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I'm going to resign tomorrow - this could be FIRE
Old 05-04-2008, 04:40 AM   #1
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I'm going to resign tomorrow - this could be FIRE

I thought its only right that I should tell you guys this first - only my wife knows now.

I'm going to resign tomorrow morning.

There's a good chance this is FIRE, although I'm not entirely sure yet. I will certainly take the rest of 2008 off, and spend a lot of that time focused on refining our future plan. Its possible that I will get another j*b early next year and put in another 2-3 years, but there's a good possibility that early next year we'll be selling our NY condo and moving to a cheaper locale for a glorious and simple life of leisure and pursuit of the arts.

I'll probably negotiate a longish (~2 month) transition, which will allow my boss time to bring in a replacement (I even know who he'd bring in, long story) and for me to accomplish some transition. Contractually I could leave in 30 days but I want to keep bridges intact and I consider my boss a friend.

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:58 AM   #2
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Good luck Maurice. With your recent health issues you'll probably need some time to work things out.

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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Wow. Is this coincidental to your recent events, or cause and effect? Or both?

Either way, best wishes and congratulations.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:37 AM   #4
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Good luck

My last day of work is May 21st - 9.5 more work days
Work knows verbally but no written notice yet. Having foot surgery May 22 and want to see my outcome before I turn anything in.
My ER date isnt until mid July and yes I feel too like they already have someone in mind.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:36 AM   #5
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Good Luck . Your health is more important than any job !
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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Good luck with your decision. I hope you are able to get some resolution to your health issue and insurance coverage.
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, I felt the knot in my stomach untie itself last week as soon as I finalized the decision to quit.

Rich - My plan has long been to call it quits within the next couple of years. This year, even before my diagnosis, I had started thinking about accelerating the plan, including moving out of NYC to make it easier on us. Having said that, I can fairly say that this new situation clinched it.
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Congrats. This will give you a good opportunity to celebrate "Cinco de Mayo" each year.
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Sweet! Hadn't thought of that, Mickey!
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Congratulation Maurice.

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There's a good chance this is FIRE, although I'm not entirely sure yet. I will certainly take the rest of 2008 off, and spend a lot of that time focused on refining our future plan. Its possible that I will get another j*b early next year and put in another 2-3 years, but there's a good possibility that early next year we'll be selling our NY condo and moving to a cheaper locale for a glorious and simple life of leisure and pursuit of the arts.
I think this is exactly the right attitude
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Good luck. Enjoy the time off.
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Sorry to hear about the health issues.

Congrats and good luck with the time off.
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Congrats Maurice. Maybe you can negotiate a little severance by staying that extra 30 days. You stay for 30 days an extra 30 days of pay.
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Best wishes to you, Maurice, and congratulations on your decision to RE.
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Maurice,

Congrats! I wish you the very best.
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Thanks everybody. I feel great.

I had the conversation around noon today, had lunch, and came home

My boss was very understanding, and told me I could come back at any time (of course there's never any guarantee there will be a decent role open, but still its nice to hear!)

I'm probably going to give 60 days, and leave right before the 4th of July.
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Good for you! Hope it works out for you.
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