Thursday, September 14, 2006

Days of warm impermanence

Ok, so here's the skinny. I have QUIT MY JOB! I love my job in many ways -- indeed, if you had asked me 10 years ago what my perfect job might look like it wouldn't have been so far off this one -- but the fact is I need a new manager, so therefore I need a new job.

As Anne Robinson once put it, "You have to accept the treachery of the workplace. You cannot waste time discovering it daily.". I did my thinking, I had my therapy, formal and informal, and I decided to get the hell out. And I have.

Thankfully, I have not had to leave the organisation, which I also love, but not to the extent that I am prepared to make myself miserable for it. Circumstances conspired, stormclouds gathered, and I put my only smart shirt on this 9/11 and got myself a job which is a) higher up the food chain and b) part time. So in theory I will have more to fight with and less to lose. Should it come to that.

I am not intending that it will. I am intending instead to tighten my metaphorical belt, broaden my metaphorical horizons, and spend a broader chunk of my time engaging with the real world and the people who matter to me (specifically those to whom I commensurately matter).

And on that note, I sense that I am becoming a bit pissed and wanky so it's enough sherry for the dwarf and off to bed, as my dad would say.


Afterthought: oh yeah, and I signed my resignation letter in purple ink.


Blogger Ben said...

Score one for the lucky pants. Well done!

9:58 am  
Anonymous Charlie said...

Congratulations Jo. Have to say that "(specifically those to whom I commensurately matter)" has the ring of one of your former bosses - would you like it printed on a tea towel?

10:10 am  
Blogger Jo said...

Yeah, I knew it was time to go to bed as soon as I typed that. I can't decide if the reverse would be surprising or not.

10:24 am  
Anonymous Charlie said...

As long as you vindicate your presence, I don't think it matters.

11:07 am  
Blogger Phil said...

Congrats on the job Jo.

12:23 pm  
Blogger Spine said...


3:47 pm  
Blogger tatton said...

Well done! Brilliant news.

4:06 pm  
Blogger Tim said...

I'm not entirely sure what's actually going on here, but hey.
Well done!

11:12 pm  
Blogger Jeremy Dennis said...

Woot! And Woot again I say! Many congratulations!

6:01 pm  
Anonymous tomato said...

Hooray!! Whiskey macs all round! :-)

12:05 am  

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