Monday, November 3, 2008

Three Pre-requisites Of My Resignation, Blessing or Curse?

Just this morning, I gave my resignation letter to my manager. But prior to that, he talked to me about things and asked me if my decision was final. I replied to him, "yes". He then asked me of three things. First, he wanted me to finish all of the assigned tasks. Second he does not want me to be absent like do unnecessary leaves. Third, he wanted me to help RDI for their recruitment of new software engineers in Cebu. I don't know why they love Cebu.

I honestly was not sure of those things. The first condition was a little difficult because of the fact that the tasks he is giving me keeps coming. I just thought that he could lessen the load and focus more on the transition phase. Well anyway, I have to do what I have to do. For the second part, I will be absent if it is really necessary. In my almost one year of my stay in the company, I only had availed for two sick leaves when I got really sick because of the drastic change in weather and had availed for four vacation leaves. I even got a perfect attendance in my first six months. Basically, being absent for no good reason is totally out of question. On the third part, I honestly did not promise him anything but I will try to ask around. I just felt that I have no credibility at convincing other people to work at the company that I am going to leave soon. And personally, I cannot recommend the company simply because of my personal reasons which are private and confidential.

Anyway, I ended up my day at the office with a little delay in my work because our server computer which is our database server where I was connecting my desktop, was not working and so my work did not progress a lot. I just managed to do some code re-factoring or re-implementation by changing some algorithmns in our code and doing a technical analysis in our end-to-end system tests.

If you asked me of what lessons I had with today? They are:

1.) Don't commit yourself to something you aren't sure you can do.
2.) Don't promise if you can't at least be responsible about it.

I just felt I am still blessed even if I have lots of things to do and I thank my family, friends and most of all our God for everything. I know I will learn a lot from this.

The stuff toys on the picture above are: Pong the turtle, Rich the cow which looks like a pig to me, Bench the cute bear with the heart and Scare the cute bear with really coarse covering which what could be the fur. My condo mates and I own those cute toys.


freeze said...

good luck! recession man sa SG, you still landed a promising job.

wen said...

kaya mo yan, pare! :) hehe you'll eventually get pass the resignation thing, & enjoy your life in singa. :) best of luck! cute toys, by the way! :)

Hugo and Roxanne T. said...

It surely could be a blessing in disguise. Fulfilling the company's request will do two things: you'll leave with a peace of mind of doing a job well done and you'll remain in good terms with the company. This may be important for you in the future, when you land your next great position. You might need them for a good reference.

So, keep your chin up and start imagining about all the wonderful new experiences that lie ahead. We look forward to hearing about them.

Many Blessings....Roxanne and Hugo
~ Believe Achieve

xgenesis007 said...

@@ freeze
I think not just SG but every nation but the good thing is when I check the business mirror, Asian stocks right now is rebounding. Hoping it's not going to be worse. Yep good luck and God bless to this new road I take.

@@ wen
Thanks wen....

@@ hugo and roxanne t.
Yes, you are perfectly right hugo and roxanne. I am hoping for the best and I will definitely share to you what's going to happen.

Jane Jane said...

Wow! I wish you the best of luck on your new career. I think it would be more exciting and challenging. :)

xgenesis007 said...

I think so too jane jane :D
Thanks for dropping by.

The Muse said...

Many prayers and blessings I offer up for you. I believe your post is well written and you are approaching the departure with honor and integrity. Something we need more of these days.
Thanks for visiting my poetry blog...I do ever so appreciate your support.

xgenesis007 said...

@@ the muse

Thanks a lot.