Friday, March 5, 2010

The One where I tell my Boss I'm Leaving

Every once in a while, you have to have a tough conversation.

You have to tell someone something that they don't want to hear.

So, you deny that it's happening. And you procrastinate. And you read drug prescribing books. (Oh wait, that's just me because it was in front of me. Oooops!)

Anyways. This was the week. THE. Week.

On Tuesday, I cut the cord. After watching an episode of Brothers and Sisters in which one of the main characters has to "break up with" their boss, I realized that is totally what I had to do. I had to pull the "It's not you, it's me" card and Break. Up. With. My. Boss.

So, Tuesday. Epic. Our Physician's Assistant totally started the conversation by asking the Dr. I work with if she had a minute, and if yes, I needed to talk to her.

What a facilitator. Ha.

So, I quickly put down the drug prescribing guide I was aimlessly perusing, and said "Yea, so... I have to do this internship.... " I quickly threw in that I would get benefits through school and that I would write a lovely handbook for the person who was coming in to take my job.

And then, it hit me. I have a friend who needs a job! What better timing. How absolutely fabulous if it works out.

Dr. Boss said we were both living in denial and just avoiding the conversation, and to thank Mr. PA for facilitating.

So, my LAST DAY AT AMC IS JULY 23rd. Because I am a nice person and am staying all the way through the end of this academic year.

Much to my dismay.

Don't worry, AMC class of 2011. I'll continue to not hold your hand and try to wake you up to the real world before I leave.

Ahhhh the load has been lifted from my shoulders. Now I just have to figure out school. Boo.

PS. Found a new blog of a compilation of people writing. It's called Aiming Low and it's fabulous. I love it. The sarcasm, the funniness, and the complete goal of not hitting perfection. It's phe-nom. Check it out.


  1. Whit... The Center won't be the same without you... I'm sad to hear that you are leaving, but happy that it is the right move for you! Now we will really have to make "dates" to see each other, since the run-ins will be few and far between!

    Love the blog... keep writing cause I'm hooked!

    Love you!

  2. Listen women I am a upcoming RN and was looking forward to you being a coworker but yes I am happy for you moving on but I am a selfish girl and needed you to hold my hand. LOVE YOU but sad.

  3. Can't wait to see that lovely handbook... :-p