Hey! glad you came back for an update about Losing My Six Figure Job.
Only 2 weeks left and I am starting to feel a little anxious.
The reality is starting to set in that this will be the first time in my career that I am “unemployed”. There is something that just doesn’t sit well with me when I think about it. Even though I will have enough money to live on for awhile….I am starting to feel very strange about not having a job.
Maybe it’s about losing my identity? I didn’t realize that I had so much of who I am tied to my career. I guess it makes sense when I sit back and think about it. After all, I have dedicated over 18 years to building this career, so to be going through this situation is a little unnerving. I can honestly say that I never believed I would be in this position.
What Happens Next For My Team?
I was finally able to tell my team with 2 weeks left. They were very shocked and I am sure they are thinking and worrying if they are next. The truth is…yes, most of them will be laid off as well because the company plans to outsource the entire department. It is hard for me to sit back and watch a team of great professionals lose their jobs. They have put in a lot of work and effort for this company over the last 5-6 years and it is sad to see it end this way.
Maybe I should remind them that things happen for a reason and you never know what great things are waiting for you. They need not look back but keep their heads high and look for the next wonderful opportunity that awaits them around the corner. Yes, it is scary. Yes, they will worry. Yes, they will feel anxious but it will all make sense when they make it to the next chapter of their book.
My Move Is Complete! HOORAY!!!
We have finally finished our move (and I am worn out). I have 2 weeks of making a pretty long commute back and forth….but….it’s only 2 weeks, so I won’t complain to much. The dogs and I love our new house and it was just the change of scenery that we needed with all of the changes going on in our life.
I sit back and think about all of the changes happening right now. Losing my six figure job, moving to a new house and my only son left this month for the United States Navy. It has been a world wind of changes in the last 90 days and quite frankly…..I am exhausted!!
My last day is right around the corner, so come back and see me soon to get an update on how I plan to spend my time. Believe it or not, I actually have a pretty full calendar and I can’t wait to share it.
Until next time my friends….Christie