Moving and so excited

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    To leave NY and be back in CO:)

    Only worries are not having health insurance for a lil span and not having income for a lil while

    Buuuut I believe it is worth it

    T minus 26 days till I am outta NY!!!!!!!

    Told my landlorad I am moving out, bought plane tickets for my dad to come help me drive back

    Only thing left is to tell my work.....I will be giving them a 2.5 week notice. Should be sufficient

    I just wanted to share my excitement! :)
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Congrats! I know you agonized over the decision. Good luck back home.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Congrats! So far, it has been a pretty mild winter here in Colorado.
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Excellent news, my friend. I hope it works out as well for you as it sounds like it will. Keep us posted. :)
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Dukey! I'm so happy for you. This was a good decision on your part. You've been unhappy for far too long. Now go take that pretty face of yours and find yourself a good job and a nice lady. You deserve it. :) You know I love ya, even though I think you're a dumba** half the time. ;) Good for you, and good luck.
     
  6. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Good for you, Duke! Colorado is a cool place. Give 'em hell!
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Didn't we tell you to GTFO of NY years ago? :p

    It has been too long. Now go home and be with your real friends. ;)
     
  8. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    Nice it is exciting moving in to new place I no it was for me when I moved into my first house. Have fun
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well maybe months ago lol, only been here a year:p

    Moving back to where I grew up! so it will be familiar and close to those i care about



    I am DREADING telling my work. I have projects that need to be transfeered and may take a good part or more than 2 weeks to do. Do I just do my best? Doesnt help I am suppose to be going into the field about now and everyone is asking when I am moving up lol.....awkward to say the least when I am moving back
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Just let them know and do the best job you can until your last day.
     
  11. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    All I can do I suppose. They will figure out how to handle it
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Yes.

    The purpose of the notice is (1) to give them time to start looking for someone to replace you, if applicable, and (2) to give you time to put your work affairs in order before you leave - meaning you spend the time helping co-workers get caught up on the status of each of your projects, handing off all your notes, etc., and making sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible. Do all of those things and I can't imagine there would be any hard feelings.

    Make sure your resignation letter is friendly and professional, and you do your best to make the transition a smooth one. You'll do fine.
     
  13. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    I know you had touched upon this in another thread of mine concerning notice but what if my posistion takes 6 months to fill due to getting cleared?
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Not really your problem. I personally would have gave a bit more notice if they were good to me (~1 month or so), but its likely if the company came into harsh times they wouldn't have given you much notice either.

    I can't wait till next month to take a vacation up in CO, its an awesome place.
     
  15. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Why I havent is that my year is up on the 9th. At that point I will not be liable to pay back relocation expenses

    Not worth risking it no matter how nice they are to me
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    What Zombie Acorn said. It's more along the lines of easing the transition, and not so much like finding a new tenant when you break the lease. If you give them 2 1/2 weeks you're golden.

    That can't be stressed strongly enough. You've been there a year; a few more days couldn't hurt.
     
  17. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    So tomorrow marks the 1 year annivesary

    I have my notices printed out and yes, a bit anxious about it

    Hope its a move I won't regret ya know
     
  18. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Wow that was quite hard to go through......why am I not estatic but feeling doubt?
     
  19. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    It always feels a bit unnerving to turn in your notice. Even more so when you're moving away. Don't sweat it, you did the right thing.
     
  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Well you're not happy in NYC. Consider it a year of learning. You made it what you wanted to make of it and that is ok. Now you're going back to what you know and what you may love more now that you've been away for an entire year. You will be fine. It would have been best to have lined up a job so you had it right when you moved and maybe that would have helped some of your stress, but who knows? You'll be fine and if you hate CO after all you'll likely find a new land to conquer.
     
  21. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

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    I think its just natural to feel that way before you make a big change. But have fun in Colorado!!! :D
     
  22. Kenzembo1 macrumors 6502

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    Just curious...what didn't you like about New York? Was it anything specific or did you just really miss Colorado?
     
  23. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    What I didn't like
    1) The climate - Too humid
    2) The area - Schenectady area sucks.....horrible roads, very run down. Not young person friendly
    3) Work environment - All my coworkers were my parent's age
    4) Distance from home - 2000 miles. Only get to see fam 2 x a year pretty much
    5) Work - engineer....not an engineer in my heart I have figured out

    ALot of it is homesickness but alot of it is my job in which I sit at a computer all day and then come home to a boring apt
     
  24. partyBoy macrumors 68000

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    Schenectady is actually "upstate" New York, no wonder you were bored. All the fun is in "NYC" & the surrounding areas. I'm going to be moving back to NYC in August 2010. I'm sick of Miami,I need a change.
     

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