A Place Like This

It was with trepidation and sweaty palms that I walked through the doors to this office three years ago.

The grey concrete with its contrasting black tinted windows stood out in a sea of gas stations and truck stops.

Would I like it here?

I’d never worked in a place like this.

The open concept office was brightly lit and inviting, office chatter and laughter bounced off the high ceilings and led me into a sea of cubicles.

One of them belonged to me.

It didn’t have a door.

It didn’t have walls that touched the roof.

How would I talk on the phone, cough, or swear without someone listening.


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My anxiety quickly lifted as the friendships with my co-workers grew and our days were filled with laughter, swear words, and poking fun.

Oh and work.

I loved my job, what I did, and my colleagues.

But then, without warning, there was a decision made and I was informed that my position was being moved to a new location.

Today is my last day with the people I have worked with, grown with, and shared with for three years.

I am overcome with sadness.

I’m leaving an office where there was no office politics, no gossip, and only a comfortable happy work environment.

That is rare.

I will sincerely miss it.

I already do.

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38 Responses to A Place Like This
  1. Ali
    April 2, 2012 | 5:52 am

    I am so sorry. I totally know how you feel. My former co-workers and I were very close. I hope you meet a great group of people in the new place too. Are you the only one going?

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 8:09 pm

      From my office, yes.
      It’s a bummer.

  2. lindsay
    April 2, 2012 | 6:31 am

    It’s hard to leave a good thing, but – good things come to an end so better things can fall into place!
    Good luck my friend!

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 8:08 pm

      Awww, I love that Lindsay! Thank you xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 2, 2012 | 6:32 am

    Boooo, sorry to hear that Leighann. I hope that the people at your new place are equally awesome.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 8:08 pm

      I hope so too Alison.. Sigh.

  4. Coffee Lovin' Mom
    April 2, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Everything happens for a reason – I know you believe that..you still have a job, the bright side is getting brighter huh? I just know you will do great wherever you are – you should have no problems making new friends..
    Jeez my mom is coming out. I am sorry…

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 8:00 pm

      Your “mom” advice is perfect Amy.. thank you xoxox

  5. Iza Trapani
    April 2, 2012 | 1:17 pm

    “When a door closes, a window opens.” And maybe in your future new job you’ll even have a window and a door πŸ™‚ Hang in there, Leighann. Good things will come to you. Warmest wishes.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely quote!
      Your comments are always so sweet.

  6. imperfectmomma
    April 2, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    hugs momma. I totally know that feeling. I hate change too. Especially when you’ve fallen “in love” with the current place you are at. But look at it this way, a new place to make better memories

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:57 pm

      Change is inevitable. I’m trying to embrace it!

  7. Jessica
    April 2, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    That sucks that you have to leave a job you love. I hope your new place is just as sweet, if not sweeter. πŸ™‚

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:55 pm

      fingers crossed that it’s sweeter!!

  8. Robin @ Farewell, Stranger
    April 2, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    Ooh, sorry. That sucks. I’m in an office environment like that now and I’m still getting used to it. Hope your next place is just as good.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:54 pm

      Thanks Robin. I know I’ll adjust quickly.
      Just gonna miss that place

  9. Leigh Ann
    April 2, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    Aw. I’m sorry. I hope your new office is similar. I know they will miss you, friend.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:53 pm

      I hope so… I’m worried they’ll forget about me.

  10. Teresa
    April 2, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Gah! I hate change. I hope and pray that you will meet awesome new people at the new location and have a blast there too.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:52 pm

      Me too.
      I’m just reluctant because I’ll miss my old location.

  11. Kimberly
    April 2, 2012 | 5:10 pm

    I am so sorry sweets.
    That isn’t fair to be plucked out of a work environment that awesome.
    I wouldn’t know. I’ve worked with b-holes.
    I hope that the new place is wonderful. I really do…
    But you know, where ever you go it will be wonderful cause you are awesome like that πŸ˜‰

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:47 pm

      Oh you sweet love.
      thank you so much… lets hold hands and skip to work together.

  12. Jessica
    April 2, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    I’m sorry. I hope your new location is just as good as the old, if not better. Sometimes change can be good.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:46 pm

      That’s how I’m trying to think. I encourage others to embrace change and I’m going to try to remember that for myself.

  13. katery
    April 2, 2012 | 7:26 pm

    that really is rare, i’m so sorry to hear this.

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 2, 2012 | 7:42 pm

      Thanks Kate!
      I am trying to be positive.. kinda… and see how it goes.

  14. Rach (DonutsMama)
    April 2, 2012 | 8:37 pm

    Oh that’s so hard. I hate change, but it’s even harder when you’ve really come to love and appreciate the environment that you’re already in. πŸ™ I hope you’ll like your new place and co-workers just as much, if not more!

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 5, 2012 | 8:26 pm

      I think they’ll just be different. Not worse, not better, just different.

  15. Galit Breen
    April 2, 2012 | 10:34 pm

    Oh you, I’m so sorry to hear this.

    (And you’re right, such a healthy environment is rare. Sad, yes?)

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 5, 2012 | 8:25 pm

      Very sad! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all say that we loved our co-workers.

  16. By Word of Mouth Musings
    April 3, 2012 | 12:32 am

    They say a change is as good as a rest … hope so πŸ˜‰

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 5, 2012 | 8:25 pm

      Who says this?
      I want to meet them! Do they look as stressed as me? LOL

  17. Starle
    April 3, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    Aww wow. I hope your new job rings you even more joy!

  18. Kimberly
    April 3, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    Sometimes change can be good. I hope the new office is better than before!

  19. Julie
    April 3, 2012 | 9:56 pm

    Shoot. You got this. Bloom where you’re planted. πŸ˜‰

    • multitaskingmumma
      April 5, 2012 | 8:24 pm

      I have never heard that saying before… I’m in love with it.

      • Julie
        April 5, 2012 | 8:27 pm

        It’s my new mantra!

        • multitaskingmumma
          April 8, 2012 | 8:15 pm

          It’s perfect and I love it.
          I haven’t forgotten it.

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