Turning the Page
Last week my full time customer facing technical support position wound down. The company is closing their Vancouver office in a consolidation move. The timing of the lay-off is excellent for me. I've been exploring new career options, and this allows me to do so without the distraction of a day job as well as giving me a small safety net.
Although a generally a happy time, there are regrets. The team I worked in was awesome, and I'm going to really miss everyone. Quite surprising when you consider I worked the 10pm to 6am shift and seldom interacted with them face-to-face! (The day-walkers called my night shift partner and I the "Vampire Squad")
On our second to last day together we had a potluck and early Christmas-style gift exchange, the kind where you can "steal" gifts. There was a lot of laughter and good natured ribbing. If there is a single event that sums up the team, this one is surely it.
Also surprising, I'm going to miss many of my customers. I was almost speechless when one volunteered to be a reference (I did manage a thank you). One of the biggest surprises with this job was how much I connected with the customers. I didn't expect it.
To any of my former coworkers and customers that followed the link to this site: Good luck! I wish you every success and hope we meet again, virtually or otherwise.