I’m an Employee, Get Me Outta Here: I Quit…

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Yep, big momma’s gone and called it a day on the desk job. My last day was on Thursday.

I was starting to itch, y’all – had to get out of there.

Nothing wrong with the job. Nothing wrong with me. It’s just the way I’m built. If my wings feel remotely clipped, I feel the urge to fly. The older I’ve gotten, the less I’ve been able to tolerate working in a 9-5 environment – and in that light, staying put there for 2-and-a-half months has been quite an achievement considering I wanted to walk after the first week.

I’d grown a bit attached to the staff there actually as they’re really quite nice. And very helpful too. It’s harder to leave a nice job than a crappy one. There was one of the folks there who I don’t think liked me very much though. I picked up on it a while ago but what can you do? It was just a feeling because he wasn’t too obvious about it.   Anyway, I brushed it aside. Told myself I was imagining it. But it kinda came to a head on my last day when he got a bit stroppy ‘cos I was having a convo with a colleague. I mean, there was nothing else to do in the office at the time. I wasn’t gonna go all comatose like some kind of frikkin android on standby ’til the next task came along.

No hard feelings, though. I sought comfort in the fact that I’d be moving on in a couple of hours.

The staff gave me a box of chocolates as a leaving gift which was really sweet of them. I opened it and shared it with everyone (including ‘him’).   They’re a great bunch of people and if I was office-inclined, it would have been my work environment of choice.

But Big Mama’s got to move on. She needs to fly.

Soooo what happens next?

Erm, will get back to you on that — in the next post or two.

Au revoir…



  1. Ajith Prasad Edassery

    Oops…that was a real quickie. Does that mean that you would focus more on content creation of gigs as you call it?

    In fact, since the recession started/announced 9-5 jobs are becoming 8-8 in many places as nobody has any clue whether the swipe card will work as you enter the next day 😆

    Good luck anyways

  2. Bianca Raven

    Woo hoo for you! I remember the day I left my old day job too. It’s so exciting to be free again!

    I have my fingers crossed for you that you can find a way to work and earn enough income by doing what you really love! I’m sure you’ll get there.


  3. 2ThePoint

    Hi Ajith 🙂

    Yes, it does leave me with more time to concentrate on not just writing gigs, but other possible ways of earning a crust that doesn’t involve working an office job.

    I can’t let the recession control me. I’ve got to still dream.

    Thanks for the luck 🙂


    Bianca Raven 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by again.

    I’m partly excited/worried about my decision, but I don’t regret it. I’ve been down this road before. This time, I hope I never have to go back to that type of environment again.

    I appreciate your good thoughts and wishes. I’m gonna need it, so thank you, m’lady 🙂

    take care, you two. Have a fab weekend.

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