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Friday, December 28, 2012

Today is my friend K's last day at work. After 16 years with our office, she has decided to resign. The decision did not come easily as all of us, her friends, were convincing her to stay.

Wag muna! 

Five years na lang may pension ka na kasama ang medical insurance.  

Pwede ka naman lumipat na lang ng department.

Mami miss mo kami!

None of what we said could change her mind. It took her a year to arrive to this point but arrive she did. Her mind is made up. All we can do now is support her decision and cheer her on whatever course she takes.

It's the holiday season and most staff are on leave.  On her last day with us, we had a two hour lunch at Sumo San in Megamall. No worries about the long lunch since there were no bosses anyway. I was on leave by the way but joined them along with the Twerp.  We got our orders out of the way so we could get on to talking.


Spicy Tuna Salad (P218)


Chicken Teriyaki (P228)




Japanese Fried Rice (P228)


K joined our office two years before I did. On my first day at our department, being introduced around to everyone, she stood out as she was very friendly and welcoming. It was very easy to talk to her and to approach her if I needed help with anything. She was the one who said that she recognized me from PNB where we both worked previously. That she also worked there. I was surprised. I'm not good at remembering faces. But I did recall her after a while and I remember even talking to her. We eventually moved to other departments but kept up our friendship. I'm sure that this is not the end of our friendship. I have few close friends but those friends I keep for life. Goodluck K!


promding chamimay December 29, 2012 at 6:17 AM  

wow 16years!!!! i cant imagine coming up with the decision to leave after that long... i stayed with my company for less than 3yrs and i was already having a hard time deciding on whether i should leave.... her reasons must be really really strong....

Vera December 30, 2012 at 2:35 AM  

Wow 16 years! That is such a long time. It must have been a really tough decision to make, but one that had to be done.

Good luck to your friend! :)

Jellybelly,  December 30, 2012 at 4:58 AM  

Yes, everybody tells her how brave she is considering the economy. I'm sure she'll do fine.

Jellybelly,  December 30, 2012 at 5:07 AM  

Yep, once you've had it no amount of reasoning will get you to stay.

filman santiago December 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM  

She must be a brave woman. Making decisions like this one is one hell of a decision making. But I am positive that she's happy with her decision. :) Wish her all the best.

Pinay Ricamora January 4, 2013 at 12:34 AM  

She must really have a great reason to resign. 16 years is 16 years! I just hope it is for a better opportunity and not just because of a problem in the system!

anne lei January 5, 2013 at 8:56 PM  

oh! i have some colleagues here who stays in the company for 20 years now. there must be a good reason why she resigned. i just hope her good vibes in choosing this new journey in her life.

Mommy Maye January 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM  

It is really hard to leave something you used to be with and 16 years is really a long time. For whatever her reasons, maybe that's God's will.

Marie January 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM  

Wow, 16 years !soo long! she must have a perfectly good reason to resign. for me nga, i really want to leave din, but once you have your family pala, every decision is for the family na, not yourself...

Jellybelly,  January 21, 2013 at 12:05 AM  

it helped that she's single and she wants to try something else. of course if she had a family, maybe she would have stayed.

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