Three weeks, two weeks, four days

Aug 28, 2012

in Work

a different perspective

So my last day at my job is Friday. I’ve had the draft of this post in my dashboard for three weeks, that’s how much notice I gave. My replacement starts today after lunch.

I didn’t intend to keep it a secret for so long, but I wanted to wait to tell the internet until the office hired my replacement and told the agents. I mostly just wanted to slip away quietly on a holiday weekend and never come back. It’s a personal decision and I didn’t want to get trapped in a conference room with cupcakes and goodbyes.

There might be more to say at some point, but basically I need a new outlook. I want a career, not a job. Maybe taking a page out of Sophie’s book and looking at my world upside down will be refreshing. Leaving this position without having another job absolutely terrifies me. But at this point I’ve pretty much got to bet on myself and trust that there is more out there for me.

A lot of the past year and a half has been exploration and learning for me. It’s time for me to give more dedication and energy to some of my freelance interests. Do I want to freelance full time? No, I like being a part of a team. I like going to work everyday. I excel at being a really solid component of a greater whole. I am actively looking for a new job, and am excited to have the emotional energy to do so. Attitude is everything.

Cubicle57 isn’t closing, she’s just moving. Do you know someone looking to hire a blogger/writer/social nerd with advanced “gettin’ shiz done” & “makin’ it werq” skills? I’m available, send them my way.

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Jenn August 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Congratulations!! I’m sure many opportunities await you and I am so jealous you had the balls to quit without something else lined up. Good Luck!!!

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Beckie August 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Thanks Jenn, this will either be the best or stupidest thing I have ever done. Thanks to my sensible midwest upbringing I’ve been gainfully employed almost every day of my life since I was 15. With the exception of when I first moved to New York and a 3 week period in 2010 when I got laid off and took this job out of sheer panic. What are savings for if not to fall back on? Its not like I’m buying an apartment or having a baby anytime soon. To the moon!

Kelly August 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Go Beckie! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. xo.

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Rachel August 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Way to go!!! Are you open to relocating or staying on the east coast? Chicago is a pretty fun city! (just sayin’!) :-)

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Beckie August 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I’ll stay in New York, my life is here. Though Chicago is awesome.

Alisa August 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Yay for you! Great things in store – enjoy your #funemployment!

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Shaunna August 29, 2012 at 2:24 am

Beckie! eeek! Congrats on having guts to do what needs to be done. I smiled while reading this post because I’m happy for you. Better things await, I can feel it.

xShaunna

Ps. I showed a few friends the dog-shaming.com site and we laughed for quite.a.while. thanks to you (and your roommate) for the laughs!
Pss. It turns out I didn’t even last 24 hours w/out exclamation points. Don’t try to do it cold turkey! :)

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Beckie August 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time with exclamation points!!!!! Maybe you should see someone about that?!?!?!

But really, thanks Shaunna.

elizabeth August 29, 2012 at 11:22 am

this will be awesome. seriously and I’m rooting for you. I know of a few startups in the NYC area (check out techstars.com) and I think that’s the kind of environment in which you might excel ‘community manager’ is significantly better than office manager and way more fun. I’ll keep my eyes and ears open for you!

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Beckie August 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Thanks Elizabeth!

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