After working for eight years for the same company, I decided it was time for a new chapter in my career. And although I’m very excited about what the future may have in store, I can’t help but look back and reflect on the relationships I’ve built over time.
We’ve become a family that I’ve grown to love. Thus, here are the four reasons leaving my job was the hardest decision:
I’ve been very fortunate to work for great managers over the years. They honestly had an “open door” policy, which is rare nowadays. I always felt welcome to sit down and talk about anything, whether work-related or not.
They were father figures in my eyes, always willing to take time to listen and offer help when they could. They were like cowboys, ready to ride with you until sunset and defend you at all costs.
And because of their inspiring leadership, they molded me into a more confident human being who desires to show kindness just like them. I would fight for them because they would fight for me.
Wealth Of Knowledge
Extremely talented people have surrounded me, and there isn’t a day that goes by when I can’t learn something from them. I’ve benefited from their experience by sharpening my coding skills and learning from their mistakes.
But, they never gave anything away for free.
Instead, they showed me “tough love” by expecting me to try things on my own first before asking for their help. They were teachers more than they were co-workers, and I know that there is still more knowledge I can learn from them.
Growing Untapped Potential
I’m grateful to those who helped shape my career because I know I couldn’t have done it alone. And I want to pay it forward.
There is so much new young talent that joined our team. I can already see their desire to be better and their willingness to learn more.
From my experience, success is typically achieved by those with a growth mindset: They do not give up when faced with challenges and view failures as opportunities to improve.
I wish to be part of their journey, but I know they are in good hands.
A Band of Brothers
We’ve all grown together in eight years, witnessing each other’s milestones. Whether it was one of us having our first child, having a child graduate from high school, or supporting their parent’s health, we were all there for one another.
Sharing that I would be moving on was difficult because I knew I was leaving the friends that made my time at work all so worthwhile. And yet, without hesitation, they fully supported this hard decision.
I leave the “Everything’s So Sweet” team knowing I’m only a phone call away. And I promised my team they could still reach me even if I moved to another planet. So, although I’m starting a new chapter, the last one will always be memorable.
This article was produced and syndicated by Parent Portfolio.