Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Delimma of the Day

In all the excitement these past 2 days, I overlooked one minor, teeny tiny detail... I have to quit my job. Which is really hard for me. I have been working for the same company, a very small orthodontic lab, for almost a year. I was the only employee for about 7 months then we started to grow and I am now the head of sales I guess you would say. I have 3 sales reps under me that I manage and I'm not really happy working here anymore. That's not the point. The point is, my boss is a great guy, probably the best boss I have ever had. I was his bartender a year ago and one day he asked me if I would like to come work for him and get out from behind that bar, I accepted immediately. He knows about my sailing history, and how much I miss the sea, and he politely listens as I ramble on about how great it used to be in Key West every time one of my old sailing buddies calls while I'm at work, which sends me into an "I need to get to Key West now" frenzy. Which is a reason that I think he will understand when I tell him about the great opportunity that I have now taken. I just don't know how to tell him. I need to work right up until the day before I leave and I don't want to put my last paycheck in jeopardy if he does get upset. (which I doubt will happen) Today marks 2 weeks exactly until I leave for MD. I am headed to Houston this weekend to visit family and friends that I wont see for a while depending on how long I'm gone, so I think I will hold off till Monday and break the news to him then. It was not a hard decision for me to make. Its just hard to tell my friend/boss that I have to leave. I can be replaced. I know that. Its just gonna be hard for him to find someone as awesome as me to take my place! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hey there. Just looked on google blogs to see if there was anyone who works for an orthodontic lab. I was curious if you could, or knew someone who could, create a set of fake braces for me. I think you can do it with a Hawley retainer style and then just brackets on the outside. I have a stone model of my teeth to make things easier. (I need it for a costume and to help a friend "Take the plunge" and get braces. I figure if I wear them, then I can show her that it's something she should do. This works, of course, because I see her once a year!)