Today I came to work and the GM asked me to implement a new procedure. Normally, I would tell him all the possible negative side effects of implementing such a procedure but, I forced myself to keep my mouth shut. Wrote an e-mail to the staff and started the procedure.
Up until now, I have shared my experience several times but, he mostly did not take my advice. I have done what I have done for 30 years and have come accross the same issues at several different companies. I have been wrong. I have made mistakes. I have learnt the proper way of doing things and I have accumulated all this experience. I pay attention to minute details and think ahead. I never take decisions on a whim because I now know better.
I offered experience, they prefer learning the hard way, so be it.
For the first time in a long while, I am feeling peaceful and am in a mood to let go. Today I had someone calculate my normal severance if I had been let go so, I have that information to asses the offer they will put on the table.
I will also ask to keep my laptop and my health insurance policy which has been just renewed till next renewal time.
As I asses the situation for doing part-time work for them, I have some doubts such as the following:
- The person who will replace me might be uncomfortable.
- The people who worked for me all this time may keep on coming to me creatig mistrust on the newcomer's part. I want the new person to understand and appreciate what used to be "my people" and establish a good working relationship. So, I should not be the obstacle
- The tasks they will want me to do may not be all that interesting to me.
So, I have decided to give them a daily rate and take it from there. I do not want to commit to much else.
I just need to keep myself motivated till the end so that I can set a good example for the people who work for me.
This is most probably my last full-time job and I am glad I accepted the offer of my ex-boss and worked with him. I met really nice young people and this has become the 3rd longest job I ever had.
Feeling truly peaceful...