Post # 1
As the title says, tomorrow is my last day at my job before starting a new one next week. Although the new job is a great opportunity, I am really going to miss the people I work with. I do not do well with change whatsoever so this is giving me very bad anxiety. To keep myself distracted I have been doing lots of online retail therapy lol. How did you prepare to leave a job you love? Did you lose contact with people you said you wouldn’t?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I had to make the tough call to switch jobs back in the summer. I liked my old job and all, but the hours were too long and I was burning out. PLUS, my new job is my dream position! I still have most of my old coworkers on Facebook. I’m going to be honest and say some I chat with more than others…but now that I am settled in my new role I can’t even IMAGINE going back, or even missing them really.
I too hate change and have anxiety. Even when I know the change is for the best it still makes me antsy. Just treat it like you are ripping off a bandaid. Trust me, two weeks into your new position you’ll be adjusted, comfortable and feeling fine. It’s all about just getting through that little strech 🙂
Post # 3
snowflake8 : You’re sweet. Thank you for the pep talk, it really helps.
Post # 4
I miss my old job to this day and I transitioned out of it in July 2015. There are more opportunities in my current position however and it was a positive switch for me, but I truly loved the job I left. It is always hard to transition from something you have enjoyed to something that is more of an “unknown”.
Post # 5
I started marathoning a bunch of shows and figuring out how I wanted to spend the little break in between jobs. As my fiance can attest, I do not do well with change. It takes me quite awhile to adapt, and like you, I really enjoyed my team at my previous job. I’m still working on the adjusting part lol but like that quote says, “in order to become a butterfly, you must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar”.
Post # 6
It is hard leaving colleagues behind. Rather than just plan to keep in touch, make specific plans.
“Let’s meet on payday for lunch/drinks after work etc. I’ll pick the first place, then ___you pick the next.”
Remember to be the one to initiate invitations. Sometimes we all get too busy and then wonder why no one is keeping in touch with us. We all have to be the one to start something.
Enjoy your new job and all the great new people you are going to meet.
Post # 7
LittleButtons : I left a company last year and it was SUCH a hard thing for me to do. I had become super close to everyone there (it was a small company, so we were like a little family) and I agonized over whether I had made the right decision for weeks leading up to my departure. Honestly, I felt like I was becoming comfortable in that position and had already reached the highest position possible, so it was time for a change and growth somewhere else. I wish I had not fretted over it the way I had (was so guilty, literally sick over it!) since I am not with a company that is just as great, if not more so, making more money, better opportunities, and it was the best decision FOR ME in the end. Obviously I’d have loved to stay at my old company forever, but sometimes you just have to do what is right for you, no matter how much it scares you. I am exactly the same in that I despise change and really have a hard time dealing with it, but I was proud of myself for taking the initiative and doing what I needed to do for my personal career goals.
Don’t let them make you feel guilty for leaving, either. Some people were hurt when I left when they should have been proud of me and encouraging me. It is your life at the end of the day and I am sure there are so many great things in your future! Although you seem to be very upset at the thought of leaving, you will probably see this as a positive thing several months from now and feel glad that you did it!
Post # 8
palmtree5 : I as in the exact same position as you were down to the small office and no growth opportunities. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and I hope I have the same turn out as you soon.