Yesterday, I sat down with my boss to explain that I’ll be leaving. He was super about it.
His actions were very professional and, seemingly quite honestly, he told me that he had been wondering how long he’d be able to keep me around (he knew I was unhappy in general) and wished me the best of luck. I’m sure that he was sincere in that wish. That’s the one thing I’ll miss… working with and for my immediate supervisor. He is a great guy, and is very under-utilized or mis-utilized there.
My boss’s actions yesterday morning, and throughout the day speak volumes about him as a person and a manager. Someday, I hope I can tell my employees that I’m happy for them if I’m ever in the same position, and at the same time, I hope I’m never in that position, though, I’m sure I will be at some point.
It was a tough day in some aspects though. I’m a sales person, and I like to make sure my clients are taken care of, so the first thing I wanted to do was get them all the information that I’m leaving, and to let them know what they should do, who to contact, and how to get in touch with the company after I’ve left… but, that’s all a big question right now still.
I think it’ll take my boss a few days to figure out what’s going to happen after I leave (I was the only person doing my job, and the two or three jobs that should be filled to really support someone in my position).
He was talking today like he might just hire a bunch of rep firms to handle my duties, which is pretty sad, in my opinion, but that thought alone speaks volumes about why I’m leaving. No plan, and no desire for a good long term plan… not something I’m interested in honestly.
Tomorrow will be interesting, I’m sure.