Thursday ... 1st day of Autumn here
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Today I signed and submitted the letter to formally accept my voluntary separation from Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga Campus.
The whole process is with mixed feelings. I am happy for me, but sad to leave my work colleagues, my friends. Thirteen and a half years I have worked with these people and they are like family to me. I will miss them so much.
Those applying for their jobs will know around Wednesday of next week, I finish up on Friday the 9th.
So what does that mean for me? I hand in my keys on Friday 9th Feb and leave the building, so to speak. We then take a weeks holiday and on 16th March I receive my payout. They have been extremely generous - paying us out after the scheduled 2% pay rise. So a bit more in my pocket.
Then... I have a bit over a week, then we leave for South Australia, Barmera the first night, then Murray Bridge to board our houseboat for the next 7 days.
DH has booked us into a motel in Broken Hill for 3 days ... nice gesture and I should enjoy it ... except it may not be accessible due to upcoming floods!
And here at the moment ... no problems so far ... but my daughter is not coming with the children because of all the flooding, some surrounding towns have been cut off. We are high, so there won't be a problem.