Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Resigned To It

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.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you dance around your boss' desk and honk his nose!?!?

Believe you me, you'll regret it in a few years if you did not...


CONGRATULATIONS.


MIah

Liam J. said...

I regret it already. That never even occurred to me. If I'd done that, I would have probably gotten my two weeks notice off.

Thanks, Jeremiah.

Baron Von Cliff said...

You could be chillin' on the couch right now, playing Madden. But, NOOOO!, Liam has to be classy.

Dylan said...

Good job, Liam.
A classy exit is always the way to go. It is often difficult but well worth the effort when people stop using computers entirely and you need Ed's help to get a a job as a rickshaw runner.

Liam J. said...

I could always type for a living. I have a really spiffy typewriter.

And if people quit using computers, who needs to work?

Seriously, though, I would not have made any other exit from Halliburton.

Sean Woods said...

Class, Class, Class.

Liam = Jerry Rice

(only two other people will get this reference, I bet)

Liam J. said...

I would get it. Probably Cliff. That is all.

And I'm sure Dan Dierdorff would get it.

KimProbable said...

Hey, nice picture Sean. You look dangerous. And cool. My husband has a cool friend. Does that make him cool by association?


joyloyyp: If that's not the happiest secret word ever I don't know what is.

Baron Von Cliff said...

I got it. I suspect Dan Dierdorf is often confused by pudding, though. Sure he made the comment, but it's long forgotten.

and of course Liam had to make a nice exit from Halliburton...the alternative was a late night visit from Dick Cheney and a shotgun full of birdshot.

Sean Woods said...

Kim: Thank you. My main man E-Dub took the photo. It turned out really well.


C-note: Excellent dig on double D.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Hey, I try.

Speaking of Jerry Rice, have you caught that new show on Spike, Pros vs. Joes yet? It's basically three guys who think they're all that going up against ex-pro athletes. One of the challenges was trying to keep Rice out of the end zone. It was ugly.

Apparently next week, they have to try to run into the end zone...past Bill Romanowski. I sense broken bones.

Liam J. said...

Sounds like "American Gladiator" for Dummies.

That's just a bad idea.

Sean Woods said...

BAD IDEA JEANS.

Liam J. said...

So what, twenty bucks a basket?

BAD IDEA JEANS

Baron Von Cliff said...

It is incredibly dumb...yet I also want to see morons blasted by vicious cheap-shot artists, so watch I shall.

Liam J. said...

Cool. Let me know how it turns out.

For those of us without cable, idiocy is hard to come by.

Baron Von Cliff said...

I missed it. Luckily, Spike has very little programming, so they replay it about three times a week.

Baron Von Cliff said...

Wow...I caught an episode last night where I watched 3 idiots get cracked down by Kevin Greene repeatedly. I giggled a little.