Over the last decade, I built and ran a virus protection system for nearly 20,000 servers and desktops on a global scale for my company. Unfortunately, I just got to the point where no matter how perfect or expansive I made the system, no one cared. And that’s motivationally crippling.
So, I resigned.
Coincidentally, it was also Mr. T’s birthday.
My resignation has been a pretty big shock to everyone, and in two days I’ve gotten two unprompted recommendations, two job offers in foreign countries, and a lot of people worldwide who seem to genuinely think it’s a loss for the company.
And the people here are the reason that I’m going to miss this place.
My favorite quotes in the last couple of days have been:
“You’ll be surprised at how much time doing nothing takes up.”
“Who am I going to race to work now?”
“They should offer you anything you want to get you to stay.”
“Don’t do this to me.”
“Congratulations. Do you have a job for me?”
“You don’t have a full time job lined up? You’re a nut. You did it kamakaze style, and I wouldn’t expect anything less.”
“You’re like Jerry Macguire. Inside everyone’s giving you the slow clap, but no one is going with you. You’re just going to walk out of here with your goldfish.”
“Call me and tell me if Vista runs on Nantasket.”