Well, today came the worst part of starting a new job – at least when you like the job you’re leaving.
I have nothing but the utmost respect for my current boss, Ed. He knows how to treat people and, while Halliburton is still among the lowest salaries for Engineers, there are more than enough perks to keep people around.
I told Ed today, when I handed in my resignation, that if it hadn’t been the situation that it is, I wouldn’t have left. I truly believe that. I think he believed it too. He took what had the potential to be a very painful experience and made it easy on me. He knew that I was leaving. Someone told him and I think I know who but that doesn’t matter. I wanted to be the one to tell him but that’s not always my choice when I tell other people. Regardless, I left his office with a handshake and best wishes and, I truly believe, no hard feelings on either side.