Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I finally have a chance to sit down and breathe, so I thought that I would get around to making the post that I said I would make two days ago.

Yes, I got the job. While I am very happy about it (believe me, I am), it has caused all number of complications. And I am going to take the job, so I know I am going to be moving to the United States around September 15.

Now, to the complications:

1. Quitting my job
I turned in my resignation to my boss, who informed me that I did not give due notice and so that I am now going to be working for him up until Sept 13. Lovely.

2. Selling my apartment
I am ready to burn down my apartment to save me the trouble of having to sell it. Enough said.

3. Giuseppe.
Of course he is a complication. He has done everything but beg me to stay, and I am sure he will resort to begging sooner or later. Nevertheless, I am taking the job and there is nothing that is going to stop me at this point from doing so. It is time to move on, time for a fresh start.

4. My father.
I have not yet told him that I will be moving halfway around the world. This also strikes me as a good time to come out and tell him that I am gay (and then run away before he can react)

5. Packing.
It is not until you have to move all of your shit from one place to another that you realize HOW MUCH of it there is.

So for all of these reasons and a few others, my posts up until and directly after my move might be a bit sporadic. I used to post daily, but I really have no time for that right now. Once I am settled in the United States and having a working internet connection, I hope to return to the daily posting. I will check my e-mail daily, though.

Now off to get ready to go to work to a job that I no longer want!


At 2:31 AM, Blogger Moncrief Speaks said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!

Since you're leaving the country, can you tell you current boss to go f* himself? Maybe the laws there are different, but I hope you can find a way to work less time there without, as we say, "burning bridges."

Good luck with everything! I'll be eager to read about how you enjoy life in Philadelphia -- a mere 90 miles (get used to miles, not km :)) from New York City.

At 2:50 AM, Blogger Gray said...

Alessandro, congratulations on your new job! I wish you much success!

I remember a time when two-weeks notice was standard and expected. Then my dad was hired at a new job. His new boss said, "When can you start?" My dad told his new boss, "I'll have to give my two- weeks notice first." To which his new boss said, "You've just agreed to take a position with my company. Who do you owe loyalty to?" Needless to say, my dad quit and left his old job the very next day.

But, like Moncrief said, I don't know the laws where you are either. Nor do I know if you have a contract that promised a two-weeks notice. Oh, well.

Making a move is difficult. Whether it's a two-weeks notice, selling an apartment, packing and shipping things, or saying good-bye to old friends and family. I wish you good luck in the adventure you are facing.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger The Brian said...

woo-hoo! Congratulations! Yes, the move will be horrible and painful. You just have to get through it.

Keep us updated when you can. Good luck!

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Gumby said...

congratulations! I hope the move goes smoothly for you. I wish I could buy your apartment!

At 11:31 PM, Blogger J. said...

i move back to phildadelphia a week after you get there! i cant wait to get back

At 2:37 AM, Blogger Not so Single Guy said... is hectic. Congrats on the job and on moving. I wish you well.

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous graham said...

Congratulations on getting the job. I hope everything goes well for you over the next couple of weeks and that the move goes without problem :-)

At 10:32 AM, Blogger ..:: YNAGER ' 65 ::.. said...

Congrats!!! Just take it one day at a time, and it will be over before you know it.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger RIC said...

Congratulations, Alessandro! Wonderful news this is!
Try to be patient, as far as all changes are concerned...
Moving IS a pain in the a... indeed! I went through it myself just a short while ago... Horrific!
Prepare yourself for the next future (just around the corner)!

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Congrats Sandro!! - ditto for what has already been said. This will be a difficult time ahead, but the hard work will payoff - you are making huge steps for yourself. See - you knew what you wanted, and you got it - awesome!

agreed on the packing of your belongings - it is amazing to see how much crap you actually have when it is time to move.. uugh


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