It's Hard To Say Goodbye...

Jacksonville, Florida
August 1, 2011 2:50pm CST
As some of you already know I will be moving very soon. Today was my last day of work and I am really sad to say goodbye. This place has been a blessing for me to work in. This is the best job I have ever had my entire life so I am definitely going to miss it terribly. I just feel kind of down and I'm having more of a hard time than I realized I would. This place is a small company with only 5 employees so we are like a small family instead of just a business. I have never worked at a place so family oriented either, if I had to take one of children to the doctor's or whereever they would just say go ahead that comes first before here. It's just a nice place to work... Do you find it hard to say goodbye? Did you have to leave a job that you once really loved? How hard was it for you?
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18 responses
• United States
1 Aug 11
I understand how you feel.It is hard to say good bye sometimes.I had to leave a job which i loved and was good at.Just cherish the time you had at your job and remember the nest chapter of your life awaits.I hope you find another job that you like.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
It is very hard. My last day my boss didn't make it any easier. He hugged me and told me what a pleasure it was working with me and that he is going to miss me. It made it more difficult but it was nice to hear at the same time.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
1 Aug 11
I don't know if I ever experience such warm, and family - oriented work environment. Does such place exist in my world? I never see it through my 5 years work. Majority of places I work for just won't treat me justified. Some of them rip me off with their low wage offer, and long hours work. Also they won't treat you like human beings. Most likely like slave to them. I felt terrible that you have to leave a place you love the most. Maybe the next place your work won't be like this one. But I hope that you will find a new place adaptable to you at least.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
Oh I'm sorry that you have never experienced it. It is awesome. I don't know if you will ever find it but I hope you do! I got really lucky and I know that. I am so grateful I got to work in such a great place. Yeah it made me really sad to leave but if it will bring better things in my life it is worth it.
• United States
2 Aug 11
No, but I will soon. I am going to need more money and unless I can find a another part time job , I will have to leave a job I love. It must be so hard. But look at it this way, you soon will be with Hubby . Hang in there.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 11
Yes it was very difficult for me. =( I knew it had to be done but I didn't like it...
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• United States
7 Aug 11
I know. You are a nice person so it Had to be hard. So Hard.
2 Aug 11
really hard to say goodbye on people especially if they already became your friend and you all become like one family, I'm still studying so I never experienced leaving a job yet, but I think it's the same feeling when I graduated high school, it's hard to leave my classmates because i know that after that all of us will go to other universities for college and will not see each other as often.
• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Mar 12
Yeah it was hard leaving because I became close to everyone there. I will miss the customers too. Yeah it is hard to say goodbye.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
It is indeed hard to say goodbye especially if the people or the place you are going to leave has been a part of your happy life. I feel for you, dear.You were indeed blessed to have such a workplace and people to work with. But, you need to embrace the change that you are about to do. Sometimes, we need to say goodbye to give way to a more better choice. Goodluck and God bless you.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 11
I was very blessed to have worked at such a great place. It was a really nice place to work. I am going to miss it terribly =( Thank you for the good wishes.
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
We must consider ourselves lucky for having a job that we like. In your case, it would really be difficult, because they became your family already for the past years. You have developed a bonding that made your work lighter and happier. But then, goodbyes are meant to be said, when the situation calls for it. Just keep in touch with them always. There are a lot of ways to communicate,despite the distance.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 11
I do definitely consider myself lucky for having a job I enjoyed so much while it lasted. Yes I will be keeping in touch with them always.
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Hi. Yes, it's always hard to say good bye. It maybe with a person, with a house you lived in or with your work. But, I always think that change is always better. Good luck.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Aug 11
It is so hard for me. And you say change is always better. There I have to disagree with you. Change scares the life out of me. I would rather have a boring life than always have change coming...
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 11
lovingmybabies hi yes indeed after 23 years there and being one of the library family coworkers I was nonplused when I went to my manager to ask for a weeks leave for surgery to then be told in the oddest way quote I hate to do this as you are one of my best wo rkers but I must lay you off. after all you are almost eighty and you have athritis.blah blah so unbeknown to the rest I just said I had resigned. they gave me a farewell luncheon and three hundred dollars. two weeks later the branch manager and her spiteful second in command were both fired for illegally firing me on the grounds only of age. ageism they called it. so I was asked to return to wo rk only they had waited a bit too long I had a bad fall and smashed my left shoulder. had to have surgery to remove the pulverized bones and put in a shoulder joint replacement. well folks it did not work like my real shoulder joint thus I was left with only 20 percent usage of my left arm. so my library days were done for sure. I hated retirement until I found mylot and its saved my sanity and my life as I felt like just walking into traffic and let myself get killed. I had felt like I was of no use to anyone any longer. now I have mylot and its a real blessing to me.my coworkers were all my friends too.we keep in touch but not very often as I am widowed while they all have families and are busy.out of sight out of mind. sad but true.I had been the victim of the second in command as she did not want anyone over fifty in what she called her library.lol four of the crew were in their early 70's but she could not fire them all so I was chosen as I was the oldest.grrrrrrrrrrrr. very unfair.She the second in command I still have a hatred for but she did not last long as she was also fired for being part of my unfair firing. she herself was fifty so I wonder what she will do now as shes about 70.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
Wow that is very unfair and like you said illegal! I hate that kind of stuff. Doesn't it always seem like things like this happen to great people who don't deserve it? I hate it. I'm glad they got in trouble for it but still, it wasn't right. I'm sorry you went through that and that you don't have full use of your arm. =( I am glad your on Mylot and glad I met you.
