Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend At Last

I was talking to my boss about the company website this afternoon when I saw an email pop up on his screen. It was from me and said that I quit. I looked over at my desk and saw my jokester co-worker scampering away from my desk. Well, I said, it looks like I quit so I get to go home now. My boss was amused but said I couldn't quit. I said, that's right, you said I couldn't quit until you retire so when are you going to retire? He wouldn't give me a firm date but hinted that it will be around 5 years. I don't know if I can wait that long.

The weekend is here, finally, and part of me wants to sleep late, watch movies all day, eat a big bowl of ice cream and make all of my chores magically go away. I don't think that is going to happen. The dogs won't let me sleep in too late and I have a long to-do list. The weather will be great so I don't have any excuse not to get a lot done. But I don't mind the chores too much. Just having a day off after 5 weeks of work is wonderful in itself.


Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Good stuff. 5 years is pretty well my max. I hope it is sooner.

Hope you find at least a little time to relax this weekend.

Daizy said...

I'm starting to relax...if I could just stop thinking about all the stuff I have to do!

Over the Cubicle Wall said...

Just knowing you don't have to get up in the morning and go back to work should be really nice.

Lizzie said...

Make a list. Sometimes gettting it all out and on paper stop it just going around in your head all the time.
Enjoy your weekend.

Dave said...

When the time comes, I assume you will tell your boss of your resignation/retirement in person, not via an email. It will be a lot more memorable, like my retirement announcement was (and I had to tell two managers at the same time). Also, I did in it writing, as in on a piece of paper, so I have a record of it.

I still get chills thinking about that afternoon 13 months ago when gave my notice. I handed my two managers the short note and let them read it. It was a short meeting, taking about 3 minutes.

[In the last few years years of working, I put my office PC into a "locked" mode by hitting ctl-alt-delete whenever I left my desk for more than a minute. This required my password to make it usable again so nobody could do what your sneaky coworker did.]

I look forward to reading about a similar retirement story from you soon, Daizy. :)

Daizy said...

Lizzie, my list was getting so long it was starting to depress me! Then I had to make another list to prioritize them. I wish I had a longer weekend.

Daizy said...

Hi Dave, did you give them any notice like 2 weeks or just quit on that day? Did they just say ok and that was it?

Dave said...

I gave them one month's notice, on September 30, 2008. My last day was October 31, 2008. I was working only 2 days a week at the time, so I had only 9 more working days left after the gave-notice day ended (and I gave them notice late in the afternoon).

I was working on one big project at the time, and my goal was to get it done in my remaining days. I finished it at 4 PM on my last day, 45 minutes before I left the office for the last time. :)