Last Friday, I left my first job out of university to go to another company after working for two years. This isn’t necessarily the first time I’ve ever left a job; I’ve left part-time jobs and fixed-length internships in the past. However, this is the first time I’ve had to write a serious resignation letter.
Shit’s weird in the adult world. You spend so much of your time during your working years getting close to your coworkers, expending countless brain cycles together for the sake of solving problems and growing the business. I’m not surprised when feelings are hurt when people leave a company. Leaving is a message, of sorts, that you plan to adjust the trajectory of your life away from your peers.
Well, I’ll be starting my life anew in a multi-billion dollar company, which will be the largest company I’ve worked at so far. I don’t know what to expect; I mean, based on my own research via Glassdoor and word-of-mouth, it appears that I’ve got nothing to be afraid of. Still, having to prove myself again amongst new peers will be an interesting experience. I’ve got some faith in my own abilities, but you never really know how the world plans to test you in new environments.
I’ll miss my current coworkers, though. I’m lucky to have met some good people during my first job after graduating. There’s nothing more that I could have asked for ^_^; I just hope that they understand that my decision to leave has nothing to do with them personally. I’m kinda in the place where I want to see as much of the industry as possible, in the hopes that one day all my cumulative experiences will guide me when I start my own company.