Wow, it has been 16 days since my last post! Even though I had a lot of things that I want to write, but I simply did not have the chance. So what happened during the past 16 days?
I resigned from work and left the company that I have been working for the last 5 years. Whew. It was not an easy decision, in fact it was a very hard one, but in the end I decided to take another opportunity.
I (think) I successfully made a lot of people surprised, because I have been known as loyal to the company (and the brand, if you know what I mean..hehe). To this day I sometimes still don’t believe that I no longer work in that company.. but hey, sometimes one has to take a leap of faith!
So what made me decide to leave? Simple. I wanted new challenge. As much as I loved the company and everything related to it, I began to feel too comfortable there. Suddenly there’s this new opportunity and I think I had to take it. So yeah.
My last day, which was a week ago, was too emotional. I came early in the morning and put some little gifts to my colleagues’s desks in my team. Then I went to Starbucks for one last morning coffee run, only to find that they had new baristas for that morning shift. Bummer, I thought I would not be able to say goodbye to my regular baristas.
Not long after I came back to my desk, my colleagues came and brought me two balloons as you can see in the picture below.
Then everything happened like a flash of light.. finishing my hand-over, writing and sending the farewell emails, lunch with my team, reporting to the boss for the last time, and then I realised it was time for my appointment with a baker because I ordered donuts for the office. We decided to meet at Starbucks and while I was waiting for her, I saw one of my regular barista! I went inside Starbucks and casually told her that today was last my last.. and then she offered me a free drink. Look what she wrote me… how nice, isn’t it? Thank you Mba Nay! 😀
After I finished with the “donuts project” (haha), and said goodbye to everybody that I could meet, I returned my laptop to the IT guys and had my exit interview with the HR manager. Boom! My day’s almost finished and it was time to pack up my stuffs and go. My team waited for me at our area and they gave me a farewell gift plus my favorite cakes from Union. We took lots of pictures and I suddenly could not hold back my tears.. even though I tried hard to. Lucky me I was distracted by the pictures-taking so I did not cry for long hehehe. Then that’s it. I finished everything, said goodbyes, and leave the office for the last time.
Before going home, I stopped by at nearby Sheraton Gandaria to meet my ex-bosses because they were having a conference there and again, said goodbye. Guess who succeeded in holding her tears this time? Yay! no ugly cry even though it was almosssst out. Hahahaha.
So that’s how my last day at work went. Super emotional but I’m really thankful for everything that has happened during my tenure at the company… and of course the life-long friends I met!
As now, I have started working in another company.. which I will reveal maybe later on. It’s a totally different industry and although I’m still doing Account Management, it will be an exciting challenge (fingers crossed)!. It’s still my fourth day so I am still learning a lot. I haven’t even got a computer as the IT guys is still preparing it… so every day I spent my days talking to a lot of people from different departments to be able to understand how the business works. So yeah, please wish me luck and I shall be writing about my new work more in the future! Cheers! 🙂