After several months of thinking about my mostly awaited Resignation Day, I already had the guts to give the farewell note to my immediate head. Obviously, she was really surprised and shocked and I-don’t-know-she-might-kill-me face of all. But what should I do? I took many into considerations.
I didn’t have the idea of leaving the company was this hard. My supervisor talked to me and fed me something that I should consider before parting my job. She convinced me to stay for more months and gave me ideas why I shouldn’t leave them by this time. I was amazed how she deals with me, but didn’t promise to offer something I couldn’t ask for more, if you know what I mean.
I repent myself for staying on this company for too long. Every day, I can see the mistakes of spending time with this kind of environment. I don’t have to blacklist them but I have only one solution- to resign. I already told myself about this, but after many times of thinking, I came up the idea of giving up my job for the sake of my dream to grow and look for a more compensated job outside the fence.
Many people asked, “Why did you quit your job?”. That’s probably the most common question I need to answer again and again. You see, I have the reasonable answers to prove from everybody. I want to grow my career. This company, on the first year and a half, was okay but after that I feel I was stagnant. I’m a graphic designer/artist who wants to explore everything but as the time goes by, I feel I was being spoon-fed and manipulated. My boss got angry easily whenever he I didn’t get what he wanted. My talent was being used up, they let me handled accounts which I think didn’t cover my job description. At first, like what I’ve said, it was okay. As my stay goes by, I feel the urge to complain about every day. The company doesn’t have anything to offer- they doesn’t have paid leaves, medical and dental insurance, bonuses, incentives, etcetera. In short, their employees are not their priority.
So, why should I spend another year or two on this kind of company? That’s absurd!
Right now, I’m happy rendering my 30 days until I finish the resignation. I could say, I’m not afraid with my decision of leaving this job because I know this is what I want, this is FREEDOM. So, I look forward to my vacant days as a bummer, here’s my list of to-dos:
1. Create my print and online portfolio.
2. Finish my pending sideline jobs.
3. Get passport!
4. Complete my important IDs (SSS, Voters)
5. Visit Marinduque.
6. Go to the beach.
I want to thank myself for this kind of strength!