I wrote three different resignation letters.
One is enough and necessary. Three resignation letters are not customary. I had sent one to the HR Department, my immediate supervisor, and one to my boss. I had wanted to tell them personally how I felt about working for the company I had worked for in the past year.
The question on whether I think working for the Center for Hospitality Arts Management Philippines is a dream demands a simple and already given answer: I think that working for ASHA, The Orange Place and Seven Suites is my dream job. Who wouldn’t?
I do not have to wake up at the most unholy hours to go to work. I do not have to wear an office uniform. I like everyone I am working with. I am surrounded by creative and sincere people. I can get cake at half the price from Cravings. I can eat pretty much everything on the menu. I can use the company telescope whenever I want. I can put my feet up while I read comics during office down time. I learn from directly from the boss. Among other perks of working for this company. I learn about handling people. I learn about events. I eat all the time. Etc.
The thing which makes breaking up with this job the hardest is the fact that I am surrounded with great people. A, who is my direct supervisor, looks like your typical tattooed-edgy guy. I have learned the most from him during my stay: what makes an effective ad campaign, what colors go with what, how to take care of tattoos, why it is important you have special names for people, how to treat colleagues right. RT, the chief operating officer of the company, is a lawyer. He could easily be one of the most sincere bosses I have ever had. He had indirectly taught me management, how important it is to be kind but firm to your people. His vision for setting up ASHA is sincere: because he wants to change the world. I think he has superhero complex, which is good. C, who works for HR, can easily be said one of the loudest people in the office because of her frank retorts. Her concern for people around her is one which surprises me every week. I can see what makes her very effective in managing people.
I wish that when they see this, if they see this, they would know how much I enjoyed being surrounded by such sincere and wonderful people. However, I think I need to move on. I just wish that we can all be friends after this. Like a good break-up where the ties are severed well, and both parties remain friends after. I think I would like that to be the case.