Large scale buyer’s regret

I feel good about my decision to quit. This week I’ve been in a situation where I felt, briefly, like I have most of the last six or so months – a mixture of anger over a situation, dread over the consequences of pointlessly fighting it again, resignation – and when I realized that I didn’t need to argue it, didn’t even need to get worked up, all the tension left me.

I’m a little scared, obviously, that I’m stepping out on my job without having another lined up, and that I’m walking away from what used to be the best job I ever had, but I’ve been in good spirits all week, like I was when I was happy at work, and it’s felt really good.

I don’t know what I’ll do if I decide to take another IT job in a couple months, especially how I ensure that I end up somewhere I can be happy for a long time, but I actually wish I’d done this a long time ago, when it was clear that things were bad and weren’t going to get better for the forseeable future.

3 thoughts on “Large scale buyer’s regret

  1. Mariner in CO Exile

    Hey Derek,

    It seems like you have soul searched about this one for a long time. I recently changed positions within my firm (February). You always wonder if what you might be going into will be a grass is greener situation. The bottom line for me is I looked for something that fit my priorities. To the extent you can, man, I’d put together that pro/con list and try to get as much of what you want as possible. I haven’t regretted it for a day. Life’s too short. Good luck. I obviously don’t know what area of IT you worked in. If you ever want to relocate to CO our IT department is amazing if there’s any aspect that fits your skills.

  2. Anonymous

    Hello, my name is X, and I’ve been sober (without Expedia) for 2 and a half months. I worked in a different area, but most of my complaints mirror yours. Where is the Ex-Pedia workers blog and how can i sign up?

    By the way, I can assure you that as the days go by, you will only become happier with your decision. When people say that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, sometimes it is!

  3. DMZ


    Exexpedia would be a great site.

    “How you can be an Exexpedian!”
    “Why to exit Expedia!”

    and so on.

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