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Is it weird to get emotional before leaving your 1st job? Had a really great relationships with all the folks in my team and just broke the news that i'm leving. Got teary eyes and stuff. Is it normal? Or am i just weak

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Don’t equate your emotions with weakness. If you had a great time at your first job, it’s totally normal! It’s okay to outgrow a place even if you’ve had fun being there.


Depends how long you’ve been there! I felt a pang of nostalgia after leaving my first place but thankfully retained most of my friends from there (even though they’ve also left). Keep in touch and look back on the good bits. Emotional attachment is healthy (in moderation).


I think if you have been there for any length of time, it’s more weird to not be emotional when leaving. Every job that I had that was a good experience, I was a little emotional when leaving.


Why would this be a sign of being “weak”? You’re human. We spend more time at work with coworkers than we do with our own families. Totally normal to be emotional about leaving.


please never change. i can tell i would just love u if i knew u in person. i bet you’re those people that make the bull pen a delight.


I had same, I think it’s totally normal considering that you spend so much time with this people, you know them not only on professional but personal levels, would say you’re lucky that you had such a great workplace that got teary when leaving.


Totally normal

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I think it is valid especially since it was your first job. That is how I’d imagine leaving my job. I got married, bought a house, and had all my children all at my first job. So those memories and emotions are tied to that job.

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