Monday, January 23, 2006

Oh, Inverted World

The only reason I put that as a title is because I'm currently burning The Shins' to the IPod.

Well, I wanted 2006 to be a year of action. I just didn't realize it was going to be this soon. After working at the same company for more than three years, I handed my resignation letter in today. No more seeing the Ten Commandments posted on the vice president's wall. No more dealing with the programmer bragging about all the Saturday's she's sacrificed for this company. No more head-trauma-inducing blatherings of suicide drama technical support specialists. Nope, I'm done. Audi 5000 there.

... but it does come with mixed feelings. I leave with more than 2,000 pages of user manuals written. I take pride in that s**t. I also realize that this job was my first job out of college. They took a risk with me. They could have hired any of the 15-20 other applicants that applied for this position in 2002 (way into a recession, by the way). But no, they banked on me. And for that, I feel a certain gratitude toward them.

So, what does this do for my relocation plans. Well, obviously they are put on indefinite hiatus. Just as I slugged it out with 20 applicants for my first job, I beat out 20 applicants who despised their jobs with as much vigor (even more for some) than me. It seems like a really, really good crew. I'll be working with fellow geeks, writers and all-in-all intense people.

It still hasn't set in though. I have the feeling like tomorrow, I'll still have the same stack of manuals that need updating. The same documentation that needs to be created for another software product that was just released. The same bad coffee and bad jokes. But only for another two weeks.


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