Yup, that’s right; it is now official, I am no longer employed by the State Street Corporation.
Don’t worry, I’m not gonna do what you all think I’m gonna do, which is, you know, FLIP OUT!
That Tom Cruise quote from Jerry Maguire is a perfect example of how not to separate yourself from an employer. The time to flip out is while you still work there and can affect a change, not on your way out the door. My resignation from State Street, on the other hand, was quite professional and I left on very good terms with everyone at the office.
I’m not going to get into the reasons I just resigned from a Fortune 500 company in the middle of a recession with no guarantee of job but will say it was time to move on and pursue other opportunities.
It might seem crazy to resign from a decent paying job while the economy sputters, but I’ve done a very, very good job over the past two and a half years of paying off my debts and saving up enough money to sustain myself for at least the next 6 months.
Overall, I enjoyed my time at State Street and learned a good deal about the corporate world but it was time for me to move on.
I’ve got a few plans for the coming months and my now abundance of “free” time but will tackle that topic in another post.
To all the people I’ve met over the past two and a half years at State Street, thank you for the memories and good luck to all of you!