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Leaving a Great Job Behind

Today was a big day. I finally decided I needed to stop putting it off and tell my boss (she will likely hate that I called her “my boss”) the news. For no apparent reason, other than my propensity to create anxiety for myself, this caused me to stay up until at least 2 am last night thinking about what to say, how to say it and how to help manage the transition. Not only do I have gainful employment, healthcare and other benefits in a time when many in…

Giving notice

I quit my job today. I gave my notice, I guess should say. It’s not like I threw down my Blackberry and stormed out in a huff.  But I told my supervisor and my boss that Amber and I would be leaving in two and a half months to travel around the world for a year. More than any other part of our trip planning — even more than figuring out how the !#@*$!@ to use our cell phones overseas  — this is something I was dreading.  I really enjoy…