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Gave notice at my job today

March 9th, 2015 at 05:35 pm

Well, as planned, I gave my official notice that I was quitting my weekly deadline freelance commitment.

My editors were of course, bummed out and sad, but understood that the money is not great and that it might not make sense for me. The main editor was gracious enough to ask how much of a raise I'd need to stay, but then immediately in the next sentence said it didn't matter because he could try but he probably couldn't get it for me anyway because the newspaper is broke.

So yeah. It kind of made me feel worse. You spend 6 years busting your hump to turn these articles in every week, at much stress in your own life and when you say you quit, it's like "oh well, we'd like to help you but sorry."

Grrrr. Not that I expected any different. I still have six more weeks before my time is officially up, which is $900. I also have a $300 project due this week and a $300 project due next month.

Besides that, it was the first beautiful spring day. It was nice to be able to go outside in the sunshine.

I also got a surprise visit from a good friend who was in the neighborhood interviewing for a new job, and just popped in. That made my day much nicer. It's easy to forget how much just having someone to talk to and joke around with can make like better.

5 Responses to “Gave notice at my job today”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Friends ARE the best! I'm sure ending your job is bittersweet. My guess is that you will have no regrets and will find some new door opening in some way for you.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I feel like this is a good move for you. Glad you got to spend some time with a friend.

  3. Tabs Says:

    I'm going to say congrats! Take care.

  4. TarWalker Says:

    Congrats!

    How are you doing now that it has been a few days since you pulled the trigger? It was a rollercoaster for me until the last day officially passed.

  5. ThriftoRama Says:

    Honestly, I feel like a weight has been lifted off of me. I feel amazingly okay with it. I still have six more weeks of the regular weekly gig, then I can just take projects as they come. or not!

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