Better Late Than Never?  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
11/10/2005 3:06 pm

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Better Late Than Never?

Odd, isn't it, how sometimes things seem better when their time is almost over?

I could look back wistfully to the end of my first marriage or the rather briefer relationship that followed it ... but I won't. No, the change that's taking place now - as many of you will be aware - is that I'm changing jobs. And, to my surprise, I find I'm quite enjoying my old job!

Oh, don't get me wrong - I am desperate to start my new job. Quite apart from the fact that I'll be working with 200+ radiographers (the vast majority of whom are female), the job itself is going to be a fascinating, challenging project and one, moreover, that should pay enough that I can meet my bills and still have a little left over with which to pursue that elusive beast that some men call A Life.

But since I handed in my notice at work and my boss got some trainees in to replace me, well, things have changed. First of all, most of my working day is spent training and supervising the new employees, an activity which I thoroughly enjoy.

Then again, my boss's attitude seems to have changed - it's partly, I think, that she needs to keep me onside so that I'll hang around and work productively until I leave but also that the relationship between us has necessarily changed.

And it has to be said (and I'm sorry if this sounds immodest) that I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who've called in to express apparently genuine disappointment that I'm leaving. Hey, I know I can be a bit of a "people person" and I do generally get on well with most folk that I work with but ... well, it's still nice

I'm under no illusions. Had I not given in my notice I'd still be occasionally enjoying bits of the job (most notably the people) and grinding my teeth in frustration and getting wound up on a daily (hourly!) basis by the boss. I would be wondering what the hell I was doing there ... as I have been for some time now.

But I'm there for a couple more weeks and I think I might actually enjoy it ... but then watch me RUN to the next one!


saddletrampsk 54F

11/10/2005 3:39 pm

So nice that you can enjoy the last few weeks of your old job before you are on to the new challenge sweety..

dranba 39F

11/10/2005 4:33 pm

Just think, if you hadn't handed in your notice, you wouldn't have been enjoying what you are currently enjoying. So it's all because of you! Confused? I am...

Seriously though, it should be enjoyable and I hope it continues to be.

silkysmoothlegs3 105F

11/10/2005 5:02 pm

good luck with your new challenge hunny

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
11/11/2005 1:03 am

No. Don't run. Calmly walk out the door, wave your goodbyes - AND DON'T LOOK BACK!!! Have no regrets... you ARE doing the right thing!!

I'm glad that you're enjoying the last few weeks... in a couple of my previous jobs, I just couldn't wait to get out of there, and in the one I was in before my current job, the big cheese didn't speak to me after I handed in my notice!


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
11/11/2005 7:13 am

Laughing..even I m getting to be feeling excited hahahah!! Maybe its transferable.....
Onwards and upwards honey!

Diz xx

XesSex03 49M/48F

11/11/2005 9:32 pm

Best of luck with the new job.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
11/11/2005 11:46 pm

Thanks for all the good wishes Ten working days and counting!

Dranba ... Wouldn't it have been nice if I could have got the same kick from the job before handing in my notice, though? Here's hoping I don't have to find yet another job before I can enjoy the one I'm going to next!

Helga ... I won't regret moving on, believe me! But there have been things to enjoy in the current job especially the people, both the staff and the patients.

Dizzy ... Of course, excitement is transferable! All this and Christmas on the horizon too!

Wackytits 53F

11/12/2005 3:46 am

TQ....Good Luck sweetheart. xxxxx

AlbertPrince 57M

11/13/2005 3:53 am

TQ - some day you'll back on all this, and plough into a parked car.

brightblonde3 58F

11/13/2005 12:42 pm

When you walk out the door, keep your head held high...and watch out for potholes.

Best of luck in your new job...onward!!!!!!!!!!

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