Dear Employer  

rm_TwistedWhore 36F
134 posts
6/15/2005 8:45 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Dear Employer

OK folks. It's settled. I'm giving my two weeks notice at work tonight. I couldnt be happier. Next month, I'll be in the Florida Keys sipping fresh orange juice and fishing my ass off. This albino may just get a tan. I'm very excited, even with the circumstances being what they are. I'm moving to Big Pine to take care of my father, who is dying, or at least appears to be headed down that road in the very near future. He's still on a ventilator and they're going to transfer him up to Miami, where hopefully, he'll be receiving superior medical care that the assclowns in Marathon cannot seem to muster. So, I'm sad on one hand that my dad is dying, on the other, I'm happy to have some time with him before he passes. And of course, being a fisherman is my dream job, so I'll be fulfillling the career aspect of it all. It's been exactly 10 years since I've seen my dad, and 10 years since I've lived in the Keys. I have only fond memories of the last summer spent there, and I'm hoping I can find peace within myself as I did on my last Florida journey. I have missed scuba diving and boating like no one's business, so those are on my list of priorities when I arrive, second only to quality time with the old man. Everything still feels very surreal, and as much as I've grown to hate my job, I will miss it. Giving notice will be the hardest part about leaving. Well, that and my discount going away. I've decided to take only my doberman Kemlo, and the kittens, and Moto and Fat Al my kitties with me. Luna, Pip, Ace, Gollum, Xena, and Thom will stay with my mom and grandfolks, as it will be hard enough to fit 4 cats and a dog into my Corolla with my stuff and a friend to help drive. Speaking of friends, I need a male to accompany me down there, cause driving the South route alone, with or without a doberman is damn dangerous...especially with my history of narcolepsy. SO, that said, any volunteers? I would pay for your plane ticket back, and there is always the option of hanging out with lovely me for as long as you'd like in magnificent Big Pine Key. I plan to spend the majority of my days there exploring the uninhabited islands off the keys, and the great ocean that surrounds. My only requirement: you drive when I start to nod off on the road. My first instinct was to drive straight through, but after expounding upon this notion in my wee little head, I've decided to make at least one stop if not two, and stay in hotels. It will be a much easier and funner trip this way. IM SO FUCKING EXCITED I CAN BARELY THINK STRAIGHT!!!

ByteChaser2 52M

6/15/2005 9:27 am

Wish I could help you out there TW... Unfortunately my employer would give ME notice if I were to take any more time off... But I'm sure there's another (couple of dozen) guys out there who'd love to take that trip with you!

Head down to Key West next spring break and keep a watchful eye out for me. I'll be the naked old guy in the "clothing optional" bar!


purejoy4fem 46F/44F
682 posts
6/15/2005 9:53 am

Sorry to hear about your dad, I'm sure it's a comfort to him to know that his baby girl is going to be with him. Good luck on this life change, it's always both scary and exciting to start anew

nedthebundler 56M/59F

6/15/2005 10:03 am

Congratulations on your brave decision to quit the job you hate, and
pack up and move to look after your Dad. My heartfelt condolences on your Dads health, I know you will not regret the time you took to spend his last days caring for him. I understand because my wife is 4500 miles away caring for her Mom, who is also nearing the end, and my Mom has just been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma ( a type of blood cancer, treatable but not cureable ) and she lives in the same area as my mother-in law. Best of luck in your journey through the rest of your life, and have no regrets.

Regards, nedthebundler

Madness takes its toll. Exact change please!

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11240 posts
6/15/2005 10:39 am

congrats on the decision. The time with your dad will be very well spent

wishing u all the luck u need on that trip ...

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