Moving and so excited

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! :)
 

leekohler

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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.
 

dukebound85

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

Nice it is exciting moving in to new place I no it was for me when I moved into my first house. Have fun
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
 

leekohler

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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
Just let them know and do the best job you can until your last day.
 

Tomorrow

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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?
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.
 

Zombie Acorn

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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?
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.
 

dukebound85

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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.
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
 

Tomorrow

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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?
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.

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
That can't be stressed strongly enough. You've been there a year; a few more days couldn't hurt.
 

GoCubsGo

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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.
 

Theclamshell

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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
 

dukebound85

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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?
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
 

partyBoy

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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.