Thursday, June 08, 2006

Two Weeks Left at Work

I will be turning in my resignation today at work. I am not sure where the standard two weeks was created. I am sure if I Googled it, I could find out. However, at the end of today I will make the awful walk into my manager's office and give her the bad news. I am not looking forward to it.

The hardest part will be actually doing work over the next two weeks. I have plenty to do, but when you know you are leaving it is hard to keep up the momentum. You ask yourself..."What is the worst that could happen? I could get fired!" And then you smile and chuckle knowing that you will be leaving anyway.

Luckily I like my job. This is in contrast to so many other people I know. I moved to DC in September last year and this is the third job I found. It has turned out to be the best fit for me and my lifestyle. So, it is always sad to leave places and people that you enjoy being around.

Last Sunday I finished The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Then I started on The World is Flat this week. All I can say is thank you for some hope! The Clash was depressing. I was looking around my world and country and thinking that in the not too distant future all that I have come to know will cease to exist. We will all be fighting and fearing for our existence.

The World is Flat is much more exciting and uplifting. This is due to writing styles as well. The Clash is textbook writing and other book is written through stories, which makes for an easier read as well. Now that I am a couple of hundred pages into The World is Flat, I can't wait for the future. I already utilize or at least know about almost all the technology he is speaking about, but the direction that he states that the world is heading towards is awesome.

Tonight I will be checking out the Washington Nationals vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Should be fun!

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Dave,

    Just wanted to say as an incoming IMBA student, I'm enjoying your blog. I am working in New Jersey and am handing in my official resignation letter tomorrow, although my supervisor already knows. My last day is tenetatively the the 27th. We'll be in Columbia before you know it! I'll look you up when I get there.

    Oh, and go Nationals! I need them to beat up on the Phillies to keep the Mets comfortably in first place! :)

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  2. Thanks for the kind words. The Nationals beat the Phillies.

    I can't wait to start school again as well!

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