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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Hi Simone,

Wow, Belize - that's some life change! Good for you!

I was watching people get on the city bus this morning, and realized maybe 3 people were smiling - the rest were just... well, they could have been anything, really. But to me they looked resigned. Not even upset or frustrated, just unhappily resigned. So, yes, in 10, 20 or 40 years, I want to be one of those smiling people - like the guy who walked in with a maple leaf stuck to the front of his sweater and didn't even know it.


12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

I did once just get up and quit, and i really did. It was a decent job, but there was a sell out and change in managment which fecked up the company. It got to the point i just couldnt be arsked with the hassle anymore. I didn't bother even saying anything to my boss. I just thought feck it. Stood up in the middle of a meeting, walked out, chucked my office keys on the desk Grabbed my bag and left. Didn't empty my desk or anything.

13. Posted by SimAngel (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

Hey Tway.
So what's your plan now? Will you burn that bridge or stay right on it And Gelli, where are you? At another (and more enjoyable) job or are you traveling?
Jungle greetings, Simone

14. Posted by indy106 (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

Gelli you're the best !!!

You're story made my day,

The day i decide to do the same thing i'll place a camera in the meeting room to see the look on the faces of your bosses afterwards !!

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

I'm still studying that bridge, Simone. Looking at it from the side, from the top, from underneath, poking this plank and then that, kicking a railing or two... It's still the same bridge, though, and I'm not having any spiritual revelations with all this thinking. So... Belize, you say...

16. Posted by SimAngel (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

Well Tway, I have to be honest with you...there isn't a "right" answer to this dilema. I mean, I did make the break, but there are moments where I wonder what the hell I did it for Don't get me wrong...I love my life here & our resort is a real piece of paradise. But sometimes I do miss the fast lane. I miss shopping, I miss all the cool trends and music that's coming out, Jeez..I even miss those cold winter nights. Still, I can't complain. I have a huge swimming pool in my back garden, I take my dogs on jungle walks and we often spend our weekends roaming the Mayan temples or sitting on a tropical beach. So I guess life could be worse. Simone
P.S. Stop thinking! That way, the answers may come to you.

17. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Sim - approximately both, and it was a few years ago anyway.

I am currently working, but my job means i spend much (most) of my time travelling anyway - When i think about it, my job description would be more as accurate if it said "travel and drink beer" rather than anything else.

I should probably say that when i did walk out, i didn't then immediately go travelling long term, and i was also due to be leaving there after a further 4months anyway as i was heading to University, but it was still 4mths of a job (and the 100% chance that i could have gone back if i wanted, including to a graduate job after i finished Uni) that i walked out on.

Indy - agree it's a big shame it wasn't recorded, and made worse by later listening to stories of the aftermath by colleagues (friends) who had been in the same meeting. I REALLY wish i could have seen it from a dly on the wall/hidden camera view.

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