions we've had in the past, and the respect I have for him as a passionate and understanding person, and my confidence instantly returned. My reasons are truthful, I'm proud of what I've accomplished, what I've learned from the corporate world, and all the details in between. From projector setups on the 30th floor to buffet dining on 3 to the Saturday at the office following the layoffs last year, it's been an eccentric endeavor. I have nothing to fear and am ready to take on the next challenge. So when it's your time to Re-Sign or in my case, resign, follow your heart and stay motivated.