That has been the greeting I've given for the last few years working at UPS. But I only have the oppertunity to say it a few more times since I'm 'retiring' on Friday. For the last 4 months I've been double dipping with another job and after all this time I'm at the point where I can't keep on going doing what I'm currently doing.
I've gotten shafted there far too many times yet I kept sticking around but finally enough is enough and I'm leaving. It would be 7 years in July and 9 years in November if you count my time as a temp, so I more or less worked at UPS during the span of my 20's. Because of the time I've already put into UPS and my age (will be 30 in August) I came to the decision that I need to s**t or get off the pot with them, if I stick around much longer then I might as well go to at least 25 years which when I thought about that I just couldn't see or want myself doing.
I've already said a few good buys and they have been a bit tough, I'm not sure how I'm going to react when I walk out that building for the last time on Friday. Certainly joy and the feeling of a weight being lifted but also sadness
because I won't be working with some really great people whom I've gotten to know over the years. The last job I left I actually got emotional and shed a tear or two, not because of the job itself but rather the people I will miss, there are also some people that I really want to tell them where they can go!
People ask me what I'm going to do with my nights now that they are free and for the most part I have no clue. I have a few ideas floating around but all in all I think I'm just going to enjoy life for a bit.
Has anybody else gone though this sort of thing in the work history?