In as much that I want to make my resignation from our office as silent as possible, it can’t really be avoided that news of my resignation have reached some of my officemates from other departments that every time they see me they ask me if what they heard is true. Well, there’s no need to deny it.
The first question that my officemates ask me once I said yes is “Where are you going?”. It’s always the common question asked to resigning employees here because in our line of business, the manpower demand had been rising lately. Aside from local competitors, the demand abroad had started to rise again after a few years of slowing down.
Whenever I tell them that I’m going nowhere and that I’ll be going to be a full time mother, it seems that they don’t believe me. Well, if they won’t believe me, then it’s not my problem but I can’t also blame them, we have some officemates who didn’t tell the truth when they resign … I can’t get the reason why some people has to make up stories when they resign … the company will try to persuade you not to go on with your plan but if you are really decided, they can’t do anything but to just let you go. As long as you follow the company’s rules on proper exit, the company has no reason to hold anything against you. So, just tell the truth.
The second question usually asked is “Are you sure you won’t get bored at home?” Though I can’t answer it now still I’m optimistic that I won’t. Who will be bored raising two energetic kids? Maybe stressed … but not bored. Even if my kids would be at school, I have a lot of work to be done at home that I know I would be occupied with.
The third question asked is “Are you financially ready?” Well, we have been preparing for this for two years and I can say that “we’re ready!”. This is not just a spur of the moment decision, we have planned for this so I believe that we will be fine. Living a simple life together with my family and with God’s guidance, I’m sure we will be doing great.
Others may not understand why I chose to leave the corporate world despite the financial rewards that I get but I don’t have to explain to them. All I know is that, this decision will be healthy for my family especially to my kids.