Well, I haven’t run today, but the sun is peaking out from behind the clouds so it looks like a possibility for tonight. I’m blogging because I made a big decision today. Well, I didn’t make it today but I acted on it today.
I gave my two-week notice. I’m kinda in shock myself. It was tough, but it was the right thing to do. I have been tossing this around since January, at least. Today is the first day of the next chapter in my life and it starts with “goodbye.” I have yet to hear if they are going to let me actually work my last two weeks and I’ll be fine either way; although, it would be a nice way for me to get to go. It would mean a lot if I could stick around and say goodbye to the people I’ve worked with for 4 years!
I cried. I cried when I told my boss. I cried when I told the VP of Human Resources. I cried when I told my reps. I tried really hard not to, but I just couldn’t help it. Let’s be honest here, I’m a very emotional person. Who was I kidding trying not to cry? I got a mixed reception from the people I submitted my two-weeks to. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I think it went okay. I was thinking…people really don’t get a lot of opportunities to resign. This is only the 3rd time I’ve done it. I’d say that they were all equally miserable. I’m fine with that. I don’t think I want a lot practice in that regard.
I am really proud of what I’ve done with the Rangers. I got to teach people how to sell. I love sales. I shattered sales goals personally and as with my team. I surprised everyone, even myself. It is definitely time for a new challenge though. I was asked why I was leaving and I said, “they (the outside reps) don’t need me.” They don’t…and that makes me most proud. I gave a lot over the past 4 years and it definitely paid off. I got to meet a lot of amazing people and, hopefully, teach them a thing or two.
I know I have a lot to offer my next employer and I’m excited to figure out just exactly who that will be.