I’m still suffering from self-induced shell shock after a sudden Life-defining decision I took recently and for now I can’t really see what lies ahead. Anyhow, someday in the near future when I eventually figure it out I’ll tell you here or on my Office blog why I did this…
2nd February, 2009
The Managing Director,
The Company Address,
JonXavier I. A.
So there! I’ve done it. It’s official.
And so with no savings, no prospective job offers and my future plans teetering on Jeopardy Mountain, I’ve finally done what I’ve been threatening to do for months and thrown in the towel. Interestingly, since then I’ve been getting mixed reactions since I called/SMS-ed my friends and siblings to give them the gist. Here’s a sample:
Woomie asked me if it was “faith or foolishness” (I still think it was half a dozen of one and 6 parts of the other).
Rayo was stunned (or so I think?).
My sis says it’s the most courageous thing I’ve ever done.
Esquire said… (what did he say actually? I think he just repeated my statement).
My ex-fling asked why I did such a stupid thing when I no other job offers.
My best friend (female), T Banky said nothing (and I thought she’d be the first to call me back and cry with me. Hmmm…)
Three other “best friends” of mine have said nothing too.
My elder bro said I shoulda consulted with him first (surprising because he’s been pestering me to sod the job since Day Half)
One other friend said it’s part of God’s bigger plans for me (Amen!)
Haven’t told my younger bro yet (as a result of my bruised ego, really)
My mum’s yet to check her e-mail as of when I wrote this… (methinks she’ll do a Thanksgiving when she does read it)
Haven’t told any of my Blogville wives too (for fear of receiving multiple e-divorces)
And I just told the rest of you…
In the midst of all these, Wo’s question still haunts me though.
Was this really faith? Or foolishness?
 Section 1 of the Employment Agreement dictates that “one month’s notice is required by either party for normal termination of employment after the probation period. Two weeks shall be required during probation.”
I finished Probation 3 months ago but my full employment had never been confirmed so technically, I was still under Probation. The Boss disagreed with my thinking though so we’re still trying to reach a compromise on that thorny issue. He says he’ll pay me to stay the whole month but I find it hard to believe until I see the paper or see it on paper!