Today, I let my bosses know, in a nice way, that I was quitting.
This meeting happened about a month before I had meant it to, because, there was going to be a structural change announced that would change my role in a big way. I felt that letting upper management spend a lot of time moving people around, only to mess the whole thing up in a month was unfair, so I dropped the bomb today. It also allowed me to move with the company flow and run it a bit in my direction.
I will continue to work full-time till the first of June, which was my original intention. They really don’t want me to leave. After that I will take the five weeks of holidays owed to me and terminate my full-time employment. I will start a new consulting business doing the things I do best, training, teaching, speaking, trouble shooting, nutrition and marketing for my current employer on my terms, with my schedule. This will allow me to increase my course load in the fall and do a bunch of things that I want to do.
They were a little shocked and actually seemed to fall all over themselves to make this contract concept work. We will see how well it goes. There is lots to do, I could likely make a full-time job out of it if I wanted. I think there are a number of people who will make sure that does not happen.
It seemed too easy….as if “someone” was at the controls.