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Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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I did it! I pulled the plug...



I managed to overcome day-before butterflies and gave my notice. Will be working for another month and a half and then... FREEDOM!

Actually, it went pretty smoothly and was not that hard. The boss (who lives in another country, so this was all by phone) was nice enough to try to dissuade me but, after a couple of days, moved on to discussing more practical things like who my replacement should be.

Being a member of the forum helped me have a really solid case and plan to convince myself that this is the right thing to do now, with no regrets. Thank you all for that.

Now I need to tell my team... that will be a little harder (well, for me, that is... they may well be relieved! )
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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Congratulations!!! A big first step!!! Do you think it will be a surprise for your team or do they have an inkling?
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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From another recent just-gave-notice person, congrats! It's a great feeling.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Congratulations! Been there, done that and your post brought back my similar memories. Enjoy the countdown!
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Good time on the horizon. Congrats!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Congrats. It is a big milestone in life, we hope you enjoy the next chapter even more than the last...
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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I managed to overcome day-before butterflies and gave my notice. Will be working for another month and a half and then... FREEDOM!

Actually, it went pretty smoothly and was not that hard. The boss (who lives in another country, so this was all by phone) was nice enough to try to dissuade me but, after a couple of days, moved on to discussing more practical things like who my replacement should be.

Being a member of the forum helped me have a really solid case and plan to convince myself that this is the right thing to do now, with no regrets. Thank you all for that.

Now I need to tell my team... that will be a little harder (well, for me, that is... they may well be relieved! )
Very nice. Welcome to the dark side.
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Congratulations! I'm looking forward to (and dreading) having the same conversation myself.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #14
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Thanks, everyone for the welcoming and encouraging words!

pb4uski, I think it will be a great surprise to several members of my team, expected for others. The only one team member that I have told so far is my HR person, and she was not totally surprised... It was a huge surprise for my boss, though.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #15
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Congrats, been there, done that.... it's been a year for me and so far, no regrets
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #16
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #17
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A big congrats and I know what you are going through. Retirement papers turned in and 23 w*rking days to go. It's a different feeling once you make that decision to ER and one that I feel totally comfortable with and it sounds like you are heading in that direction.

Let's go class of 2013!

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I think many of us are in the same position. Congrats for pulling the rip cord!!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #19
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Congrats..... enjoy the freedom and never look back.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:17 AM   #20
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way to go - you will love it!!!
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