27 October 2011

A Change of Pace

There has been so much in the news lately about BlueScope Steel's Port Kembla Steelworks, the Western Port Works, redundancies, plants closing etc.  Not all of the news is doom and gloom.  Friday, 28 October 2011, is a big day in our department.  8 people will be leaving/retiring - me included.  I've been working there for 22-1/2 years and I leave with very mixed feelings.

Beautiful flowers from Eva, our cleaner at work.
I have known for quite a while that I will be leaving work tomorrow and I managed to hold myself together until Eva came to visit me at lunchtime - as soon as I saw her she started crying and then I was, then others joined in.  Emotionally, tomorrow will be a big day and tomorrow night our whole department is going out for dinner - my family is coming along too, so that will be even more emotional.

I work with such a wonderful group of people and will miss seeing them each day but, on the other hand, I am excited about having a few months off before looking for some temp work.  I think temping is the way to go for me as I'm not sure that I want a full-time job with lots of responsibility.

I would really like to make a big dent in the fabric stash during my time off.

13 comments:

De said...

Wow - certainly will be lots of emotions.

Make the most of your time off.

Chookyblue...... said...

Hey Lynda..........that is a great milestone to have made that long in one job........it will be an up and down day but enjoy it and have a lovely dinner tomorrow night........

Now about the stash.........your machine is going to be on fire if you think what you achieve at the moment isn't much.........

goodluck I am sure you will find some temp work to fill in time when you've had a break...........

gorgeous flowers..........

Sue W ♥ said...

enjoy your last day with friends but better still enjoy all the free time you will have to do what you want when you want.
Good Luck

Vicki said...

All the best for tomorrow, Lynda. And wow, what a huge amount of stash busting you are going to have :)
Hugs,V

Lorraine said...

Big changes for you but I am sure you will enjoy some time off before you plunge into the workforce again....it will be emotional for you tomorrow....when you have worked in a place for so long it's like your second home! Have a great dinner with your workmates and enjoy getting stuck into that stash! And you know where I live if you fee like cmimg to visit.

Yvette said...

I wish you all the best on your new lifestyle.

barb's creations said...

(((HUGS))) Lynda,good luck with your stash busting :) Barb.

Bev C said...

Happy Days Lynda and have fun with your stash. Such beautiful flowers.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous flowers...that new door has just opened....xxxxx

teresa said...

I hope it all went well for you today Lynda. I hope it wasn't too emotional.. but after being there for such a long time, and enjoying the job and your work mates.. it will be hard. All the best in what ever you do next. Enjoy those months off.. you definitely deserve some YOU time. xx

shez said...

Lynda when 1 door closes a new 1 opens,good luck on your new journey.ox

Bec said...

Very sad to be leaving, but the possibitlies of what is to come! I am sure you will have a fantastic few months working on your stash!

Khris said...

Out with the old and in with the new. This is the new chapter in your life...have fun and enjoy...hugs Khris

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