You Are Hereby Put On Official Notice
...that I am outta City Hall in three weeks. I am giving my notice at work on Monday, something I hate to do. I have been very worried about the economic climate and my continued status as a dependent contractor at my current organization. My position is funded until June, but with a freeze both on hiring and overtime and worsening conditions, I feel I need to get out while I can. Being a contractor affords me no unemployment insurance and if things continue as they are, I think jobs will be harder to come by as June nears.
I have accepted a position at a University in the Boston area. The commute will still pretty much stink, but it is a 35 hour week and there is the opportunity to work remotely (i.e. from my dining room) one day a week. I am really looking forward to joining this organization and very excited to be working in higher ed.
Giving my notice is going to be very tough. I have been with my current organization, as both a full time employee and a contractor, for over 8 years. I work with friends, not with co-workers, and I will have a hard time saying goodbye. If were not for a residency rule, I would have stayed on as a full time employee.
The first five people to comment and tell me I am doing the right thing win a prize. (Well, not really a prize but you will get the satisfaction of knowing you are keeping me from freaking out too badly).