Five Years Ago

Five years ago, I quit my job. It was something I needed to do for myself. I had no other employment lined up, but I was confident that I wouldn’t be unemployed long. That actually turned out to be correct. I was without a paycheck for about a month, when I was hired as a temporary employee by a company which, a few weeks later, hired me permanently.

We had a department meeting today, and when employee anniversaries were announced, there was my name, along with 5 Years.

I had been thinking that my anniversary date was actually last month. I was thinking it was somewhere around June 27th. The company usually announces last month’s anniversaries, so I wasn’t surprised that mine wasn’t mentioned at the last meeting. I was researching my blog earlier this evening for the exact date. I was hired on July 25, 2012.

This Friday, a coworker who has worked beside me for the past five years will be retiring after 23 years with the company.

6 thoughts on “Five Years Ago

  1. Congratulations! I’ve worked for my current employer for 15 years in February and no one ever said a word! It wasn’t personal; they don’t celebrate that sort of thing. I’m glad your employer does.

  2. I, actually, remember that. I was so impressed by your bravery and confidence. My husband got laid-off around the same time, when I was reading your blog. It gave me hope. Fortunately, it worked out for the best – for both of you.

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