Although I dislike having to talk about work issues, I feel I do need to vent this time around. In a few weeks time I will be resigning from Orange & Bronze. It’s time for me to move on. It is no longer the same place as it was; change is inevitable, I guess, but it frustrates me to no end that I feel somewhat powerless to change things. A part of me realizes that I really don’t have a true say in things, technically speaking. But it’s never been this way, or at least it never felt this way before.

I guess everything came to a head a few months back. I am loathe to talk about the issue, but suffice to say there was one in the company that was handled very poorly by top management, and as much as I’d like to say that it was a singular case (in all senses of the word), looking back it wasn’t. And I do hope that Calen and Butch do fix things; however, I now lack the confidence to stick around to see it through, as I no longer believe in the company. It wasn’t the only reason behind my decision. It was simply the last straw.

However, not all things are doom and gloom. I’ve been talking to a few people, one of my cousins included, about starting up new businesses; I have several personal projects in the works as well. And these new businesses aren’t just flashes in the pan— I’m hoping that they do gain traction in the market. However, I’ll still be gainfully employed (I’ve applied for several positions elsewhere, and am just awaiting their decisions), at least for the short term, so as to fund these new businesses. And I am genuinely excited about the prospects I have this year, and I just hope things will turn out well, as anyone in my position would want.

At present though, it’s been quite difficult for me to try to work, as my morale has been shot to pieces. I don’t want to be unprofessional, and simply not work. That’s just not me.

So, if things work out, you’ll find me with a shiny new business in a few months time, while being gainfully employed elsewhere. It’ll be a tough ride, but I am confident that I am capable of hacking it.

P.S. If you’re wondering, no, I haven’t resigned yet. I’m taking the cautious route of applying for work elsewhere, whilst still at O&B. Of course, I’m also saving up, so I have some sort of nest egg in the event that my applications don’t push through in time. I will be officially turning in my resignation at the end of April.

Previously: Sporadic Update #42