Sunday, April 24, 2022

Update on my friend leaving the company, but moving to a new career elsewhere

Last Friday was my friend's final day at work. My team is horrible at sendoffs. I ended up creating an online meeting for us to say goodbye to her and solicited donations towards a farewell gift separately, if folks wanted to donate.

To explain the situation, my friend originally got a job as a project manager within the company. She was to move to a different department.

I had warned her about her soon-to-be new manager. She was toxic towards me and isn't a nice person. Sure enough, she never finalized my friend's contact and how much she would be earning. She also wanted my friend to work both was a writer and project manager for two months at her current pay.

My friend appreciated the warning that I gave her. She decided to quit. She deserved better. I don't blame her.

She does have a new job lined up and starts just over a week from now. I'm happy for her.

As a team, before this pandemic, we would normally get together for a farewell lunch. My friend isn't comfortable being in a large crowd. Instead, she'd rather have a meal with me and one other colleague. We'll be doing that soon.

I have collected enough funds to get her a spa gift basket. I need to figure out how to get her mailing address to get it delivered to her. I may need to ask my manager first. Otherwise, I may need to ask her directly, which kind of ruins the entire vibe.


  1. I have often just said to my friends "no argument, i'm sending you something, it's a surprise, but i need an address". they're usually quite alright with giving it to me. it doesn't ruin the surprise abit, but at least they'll have something to look forward to. i hope she enjoys the spa basket.

    1. I did something similar. I simply asked for her mailing address and got it! I can't wait to hear from her when her spa basket arrives.

  2. Hi just checking in.
    I hope you are well.
    I haven’t been blogging fir a while.
    I will see you around.

    1. It's great hearing from you, Michael! I hope you're well. I see that you have a recent post, so I'll check it out.

      I haven't been posting as regularly as I used to. Some time away from blogging does wonders, but I do miss it.

      Take care,

  3. Hi and I hope you are well.
    Sorry not to have been around much.
    I would have liked to have been of assistance on Valentines Day.

    1. You're so thoughtful, Michael. My Valentine's Day wasn't all that exciting, other than indulging in chocolate. Not bad at all. =)