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ok lah

right....so here it is.

I've tendered my resignation at Deloitte and have taken up an offer with Accenture. I look at it as a pivotal career move.

Looking forward to the challenge, and the opportunities.

that being said. this whole switching firms thing is quite draining what with all the smoke and mirrors and brinksmanship involved. In fact, I liken it to ending a relationship. here's why:

(but before I do, here's a quote from the Tao of Steve... "you see, I suffer from male insanity syndrome. you're always looking for a trade up" - Dex)

1. current situation is well....no qualms about anything.....but something is niggling and you don't know exactly what.
2. the niggling gradually becomes more apparent but you try to brush it off as a self inflicted neurosis.
3. you start to loathe and resent but cling on to the positives.
4. you walk the line knowing it could go either way....heightening your senses for any sign of an impetus to push you in either direction.
5. the turning point....an opportunity arises and you make a snap decision to go for it. think "full steam ahead and damn to torpedoes!!" (flying solo not withstanding)
6. its now too late to back down coz you've already explored the option and damn it, it excites you.
7. you end up saying things like "I want this more than I want to leave what I have"....and mean it. of course your closest friends are all for it. you doubt yourself for a split second but then quickly snap your head back in place for being stupid.
8. the "break up" talk happens....and it all seems so sudden for the other party. you feel like a bad of shyte (coz technically, you're a cheating bastard)....but its rationalized so well that your position is almost air-tight. furthermore, the loophole is, its no longer cheating if point number 9 is executed with perfection.....the deal is done, two-timing ceases to exist. number 9 is very important to your sanity. some people are able to execute with precision and some just don't cut the mustard. (that's right people, I have the moral fortitude of an earwig)
9. you move on and don't look back coz y'know.....its just awkward. you don't wanna make a flowery production of the whole ordeal. both sides can walk away with their dignity intact.
10. you live happily ever after.....(you think)


one caveat to this analogy. in the professional realm, you're able to swiftly deconstruct the situation and remove emotional aspects by simply saying "its not personal" ; )

"the measure of wealth is not by how much you have but by how little you want" - Robin S. Sharma

b.

hahaha this is an awesome post! :)

s

*takes a bow*

stability, mobility, promotion... are OK as long as they are in line with your career plan. coz nobody wants to be a trainee or junior in his 30's or 40's

Based on your top 10 reasons for leaving work...you're a whore...but your last quote made up for it…lol. What better time to look for a change in your profession than before you get bogged down with marital and/or parental responsibilities? Hopefully this new job will prove to be a good decision....you're still a prostitute though, but now you're promiscuously open to all your potential for growth.

Here's to the corporate whores of the business world...*cheers*


p.s. I’d have done the same thing.

“If it doesn’t feel right…try the next thing in sight.”—anb

That quote has served me in many different circumstances.

yeap....I've come to the realization that at some level, EVERYONE is a whore ; )

b.

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