As I walked out, I felt disappointment. The system that I thought believed in me as I so naively believed in it many years ago disappointed me. I thought that after so long with the company my managers would see me off with congratulations and well wishes. I was sorry when that was not the case.
My departure was anticlimactic. Since it was a holiday weekend many people were already gone. I picked up my belongings (sorry, no trophy) and walked out the door. Before I reached the elevator Miss Manager came to say good-bye and disappeared quick. That was it. No “good luck”, no “It’s been nice knowing you”. Nothing.
I can’t say I’m surprised by that, although I am disappointed. I’m disappointed too that neither of her two managers had so much as 2 words to say to me since I put my notice in a few weeks ago. These are people I reported to for several years.
So people want to know how great it feels to finally put that place behind me. Did I boogie on out? Did I party till the sun came up? No.
Although I left with no regrets, I did leave with a hefty amount of anger, hurt and resentment. I know in time I’ll put it all behind me, but yesterday… well, it wasn’t what I expected.
When I got home I was so exhausted I slept for a few hours; it was the end of a very, very, VERY long day.
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You've stopped being " susceptible to the negative influences of other people"- or SNIOP. You've chosen your own path, & from those who've diminished & minimized your worth for so long, you'll find- silence!! They are now in your rearview mirror- so I say, good riddance!!
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