Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

I did it...

So I don't know if this was a good or bad decision yet. Or whether it is going to reduce or increase my stress levels... but I HAVE RESIGNED!

Yes, I quit. Just like that. I was trying very hard to be all Zen and stay calm and not let this job affect me physically any more... Cardiologists orders and all...

BUT then while in yet another early-morning ambush meeting, where I was being grilled and then not only myself but also my entire team and project got attacked repeatedly, I could feel my heart start palpitating and I just thought 'SCREW IT!'. Enough was enough. So I stood up and walked out saying I was no longer prepared to accept or deal with it. I handed in my letter of resignation immediately.

Capricious move indeed! Bold? Yes. Impulsive? For sure. Stupid? I sincerely hope not...

Frankly I feel relieved more than anything else. I feel kinda good about it. I think I KNEW it had to happen. So it feels right*... I feel so much better and lighter and calmer already. That project was sucking the life out of me.

For now I hope and trust that it was the right move and that things will fall into place as they must and need to. Wish me luck! Please...

(*Although I may feel differently in 3 weeks time! But most of my team are actively job searching too and there have been a few other resignations this month. People are not happy here right now. Also both PMs on the client side have expressed shock and have asked if I want them to intervene and let me management know they are crazy. This makes me feel a lot better and like less of a failure. But I no longer want to stay, so go I must...)


  1. Brave girl! I hope for better prospects soon.

  2. I think that was very brave and a brilliant decision! You will only go up from here. Holding thumbs that you will find the perfect job for you!

  3. You go girl!
    I once did the same thing. I just decided that enough was enough and that there was no reason for me to be unhappy. I asked myself what I would do if I had NO FEAR. And so I quit. I was LUCKY to get another job immediately but that was the bravest, scariest, boldest thing I ever did. I just KNEW that I would find something else. And I did. You can absolutely do this!

  4. Well done!!!!!

    There comes a time where we have to stop and ask "is it worth it" - if it isn't then it must stop!!!!

    You will be ok - it will work out :)

  5. I'm proud of you Jane! You have guts and I have no doubt you'll make this work for your family.

  6. Good luck Jane, I have no doubt you've done the right thing!
    I hope you find a great job ASAP!