3.26.2010

Last day at work

Today's my last day at my current work, and I start my new job on Monday. I've been at this company since I graduated in May 2007. Starting as a summer intern, I ended up being hired in a sales role that fall. What started out with some highs, quickly moved to the lowest lows, and about 18 months ago, I started look for a new job. Last year, the company got bought out by another larger company. I thought that things would turn around, but in the end, it became comparing the lesser of 2 evils.

It took longer than I thought, but it's time to say goodbye. While I have been bitching and moaning about this job, now that the time has come, it feels weird to know I won't be walking through the same doors on Monday morning, seeing the same faces, and doing the same tasks.

What I'll miss:
  • location- the office is right in downtown Boston, close to bars and some of my friends.
  • proximity to Flour- mere steps from the best bakery. Ever!
  • working in the arts- I went to school for art history and love what I sell/am immersed in.
  • my co-workers- they really are the best, and we've been through a lot together.
What I won't miss:
  • bus ride- 1 hr commute home on a bus, in traffic, with strangers....is not fun.
  • very poor management- my bosses have taught me what I don't want in managers.
  • feeling under appreciated- it really is the ultimate dealbreaker.
  • the difficulty of sales- the economy has been really tough.
I am excited for what my next job entails for me- new opportunities, new people, and learning and growing. The possibilities are endless!

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29 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new job! It's always a little scary when starting something new! I was in fashion design for two and half years and when the economy got bad I actually lost my job. It took be 11 months to find something new but I must say I am so much more happy in my new job. I do miss designing but the new role I am in is less stressful and allows me to be happy with my life which a lot more important! Good luck too you!

    xx
    S.S. DOBBS

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  2. Good luck with the new job, Jaime! I'm sure you will love it! :)

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  3. Good luck in your new adventure!!

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  4. Good luck Jaime... I agree with you, you need to grow and explore new opportunities. xoxo

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  5. exciting exciting!! you will do such a great job, Im sure!

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  6. i so know that feeling of relief when you leave a crap job to start a new more fab one.

    good luck and enjoy your weekend!!!

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  7. Congrats on the new job. It's always scary at first but you'll get used to it!

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  8. Good luck with the new job! I cannot wait to find one and me life crap job and asshole boss :)

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  9. this is so exciting!! you will be great!! :) Happy Friday!

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  10. Congratulations on your new job! I've worked at the same company for 8.5 years, not counting two summers as an intern in college. So, it's the only corporate environment I know, and fortunately it's a pretty good one. But when you've only worked in one place, the unknown is pretty scary! Good luck!

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  11. Good luck with the new job, hope it works out perfectly!

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  12. this is so exciting! This seems like a great change for you. I'm ending my job next week but unfortunately I don't have anything else. I had the whole searching and applying and interviewing process so much :(

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  13. Yeah to new jobs!! Changes like this are always fun. Sounds like you're really excited! Have a great first day!!

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  14. *{Congrats}* on the new job sweetest pea!

    No doubt leaving something comfortable and something you KNOW so well is hard to do... but just look at the awesome new journey you have ahead.

    Can't wait to read all about the fabulousness of the new jobby job!

    xo!

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  15. I'm so incredibly happy for you, Jaime! Congratulations on your new job - I wish you the best of luck, my love!! :)

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  16. Good luck with your new job :)

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  17. I'll be sending positive thoughts for your first day on Monday!! :)

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  18. hi my love. first of all, nothing is better than change in the springtime...its kinda serendipitous huh???
    how exciting? have you planned your outfits yet? thats my favorite thing.
    hope you have a nice and relaxed weekend lover! xoxo

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  19. Good Luck ... and hope you'll be SUPER happy and make tonnes of great friends.
    HUGS
    Char

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  20. Congrats and good luck!!! Change is energizing... Monday will have a new beat to it!

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  21. Sounds like you made a smart decision- good luck Jaime! Always exciting to start a new chapter.

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  22. Congrats on the new section of your life. I hope it's blessed and wonderful.

    http://senseofstyleiseternal.blogspot.com/

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  23. Congrats on this new job and new chapter in your life! Change can be so scary, but its really what moves us forward and onward in our lives. Good Luck!
    (beautiful blog, btw!)

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  24. So happy for your Jaime! I felt the same way as well, its hard being around your coworkers who have become like a family to you. I know that your going on to bigger and greater things!

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  25. Looking forward to hearing about your new adventures at your new job!

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  26. Congrats on the new job Jaime!! So happy you were able to find something else but too bad you will no longer be in the Fort Point area! Best of luck...Emily

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