Thursday, October 14, 2010

I resigned (again!)

Ok, let’s couple of months ago.....As soon as we decided to move to Auckland, I started applying for jobs based in Auckland. I turned down one , got rejected one and some never got back to me. I gave up and decided to talk to a manager in my current company who has a team based in Auckland office hoping for a direct transfer into a different role while I concentrated on organising our big move.

A week moving into Auckland, I got the confirmation about the direct transfer and started working a week after. Funny how things turned of the jobs I applied found it’s way back to me with an offer on the table!! It is quite an exciting role and it is the one out of so many I applied that I really keen to get my head into. A good opportunity for me to venture into the commercial field while still able to retain in the power industry utilising my engineering skills. I didn’t think I was gonna get due to the lack of direct experience in the commercial area though my working experiences to date does give me some advantages. Anyway, it definitely is something new, I may or may not like it in the end (though I believe I will) but if I never try, I would never know. Right?

So, I resigned after only 2 weeks into my new role. Honestly, I have never felt so bad in my life. My manager had went through all the hassles to get me this role, and I did nothing to repay him but a resignation letter. I felt like all his efforts have gone down the drain although he was very encouraging when I broke the news to him. Adding to the woe, my colleagues were really excited about me joining the team and now.....I am letting them down......

I feel reeeeeeaaaallllllly bad and guilty, but I just can’ all conscience let this opportunity slips through my fingers, y’know? On one hand, I could have chosen to continue working what I do best in a familiar surroundings. On the other hand there is one with unknown challenges awaiting me to explore, a chance to step out of my comfort zone.

It would be a bumpy ride from the beginning, but no pain no gain right?

Wish me luck!


Declan Isaac said...

It is just a job. Don't get too emotional abt it :p

sylvia said...

Good Luck Doreen !!

emotionalistic said...

I used to be in your position once, I just cant get over the guiltiness, but trust me, it heals over time :). Good luck, hun ;).

^^TeReNcE^^ said...

hmm.. understood.. i went thru the same things. 真得不好意思。。

Petite Lass said...

You did the right thing, Doreen. Sometimes, you ought to do something that you ought to do though you feel bad but at the end, you will not regret it ;) All the best! :D I am sure you can pull it through very well.

EastCoastLife said...

Your ex-colleagues would understand. Don't worry about it.

Congrats on getting the job you want. :)

tuti said...

yeah! it's the right move. conscience pricking because you have a heart. keep in touch with the ex company and the nice people there. who knows, may even work together in some areas in the future too. life can never tell. cheers! more reasons to get more clothes, lol!

Doreen said...

Declan Issac:
Am trying (^_^)


Thanks hun! Time is the best healer.

Yeah. Hope I wouldn't have to do it again.

Petite Lass:
Thanks for your encouragement (^_^) I will have to give it my best.

Thanks ECL!

Yes, the world is small, power industry in NZ is even smaller! I'm sure I will cross path with them at some stage. And yes, shopping is my guilt killer! LOL

oceanskies79 said...

Wishing you good luck. Let life unfold in positive and meaningful way for you.

Alicia said...

no worry lah..i even been scolded by the employer just because i didnt sign on the offer letter and accept the other job.... teruk....

Doreen said...

Thanks PY!

Wah my friend, like that also can! Your new employer still want you in the end? Hahahaha

Alicia said...

the 2nd offer came later than that..but i prefer the 2nd one.. so i didnt sign the 1st one... that's y was scolded being wasting their time... gila...