Sometimes leaving a job is just as difficult as finding one. The people, the environment, and the work involved are some things I will miss. With a mind full of memories, this is my goodbye.
For as long as I can remember I have been open, honest, and always willing to engage and make friends. As an only-child, it surprises people how extroverted I am. Some people get turned off by my natural confidence.
As an ENFJ*, I’m a natural-born leader, extremely passionate about everything I do, and truly enjoy bringing it out in others. Upon arrival at DME I found a team of intelligent, yet guarded, coworkers. I said “oh s—t!”
I spent my first month learning about DME and my role as part of the marketing team. Slowly, but surely, everyone opened up, or maybe I dragged them into it. Once I was accepted as a valuable, contributing member to the team, we have evolved into a harmonious group that openly supports each other. And I think each team member has also grown in their own ways.
Comradery has become the stepping stone to workplace growth. Challenges, critiques, approvals and team support now define our team on a daily basis. And maybe we are even the envy of other departments.
As my life now takes me away from DME, I am torn between the joys of success, the thought of projects left unfinished and the now scary excitement of finding a new team. I hope it works out as well as it has here.
While I, and they, know the show must go on, I secretly wish they couldn’t go on without me. Is that selfish? The short time spent at DME has changed me, and hopefully I have touched each of my coworkers professionally and personally. Perhaps they will look back at our shared experience and know they’ll always have a friend in me as I do them.
I now know that those motivational speakers and LinkedIn posts are right…first and foremost, you work for and with people.
* If you’ve never taken the Myers-Briggs Personality Test you should take the free version at 16Personalities.com