Resignation accepted, sort of

I finally heard back from my boss in HK after sending my resignation letter over a week ago. They’ll let me go, but they want me to stay here until April, several more weeks than I’d planned. Being a good-hearted and generous person, I relented. But I gotta say, I cannot wait to get back to Arizona. It looks like Asia is stuck with me for another three months.

Saturday marked the one-month anniversary of my being imprisoned in this splint, leaving only two to three more weeks of hell.

I will hold a public celebration the day I can remove this contraption. I forget what it’s like to walk down the street and not have little kiddies pointing at me and giggling. (I swear, they never used to do that until I started wearing this splint.) Since my arm is always extended like I’m about to give the Nazi salute, people look at me as though I’m from another planet. Certainly the worst single month of my life to date.

The Discussion: 6 Comments

Relax, if you were in Korea, people would look at you, point at you, giggle and make unsavoury comments every single day, splint or not. It ain’t that bad over there, believe me…

January 27, 2004 @ 7:37 pm | Comment

So you agreed to stay another few months? I fell for that once: my Japanese employer asked me to stick around for 3 months, which got extended as they made efforts to make me happier in my job. I finally did leave a year later and felt really bad because they’d clearly bent over backwards to make things work out for me.
I’m sure it’s the same for you: they’ll do what they can to make you happier in your job and get you to extend your stay.
A lot can happen in three months.

January 27, 2004 @ 11:26 pm | Comment

Um, okay. April is better for me, but no word from you directly?!?

January 28, 2004 @ 12:39 am | Comment

Thank you for this post. It made me feel so much better about my own life.

January 28, 2004 @ 1:15 am | Comment

In Mountain View, we usually waited until you turned your back to point and giggle.

But, it was an immature office.

I’m kidding! I joke with you!!

January 28, 2004 @ 2:01 am | Comment

Mark, no way — I’m ordering my tickets home now, and when that day in April arrivges I am outta here.

January 28, 2004 @ 8:05 am | Comment

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