Starting Over

Quezon, Philippines
April 24, 2016 6:58am CST
It was almost 8 years ago when I left my job for 13 years without any notice. Well I did filed a resignation (verbally) but my boss wouldn't have it at that time. I was so burned out I needed a break from all the stress of meeting deadlines and other issues so I went AWOL. I did regret having to leave abruptly but I used to justify my decision with reasons like "I was so tired of the routine'; " I want to try other things"; I want to spend more time with my family": etc. But life hasn't been easy as I expected. It was hard coping with more free time but less income. Less income means less friends (I"m glad I got rid of those not so real friends). After some time I learned to adjust to my new life, I became comfortable with it that I decided to set things straight with my former boss. I did not expect him to accept my apologies straightaway but I guess he deserves an explanation and a sincere apology. He did not reply to my Facebook message but what he did surprised me even more. He called me and asked me to work for him again. I was expecting a reproach for what I did but he apologized o me instead. Sir Tom? Apologizing? Hey I was the one who did wrong. Then he offered a complete reinstatement plus a good salary package plus a place to stay so I wouldn't have to travel 4 cities away everyday. So of course, I ended up acquiescing. I had my misgivings having experienced the everyday challenges of running a printing company. But who am I to refuse? It was not the offer that got me to accept but it was how I was welcomed with open arms as if I only left yesterday and I did nothing wrong. Anyway I'm glad to be back, working with the same company that has been my bread and butter years ago and still accepts and appreciates me despite my faults.
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5 responses
@KnehKnah (3491)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
You're very lucky to have an employer like Tom!
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@MALUSE (42680)
• Germany
24 Apr 16
A story with a happy ending!
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@sunrisefan (19137)
• Philippines
1 May 16
For having been invited to be re-hired by your employer, you must be a very good asset to the establishment.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Wow. That's wonderful! Happy new/old job.
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@hereandthere (32518)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
that's amazing! where there any changes while you were gone? did you have to learn new things? are the same people still there?
• Quezon, Philippines
1 May 16
The company has grown with several high tech machines to boast and hired new personnel but about ten people remained from my batch. The company is now into digital and large format and invested into multi-millions-worth of equipment. It's really exciting to learn new things and working with millennials.
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