Quitting Your Job & Starting Over
Friday, May 19 was my last day at Uber. However, I am just now grasping it. The emotions are flooding in. It’s odd you know? You look for another job for various reasons but here are mine:
- I needed something stable (Uber was a contract position)
- The pay wasn’t great and I have student loans creeping up
Those are the two major reasons I needed another job, without diving into the more detailed intricacies (I might on another post though) on why it was time to leave Uber. When I started at Uber in August 2016, I was excited. It was Uber, a new opportunity, and my first non-intern corporate job. Meeting new people, and eventually building friendships, and bonds with my co-workers. It was comfortable, fun, and I enjoyed it so much. The best co-workers I could have ever asked for. Seriously. In February, however, we got the news that the teams were going to be centralized. My team was not the first to go, but imagine leaving work every Friday, not knowing if you’d come back the next day. I also needed to begin to earn more.
A new job
I started to apply to different positions, interviewing, and then the day I was leaving to NYC, I got a call. On Wednesday the following week I interviewed with Splash Media. Friday I found out I got the job. I was so excited, I called my parents, my sister, and informed my boss all within the 30 minutes after accepting the job. Joy, that was my first reaction for the next 3 days. Then I started to feel nervous. Nervous about succeeding, and how long was it going to take for me to be comfortable at my new job.
Today I started deleting all the apps I had on my phone for my job at Uber. That’s when the sadness started to set it. I’m going to miss my co-workers. But I know it’s normal. It’s an end and a new beginning.