@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Aug 11
It's good that you had a nice place to work at. I think that that creates the best type of working environment. I have to say that I find it sometimes difficult to say goodbye as well. It's certainly not always the easiest thing to do. Especially when it's a place that you've enjoyed going to.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
It is good and I am glad that I things were good while I was there. I already miss it but I know in life this happens. =( It definitely wasn't easy, especially when my boss came and hugged me and told me what a pleasure it was working with me and that he is going to miss me.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
1 Aug 11
I do find it hard to say goodbye....and I had a job I hated to leave. I once worked in a nursing home and fell in love with all the residents...it was so tough to go in for my last day and tell them that I wouldn't be coming back!
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
Me too. I absolutely hated to leave this job but with moving I didn't have an option. It made me really sad though. Yeah, thank goodness I didn't have customers that I had to tell. But I did have co-workers to tell...
@pbbbsra (1214)
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
I did worked before for different companies and different fields... and every time... as like always, there will be an end of the road where each of us have to part ways. Not only work actually. I still remember how hard it was for me to say goodbye to my friends when I graduated from elementary, and then the same pain when I graduated in high school... again for college graduation. In life, we meet a lot of people, and we cannot stay beside them or with them for the rest of our lives. Because like us, they too have to grow and they too have their own places to go. The good part of it is that we dont really have to say goodbye and close all communications. I am still in touch with most of my friends. sometimes I still wish I could go back to those days when we were together... but most of the time things can't be as like we want. Maybe you have a better place to go. It's all part of God's plan and you have to have faith that He knows better.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Aug 11
That is true, there is always a time where you have to leave but for me its never easy. I will stay in touch with most of them too. I know God knows better and that is the only thing that is keeping me strong.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
5 Aug 11
I too work in a small company. There are also only 5 of us in the office, and 7 on the floor. At most days, it just feels like a family too. When it's time for me to leave (when I find a better job), I think I would also have a difficult time. Goodluck with your move. I'm still catching up on notifications, but I hope that the next discussion of yours that I respond to will be at your new place.
@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
5 Aug 11
I'm so sorry. That speaks well of the place you work that you hate to leave it. And you must be one of a great group of employees to make the company hard to part with. I hope the place you move to has nothing but good things in store for you.
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
4 Aug 11
Yep goodbyes are hard. i've never had that experience with jobs but I did have that feeling when i moved out from our first home. that place was simply heaven for me, the place i grew up in and i knew everyone around the neighborhood. i was so heartbroken when we had to leave that place and all the people behind. it not only made me sad but mad as well that we had to move. anyway we have moved a few times after that but never felt anything like the first time we moved. i don't really socialize with people of my neighborhood much and don't even know half of them families in the neighborhood.
3 Aug 11
i know where you are coming from. i find it hard to leave a place.. its not even so much to do with the people that i hate leaving or anything.. its that i enjoy routine, and i enjoy where i feel safe.. and if i've been in ajob for awhile i'll feel safe and secure so i don't like to leave it for that reason.. but just remember why you are doing it and how much it will benefit your life! :)
@jsae29 (1122)
• Philippines
2 Aug 11
Saying goodbye is really difficult, specially if you're saying goodbye to people who you grew close with. Sometimes you just need to turn your back and never look back. When I resigned from my first job, it was really heartbreaking for me. I wanted to take back my resignation paper but it's no longer possible. The people in office were like my second family. We shared a lot experiences, ups and downs of our jobs. But I needed to go, for the sake of my real family.
@mindym (979)
• United States
1 Aug 11
It is hard to say goodbye, especially at a job that you are so comfortable at. I have not had many jobs, but the job I had the longest was the one that was the toughest to leave. The employees were long term and we built such great friendships, which made work fun. Luckily, I am still in contact with most of my former co-workers. My main job is working in a classroom, and I have learned to build a wall because in the past, I have gotten so emotional when the end of the school year arrives. I grow attached to these children and see them grow and thrive, so it is tough once the end of the school year comes. But even preparing myself and saying goodbye at the end of the school year does not come easy.
@fannitia (2170)
• Bulgaria
1 Aug 11
I've worked at the same place for a long time now. I like my work very much, but I don't like the ambience. And it becomes worse and worse. Anyway, it's too late to try and make a change. And my payment is not good at all so I have to do a spare job. You should be glad to have had this experience in your work place. Now it's sad to leave it but you'll always have a warming memory in your heart. I wish you to find another good place to work.