Friday, February 8, 2008

Janie Has Left The Building...

Janie has left the building.

Today, I finished all the menial things that happen when you leave a job. It was a great day, and everybody was so awesome – at both the old job, and the new one. I finally left, about 4:45 p.m., and went with MLH to the new office to start arranging it.

Yesterday, at my old job, we had a meeting, trying to further finalize a project I’ve been working on with customers. The customer meeting lasted way longer than we expected (a good sign), and I had promised to meet one of my bosses to do my exit interview at 3 p.m. He called me once, and I told him we were still in a meeting, but that as soon as we finished, I’d be there.

I arrived back at my office, grabbed water, and went into my boss’ office. He wasn’t feeling well, so I was grateful that he had waited on me. Here’s how it went…

Boss: Are you hot? Is it hot in here?
Janie: No. Not at all…you’re just feeling funky. I’m good.
Boss: I gotta get out of here. Let’s go to another room where the sun’s not beating through the windows.
Janie: Okay.
We trek to the east side of the office, and he makes like he’s going into the big conference room.
Janie: Hey, we can’t go in there – someone’s having a meeting!
Boss: Oh, no, let’s just see who it is.
Janie: That will be rude.

Boss opens door…and all my coworkers are there, patiently waiting…on me. We had a huge party, and they made me tell stories. It was a blast.

And once again, I was highly honored, and blessed.

I’ll miss each and every one of them.


thisisme said...

What a lovely way to finish off. So another chapter has closed. Good luck with the new job and the new chapter - can't wait to hear all about it.

Terri aka Pepsi's MOM said...

God bless you in your new sure to send us your new email? address so we can keep in touch!

scotte said...

fini? not nearly! HB will be making money off of the relationships you forged for years to come. They should be sad to see you go and glad for you , too.
I don't know how you do it , but i've never known you to burn a bridge.
Cool way to go , though.
love ya

Jennifer said...

Janie, that's awesome! How wonderful that you got to leave on such a high note.

Good luck and God's blessing on you new job.

Gwynne said...

That a wonderful end to what I'm sure was a very successful tenure there. I'm sure you will be missed and yet the new company gains a most valuable resource. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hah! They got you good! Congratulations on a job well done, and prayers for continued success.

Janie said...

Thisisme - thanks! I'm sure I'll HAVE to blog about it all.

Terri - I'll e-mail ya, chica. Thanks!

Scott - you so rock. You're the bestest brother - even though you were the "most favored" child. ;)

Jennifer - thanks so much, girlfriend!

Gwynne - What a sweet thing to write! I really appreciate your prayers.

JVJannoti - they did pull one over on me! Thanks for the prayers - I appreciate them!

Pam said...

I'm so glad that your coworkers were around to give you a rousing send off. I know that you will be missed and that as you go forward you will continue to be a blessing at your new job. I need a new e-mail address too...I may have some important forwards for you.

In_spired said...

Leaving on the note of high C! That's the way you want to go.

You'll miss your co-workers but they'll miss you more....

Good luck, Sweetie!

Panhandle Poet said...

What an honor!

Rach said...

That is very cool and an excellent way to finish things off!