I am not sure if I am depressed, stressed or happy about whats just happened. A mixture of all three perhaps!
As you know I am applying for the Navy, making good progress. Proving all my documentation is processed without drama and I pass my fitness test in July, I should be on a plane for recruit school in early August.
I was planning on quitting my current work after I hopefully passed the fitness test, however today they just released new staffing revisions. Seeing me hit with many mid-day shifts in a row (peak hour traffic).
The same fortnightly hours, but shorter shifts (more of them). This would result in a 40% monthly increase to my fuel bill, ditto for my road tolls (already pay $600 per quarter for tolls). And my commute would go from 45 mins (out of peak hour) to 2.5hrs EACH way. reduced pay too (not as many night shift loadings).
So I decided to give my two weeks notice during work tomorrow. I could use a holiday anyways, I haven't had one for 4 years and I have roughly 330hrs of annual leave accumulated from this job.
As one door closes, another opens. It is just a quicker kick start than expected, but also kind of happy to get it done. Little bit anxious about talking to the boss tomorrow though, never enjoyed giving notice