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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Goodbye And Thank You, Emerson

My world felt like it was spinning while I was on my way to work. There were a lot of things I was thinking about. I guess that day, being my last day at work, made me all the more anxious. My head hurt a bit.

My work schedule began at 7pm that Friday night. As soon as I got to the office, I immediately opened my emails and began working on the orders I'm scheduled to release. Sigh. It's my final day at Emerson yet there are still a lot of things I had to accomplish. I needed to stay busy the whole shift just so I won't have to face my colleagues and be mellow-dramatic about my exit. I just didn't want them to see me for the last time, cry like a baby.

The time flew really fast that when I checked the clock, it's 3 o'clock in the morning. It was only less than 2 hours before I bid farewell to my 3-year colleagues. By that time, I'm almost done deleting all the personal files I had on my computer until my boss, Mariane, asked me to follow her in one of those rooms for my final coaching. I was a bit confused but I was on my toes and followed her to the room. I thought, maybe she just wanted to see me cry for last time, LOL!

When I got to the room, all six of them (my team mates) were in the small room. There were food on the table. I was about to cry but I held my breath and tried as much as I can to smile. It was so sweet of them to do that for me.

It was always hard to say goodbye. I have been through this in my past employments. But it was different with Emerson. It was actually bitter-sweet. I owe the company a lot. It opened my mind to things I never imagined I'd be able to come across with in my life. I'm able to learn things I never thought my mind would ever grasp. LOL! Not that I'm dumb. I think the company was able to help me mature and taught me a lot to reach for my goals and aspirations. Emerson made me a better employee.

With the best boss everrr! :)

My bosses were really great, especially Mariane. She made me believe in myself and she made me believe I can do more. I was really lucky I was one of her subordinates. 

With the crazy Will! :)

As for my colleagues, they were okay. I never really connected with most them but Will. He's my little brother and he's the only person who understood my craziness. 

To the other guys, maybe they thought I was weird. I can't blame them. As the saying goes - beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. They can judge me however they want and I could care less. I'm just being myself. :)

As I was saying, it was really hard to bid goodbye to old friends and colleagues. Yet, there are a lot of things outside Emerson that I need to discover and there are a whole lot of friends out there that I'd be eager to meet. For now, I'd say goodbye to friends yet I'll be in touch with real ones...

Goodbye and thank you, Emerson!

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