August 8th, 2007

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Resign or Die

I had a meeting with the new CEO, R, of my company. He thought it would be best if I tender my resignation and give my two weeks notice. He said it wasn't a performance issue, but a fit issue. I am not passionate about my job and that it would be best if I were to pursue my passion. He's right. I don't really like my job. What I really want to do is to get into graphic design, or possibly writing. Something creative. R commented that the only e-mails I ever sent to him were regarding the company's logo. Anyway, it wasn't presented as an option, but as a way for me leave gracefully without just being fired.

I was told that I would be given help to find something and was offered to be introduced to the head of Zingerman's Bakery (they also have a restaurant and stuff). Apparently they have a graphics department. R said he do what he could to help. Of course, if I were to pursue something other than what I would love to do, I would not be getting that much help. Living your passion is very important to R. Having the right person in the right place can work wonders. He wants me to be doing something I love. So do I, but the problem is that I don't have much in the way of formal training in graphic arts.

I will also be getting 4 weeks pay besides what I earn during my last two weeks.

I can't say that I was surprised by this. In a way it is kind of a relief now that the other shoe has finally dropped. Still, I'm rather bummed about the whole thing.

Any one know of any openings for in graphic arts or writing that does't require a lot of exprience?
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