Time just flies and it was just like yesterday that I joined my company. But as the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end", so my marriage with my company has come to the end of the road. Well don't get me wrong, the rule applies to other stuff besides marriage (I am happily married for the past 25 years).
I was very reluctant to hand over my resignation but with the change of management in my company and the shift from our core competency, I think it was time for me to move along. Like what M. K. Gandhi had said, "If you can't change the World, then you have to change yourself". So why should I go against the flow, best thing that I can do is look for another river.
In this modern day, loyalty does not exist and I know how hard I worked making money for the company and had completed some of the prestigious projects for them and in the end it all boils down to dollar and cents. Maybe they feel that I am a liability as over the years I have worked myself to the current position and also have accumulated a fat pay. Now with the economic downturn, I guess they can get a couple of fresh Engineers for my pay.
So I part the company with 18 years of experience and in terms of monetary loss for them based on the information that I had gained over the years is very difficult to quantify, as when I leave them to join another company, it would be my final goodbye.
And the best part of my resignation is that, I can say that I am still marketable and there are company's that even in bad times, have to recruit senior staff and what a relief it was for me, now that I have joined a company that does work which suits my experience and my options are open now and I am not tied to anyone or company.