November 19th, 2004

hedwig (by radiocure)

work: The happiest sad moment

I'm constructing my letter of resignation to Listening Ear, effective December 17.

At 4.5 years, I've worked this job twice as long as I worked my second longest job (Felpausch, a grocery store). I'm kind of scared, as LE has become a safe place for me. When Western went sour, I was welcomed back with open arms, and even though I've had some truly shitty moments here, it really has been a great job, provided you ignore the crappy pay and hours.

My time here has given me grace in dealing with clients, allowing me to focus on my counseling skills. I wouldn't be the half-way decent, junior counselor I am today without the time I've spent here, 4773 hours to date.

So, to recap . . .

December 17 - quit Listening Ear
December 18 - graduate with my Master's
December 19 - start living a wonderful, post-college life.

Haven't quite worked out how Dec 19 works yet, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
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hedwig (by radiocure)

work: The final draft

So, it's done. I agree with drood, that something never sounds as good as it does in your head.

Dear Kathy,
The time has come-once again-to say good-bye; I tender my resignation from the position of Mental Health Technician effective December 17, 2004.

I’ve been with Listening Ear Crisis Center for approximately 4.5 years, twice as long as any other job I’ve ever worked. In that time, it has been my privilege to be part of this agency, to work among people so dedicated to improving the lives of others. It would be impossible to give as much to this agency as I have received from it; I can only hope that Listening Ear is a little better for having known me.

It’s time to make the transition made by so many before me by becoming a Listening Ear alum, continuing to serve this community without forgetting where I began my journey. I look forward to a collaborative working relationship as I transition into my new role as therapist at Addiction Solutions Counseling Center. I also look forward to seeing the crisis center continue to grow and improve under your leadership, seeing the center realize its full potential. My best to you, the staff of the crisis center, and the agency as a whole.
Thank You,

Stewart Hadley
Mental Health Technician
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