Monday, June 18, 2007

chapter next

It's time. Friday as I left out of work, I felt the page turn. The pavement ahead a fresh new slate... a new chapter that lies in store.

Somehow, seems as far as work goes, places seem determined to make me feel as comfortable as possible in walzing out the door that final time. Sometime I think I'd like to tear up, just a bit. Especially considering I've been known to tear up at Hallmark commercials in recent years.

But perhaps it's then the confirmation you made the right move. The right call. The right step at the right time. I ran out to the restroom before grabbing the last few things I had in my office, the vast majority having already been emptied out over the weekend. As I returned back to the departmental suite and swiped my badge, I saw the light flash red. Glancing down at my watch, I could see it was 5:40PM. With the workday technically ending, the system actually denied me access back into the suite. It was like it was releasing me, sending me on.

It's been an odd end to the last couple of years. The oddest point being resigning the same day as my manager to go to the same organization, without either of us having been initially aware that the other was even interviewing, let alone that specific organization. Life's just funny that way sometimes, I do suppose.

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  • Wait, really? You and your manager both went to the same company? I don't think I knew that...

    By Blogger GreenEggsSamDC, At June 18, 2007  

  • Your story reminds me of why I hate Tom Cruise's Minority Report movie.


    Yeah, your ID badge stopped working minutes after your last day. But in Minority Report, Cruise was a wanted man, captured, convicted, then frozen, but no one bothered to de-activate his security clearance. So are we to believe that in the future people are less careful about these things than they are now? (there are meelyuns of other things about that movie which don't make sense either.)

    By Blogger HomeImprovementNinja, At June 18, 2007  

  • Sam - Oh yeah! I didn't tell you that? Pretty surreal. One minute I'm working up the nerve to tell her and the next she's responding with "I know...". She was there for her final interview the day I went in to interview. What an odd, odd world. It's made for an interesting story to intro to a new organization! =)

    Ninja - very interesting. I guess someone cared way too much about me. Ironic, considering I still held the only key to the most senior officer in our department!

    By Blogger LJ, At June 20, 2007  

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