Sad to see a close colleague go

@aejey322 (1006)
Philippines
August 16, 2012 12:14am CST
Yesterday, we had a farewell party for a colleague who resigned. She was my partner from the Accounting team. I have been with the company for almost 11 years, and for 11 years I have been working with her in terms of my Accounting requirements. It's sad to know that she will leave the company. I have been very reliable on her because she is really accurate and fast when it comes to transaction processing. I really never encountered any problem working with her. Yesterday, we surprised her with the party. She really cried because she never expected it. I was one of the few who gave her a farewell message, and it was hard. But I just did it jokingly. But seriously, I really felt sad. But knowing her reason, I also feel happy for her. She will be migrating to New Zealand together with her family. So for personal fulfillment, she is trying her luck there. But knowing her, I believe she could easily find a good job. I just wish her all the best and happiness in life. She promised to keep in touch with me though. I hope I could meet another office colleague like her. I hope the one who replaced her will be as consistent as she is. But of course I will not give high expectations...
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10 responses
• India
18 Aug 12
Hello my friend aejey322 Ji, Firstly I got a shock of loosing, then realising that She is changing her to some other palce. One should take it in a sportive spirit and wish her all the best for her futuire life. May God bless You and have a great time
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
16 Aug 12
Well said farewell, a word is always sad. Certainly after 11 years of working together, now one of you had established a good relationship. this I have deduced from what you wrote. Certainly the family, with their needs, has priority even on the work. However, you should be happy just thinking about , moving to new zealand, his life will be even happier than before. after all from what you said you will always be in contact. in all ways, I can understand the emptiness that this person will leave to all of you.
• Bangladesh
16 Aug 12
Nature is just like an invalid man. It cant see, or it cant hear or walk. Looks like its kinda random and purposeless. For now we can say new ones will replace your coleaue. But our mind feels a pinching pain in the heart as our near and dear ones snatches away evacuating everything from our heart. Any way its just the sense of pain of losing something permanently. Actualy we are being used as puppets in the hands of nature and helplessly we are ascribing human form or nature on our nature but in vain. TC
• Bangladesh
16 Aug 12
Nature is just like an invalid man. It cant see, or it cant hear or walk. Looks like its kinda random and purposeless. For now we can say new ones will replace your coleaue. But our mind feels a pinching pain in the heart as our near and dear ones snatches away evacuating everything from our heart. Any way its just the sense of pain of losing something permanently. Actualy we are being used as puppets in the hands of nature and helplessly we are ascribing human form or nature on our nature but in vain. TC
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
11 years of togetherness is indeed a good reason to feel sad. but like what you said, it's for her personal decision of finding luck. I am sure you will always miss her especially on everyday while you work. I hope the friendship between you and your friend will stay intact inspite of the distance
@caopaopao (1044)
• China
16 Aug 12
Dear aejey, It's not easy to have a good colleague. Good colleague makes our work smooth going. I'm sorry to know that your close colleague left, but at the same time we should feel happy for her, maybe it's a good chance for her. Don't worry, you will adapt to the new one. Hope the new one is as good as the former one. Have a nice day!
@ARIES1973 (9437)
• Legaspi, Philippines
16 Aug 12
At least leaving for better future will somehow lessen the sadness that you felt. Although we may be sad be cause we know that our friend will be leaving, still the fact that she will be doing it for her own good would somehow ease the pain. I also had one of my close friend, a former office mate transferred to Thailand to work there.
@Raine38 (9050)
• United States
16 Aug 12
Awww, it's really sad to see good colleagues go. I remember my own farewell party. I even got a musc video of all our company activites with me and my team in it (I'm also from Accounting =)) and a scrapbook of all memorable pics. I shed a few tears but then even though it's been a year since then, we still keep in touch.
@berting600 (3461)
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
It is the most natural human reaction when someone very closed to you leaves for good really you have to give way for her farewell.You can still have a companion in your department but not as closed as your friend but time permits you can adjust and a friendship will always be realized but that is if your office mate is also good with you.
• Philippines
16 Aug 12
yes,i agree with you its sad to see a close colleague go,but we need to accept it,because they have thier reasons to leave the company for best opportunity for herself and her family members,just keep in touch with her as your friend.