Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today was My Series Finale at My Job...Beer + Pizza + Cupcakes Before Noon...


That does NOT make a healthy combo for a tender stomach, but a mini Ending party was necessary. I've worked at this job for 3 and a half years. Geez...that's the longest I've worked anywhere. I've lost friends, changed boyfriends, lost lovers, bought a car, bought a home, finished my college degrees, had 4 health-concerned surgeries, and learned how to be me in that time. As much as I bitched about the sports and the other things I'm going to miss working there very much.

The company at first was 8 people, then 7, then the precious 6 of us that was left. Those 6, me included, were almost like a mini family. I was their Snow White because the other employees were all men. I've given them advice, sometimes a girl's perspective, brought them cupcakes, bought them McDonald's breakfast in the morning once in a while, would accidentally make the office smell like flowers from my lotion, and would make them laugh occasionally with my randomness. They used to call me Melanie Dukes, like Daisy Dukes. I'm going to miss be called that.

The company disbanded due to a conflicting partner. It sucks. I KNEW I had to get a new job that used my degrees and had mobility but to leave like this was rough. I am so thankful that I somehow got a new job lined up for Monday but I can't help it being sad about leaving. I wish there would be an office of 5 goofy guys to visit once in a while because I will actually PASS my old job on the way to my new job. But alas no...

I can't sleep tonight but that's normal. I'm a lil depressed. They said they will soon have a reunion dinner to explain more details of why the company closed. My bosses think we deserve an explanation and I really could care less about that...I'm just going to be happy to see them again. When they hugged me goodbye I really fought the tears til I got outside the office. Sigh.

However, when one door closes another one opens. I have tomorrow to be jobless and I think I'm going to go ice skating to just release all the tension and sadness for a lil bit. Monday I will drive to my new job, but I will never forget my time at my last job. Never Ever. The light might have been shut off, but I hope we keep in touch, at least for a lil while....I wish them all the best of luck. 

~Here I go, turn the page~

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10 comments:

TamStyles said...

what a blessing...i have been out of one for almost 7 months now girl...glad you liked your job, and that you have another lined up.

Jennifer said...

I know you're sad, but just remember a new beginning is always a good thing! :D And just because you're not working together doesn't mean you can't talk to them. :) Maybe y'all can have a reunion lunch once in awhile and you won't have to go without hearing "Melanie Dukes" for too long. <3

Shannon said...

nice post, melanie.

and enjoy your "jobless" day off! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

It makes me sad but happy for you all at the same time. But you're right, it is a new beginning.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Awww I'm sorry about your last day. That sounds sad! That was a place where you grew up...but ya know, you're right. Life changes and takes you on different roads. It's an exciting adventure. I wish you nothing but best of luck in the new job. I cannot WAIT to hear all about it! xoxo

k. mead said...

aww, bittersweet. Good luck with the new job!

Little Ms Blogger said...

I'm glad you were able to find a job on your own terms instead being forced to take whatever because the doors closed.

The one story that sticks out about your workplace is the one in which someone was trying to see how much bacon they could eat. That cracked me up.

Pop Champagne said...

it is sad to leave a company, esp when you work with people you become close with. good luck in your new job on Monday!

Jocelyn said...

What a sad day! I hope everything at your new job goes well!

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Hearthandmade said...

i wish you lots of love and success!! What a sweet blog find :)

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