My last day at Big Box Hardware is this Friday, and I have to admit that it’s kind of bittersweet. When I left the (corrupt) lab last year, it was with a heavy heart. But I couldn’t stand by and watch things that I felt potentially jeopardize patients’ health happen. Instead, a campaign seemed to be launched against me to force me out.
But I had already been working at Big Box Hardware part time for some spare cash. My boss at the time immediately jumped in and gave me full time hours for as long as he possibly could. That ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be.
My job searched stopped and started and stalled on more than one occasion. I’m not going to lie, I was depressed about the whole situation. I was angry at the way things had turned out at the lab, even though I was in the right. I managed to put my student loans into forbearance, and I trucked on.
And here we are – Friday is my last day. I’ve made a lot of good friends there, some I even intend to stay in touch with. But it’s time to move on, start a new chapter, and all that jazz.
I wish I had something profound or inspirational, but if we’re being honest, I’m freaking exhausted and am totally going to be in bed by 8. I just wanted to mark the occasion with a small footnote to the whole affair. It’s time to move on, it’s time to start over.