I do, I really do, hate to say good-bye…I’ve never been good at it, it always makes me sad and usually makes me cry. Of course this all goes back to those childhood issues of abandonment, but that’s a story for another day. Today I want to talk about saying good-bye to a girl (her choice, instead of being called a woman…she said woman is how you refer to her mother, not her) I’ve worked with for twelve years. During that twelve-year period, we’ve talked about a lot of things, shared a lot of jokes and laughter, indulged in a little gossip, shared recipes and make up tips, cried a little, argued and made up a few times, and just generally developed a good relationship.
Susie started out working full-time in the receiving department, but our company began having more and more of the products we carry delivered directly from our warehouses, so that position was done away with. In the reorganization, several positions were combined into one part-time position which Susie accepted…it wasn’t an easy transition for her…it wouldn’t have been an easy thing for anyone to accept…but she did the job well.
She eventually decided to look for a full-time position elsewhere and found a job in a medical manufacturing company that would be full-time and provide her with benefits. When she told me she had turned in her two weeks’ notice I all but called her a liar…I thought she was joking. But, come to find out, she wasn’t. So now it’s time to say good-bye. Today is Susie’s last day with us, truck day of all days…now that’s some kind of dedication to make that be your last day.
I sincerely hope this new path that Susie has chosen to take will provide her with happiness, that she’ll enjoy her new job and quickly make new friends among her co-workers. Transition is never easy, it’s often more comfortable to remain in our current situation even though it isn’t exactly what we want. So Susie, I just want to say, “Thanks for the memories. I hope we’re able to keep in touch and maybe now we’ll have the time to go do some shopping in Nashville, Indiana or Greenwood. Best of luck to you, girl.”
I have a lot of really cute pictures of Susie, but she said she’d hunt me down and kill me if I posted them…I figure this one should be okay since you can’t see her face. I have never been able to understand her aversion to having her face posted online (hmm…Susie, are you hiding from the FBI or in the witness protection program?), she’s just so darn cute! I’m really going to miss you, Susie…love ya bunches.
- Hating to Say Good Bye! “Farewell Party” (litadavina.wordpress.com)