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Thursday, March 30

Anyone want to help me write a letter of resignation?

I GOT THE JOB!!!! *grins from ear to ear* They called this afternoon just before 2pm. I have to go sign some papers tomorrow and I start on April 17th! I'll be making more than I've ever made before and I get full benefits AND a pension plan! Life is good.

I will get one week of vacation this summer and two next year. That's going to be the hardest part but I'll live with it.

*does a happy dance*


Blogger ~Nutz said...

OMG!!! Am I the first to congratulate you???

Woo hoo!!!

I'm so happy for you!

Thu. Mar. 30, 03:29:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger ~Nutz said...

Dear Mean Jean,

You suck! You are a miserable bitch! Go to hell! Oh... and I'll be gone in two weeks.



How was that? *grin*

Thu. Mar. 30, 03:31:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Breezy said...

Yay!!!! *hops all over* I'm soooo excited and happy for you!!!

*does a little dance*
*gets down tonight*

Thu. Mar. 30, 03:39:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger mm said...

Congratulations Lightsy!!!

I am very happy for you.


Thu. Mar. 30, 04:51:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Congrats! What will you be doing? The same thing?

Thu. Mar. 30, 05:00:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Syren said...

Yay!!!! I am so excited for you.

I think Nutz letter sounds about right.

Thu. Mar. 30, 05:53:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger MTW said...

Yay for Lightsy! They must be smart people to hire you!!!

*smooches Lights*
*smooches Nutz*
*smooches MM*
*smooches Breezy*
*smooches Sonya*
*smooches Syren*

Sorry, got a little carried away!

Thu. Mar. 30, 06:04:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Bravie said...

Fucking awesome. I am sooooo happy for you you. I'm going to miss Mean Jean but i know that you won't. *big smooooches*

Thu. Mar. 30, 07:10:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger momma said...


Dear Mean Jean,

Take this job and shove it!


Thu. Mar. 30, 07:37:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Seana said...

Oh, hooray for you!! Go lights, go!

That's so wonderful.

Thu. Mar. 30, 08:43:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Puffy said...

Congratulations! Is there any way that you can take the new computer at work with you when you leave? The new job sounds fantastic! Benefits! Pension! More money! How's the monitoring on computer usage?

Fri. Mar. 31, 02:26:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Lasann said...

It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood.


Fri. Mar. 31, 09:15:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger thndrkttn said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! Congrats! I'm so happy for you! I have to leave early today and I knew you were supposed to find out by week's end. Glad it happened early.

I love Nutzy's letter especially the "You suck!" part.

Please, please, please tell us what her reaction to this is. That will be the best part!

Fri. Mar. 31, 09:16:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Swami said...

*LOUD inarticulate, sorta-Cowboy yell*

Oh, this is so sweet, Lights. You get a fab new job and get to thumb your nose at Mean Jean. I hope this is busy season at Mean Jean's! How many sick days do you have left there?

Fri. Mar. 31, 09:27:00 a.m. EST  
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Fri. Mar. 31, 09:55:00 a.m. EST  
Blogger Emily RugBurn said...


Fri. Mar. 31, 01:03:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Have a good weekend!

I bet Y&R was good today.

Fri. Mar. 31, 01:57:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger Zombs said...

I feel bad! I missed the news yesterday! But yay! How great is that!

Screw you Mean Jean!

Did you give 2 weeks yet?

Fri. Mar. 31, 03:46:00 p.m. EST  
Blogger kim (weltek) said...

*bounces* Hoooooooooooraaaay!

Congrats, lightsy! And please use Nutz' & momma's resignation suggestions. Pretty please.

Fri. Mar. 31, 04:26:00 p.m. EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*Tells Mean Jean to kiss Lightsy's ass*

Woo Hoo! So happy for you, Lightsy.

Sun. Apr. 02, 03:37:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

Thanks so much everyone. Sorry I've been amongst the missing lately. Between getting a different computer here at work and deleting cookies and favorites, I just haven't been able to check in much.

The boss took it well on Friday. I purposely waited until Mean Jean was gone before I told him. He did make a little joke about not asking Mean Jean for a reference which I thought was pretty funny and showed that he knows exactly why I'm leaving.

Should be interesting to see what kind of reception I get from her today but if she says one word in a bitchy tone to me today or the next two weeks, I'm outta here.

I was in a curling bonspiel this weekend so I didn't get a chance to update from home either. On Friday night I was wondering why I had agreed to curl when I suck so bad at it, but by Saturday night I was starting to get the hang of it. It was fun to get out and do something instead of spending the weekend at home.

I'll probably be pretty hit and miss around here for a while. I've got to try and write instructions on how to do my job because I'm sure it will take Mean Jean a while to find someone and there won't be enough time to properly train them.

Thanks again for all the crossed fingers and good thoughts.

The new job is as a Buyer. I get to shop for a living. *grin* It's more money, benefits, paid vacation, pension plan, life insurance. I had none of these things here.

Sick days? *snort* What are those? I didn't even get paid for vacation. I was paid only for hours that I actually worked because I was technically a "self-employed contract worker".

I was LMAO at the letters you all helped with. I ended up not even giving him one because I could only come up with one line and anything else that I could think of saying was either a lie or not nice. My mother always told me if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. *giggle*

Miss you guys! Once things settle down I'll be back. Have fun and miss me a little bit.

Mon. Apr. 03, 07:26:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Swami said...

Um, Lights? It is always better to have your dated and signed resignation in writing. Just one sentence will do.

Dear Boss,

This is a written confirmation of my verbal notice of resignation on Friday, March 31st.

Fuck you,

Well, you can probably leave out the "fuck you" part, but I do think it is important to have him possess some kind of signed paper from you spelling out the date you quit. You don't need to give any reasons. Be totally terse, but put it in writing. Otherwise maybe they can make up whatever they want and put it in your file.

Don't give Mean Jean one last chance to bite you on the ass because her company was not "properly notified" that you were leaving. I don't know what the rules for a self-employed contract worker are in Canada but if Mean Jean can give you a mean parting gift she likely will. Protect yourself.

Mon. Apr. 03, 09:34:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Zombs said...

Agree with Swami. Maybe add also that during your last 2 weeks you will be available to train your replacement.

Never hurts to have that in writing.

Mon. Apr. 03, 11:43:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger Coco said...

Wooooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!

Lightsy, you are the BEST!

*happy dance*

Tue. Apr. 04, 10:43:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger augie said...

I'm very late, but wanted to say "WOO HOO FOR YOU".

Yay Lights!

Sat. Apr. 15, 08:09:00 a.m. EDT  

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