Thursday, May 08, 2008

New Horizons

I quit my job today.

Two weeks where I am now, two weeks vacation, then return and start my new job.

I'm very sad about this. I feel like I'm letting a lot of people down. But I've made some other people very happy and I have reason to believe that in the end it will be good for everyone concerned. Even my old department will benefit because I'll be in a position to do a lot of things for them that university administration has always blocked.

It's just hard to move on when you've been someplace for so long. I cried. My boss cried. She tried to counter-offer but I refused. Because in the end, it wasn't the money (although the internal equity was always a pisser), and it was certainly never about grade or title (I've never given a damn about such things). In the end, it was about what I needed for me, and after nearly twelve years moving up the ranks in the same university department, I was way overdue for a change.

So here's to new horizons, once I quit grieving over leaving my safe harbor.

9 comments:

jet said...

congrats! I know it's scary, but I think you did the right thing.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You go, girlfriend. Change is never easy. It's usually scary. But in the end, it all works out. Somehow.

I'm proud of you. Leaps like this are hard to make.

the Bag Lady said...

Good luck to you in your new position. Change is scary, but I'm sure you gave this a lot of thought before you made your decision.
(Just hope the new position doesn't keep you so busy you won't have time to blog! Now THAT would be criminal!)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Yeah .. what if the new Bunny Girl trades in Tidbit on a horse, changes her name to Cowpie Girl and changes over to blogging about horseback riding. We'll never see her again ....

Leah J. Utas said...

Congratulations on the new position.
For as scary as it is, it'll be exhilarating too. I know you'll do well. Best of everything in the new position.

Thomma Lyn said...

Congratulations on your new job, Bunnygirl! I'm happy for you. I believe you've made an excellent decision.

The new department will be so lucky to get you, and that's wonderful, too, that you will be able to help your old department, too!

From Here to There said...

Congrats on your new job! I'm sure you'll be very happy. The next two weeks won't be easy, but it will be worth it in the long run.

Good luck!

archi's mum said...

wow! brave move - good for you! a close friend just did that recently then went on a month trip to England to sort things out. way braver than i could ever be! wish you the best in the new job!

Allie Boniface said...

Wow - congrats on doing the right thing for you. Scary but always best, in the end.