Saturday, May 06, 2006


Some thoughts on ending one career and starting another

Yesterday was my last day at a job I have worked at, in one way or another, for 24 years. On Monday I start a new job, in a new organization – a very different organization – although I remain an engineer.

As if that describes anything I’ve done for the past 24 years. What I have done, and expect to continue to do, is solve problems. Maybe in this new job it won’t my job to solve ALL the problems, just a subset.

This past week was hard. Tension ratcheted upward with each passing day, peaking yesterday at 4 – when I said goodbye to everyone. A few handshakes, a few hugs, and it’s over. How strange is that.

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Not.
I hate it.
Loosing the ties to close friends makes me ill.


I'm glad to hear about your new career. I hope there is less stress and lots of room for growth.

Endings are always hard.

If they are "friends" you will still see them or stay in touch.

What about all the potential for new friends at your new workplace?
Friends outside of work are hard. Conflicts in time and interests between those at home and those elsewhere are hard to manage. :)

But, yes, friends who are FRIENDS will be friends even tho I have moved to a different company.

As for new friends, bring 'em on!

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