Good bye, darling
Come December 15, I was about to shout Yaaahoooo! to announce my third year in Yahoo! But, today is my last day here, at least in this innings. I've been through several separations - in high school, college, previous employment, post graduation, and more, but this is the most painful of all. I don't say this simply because they're distant memory, but because I had always faced such events far more easily. Perhaps because they were all eventualities and this was by choice.
I'd earlier remarked to a friend that I've mastered the art of letting go - that is, by not thinking about it when you do. I tried doing that and was superficially fine, until I sent out that final email announcing that. My hands quivered as I composed the email and I was even more moved to the point of crying when I saw replies. As a colleague remarked, it's like the Marine Corps, once a Yahoo always so. Yes, it's a nation, not just a company to work for. I'll continue to evangelise Yahoo! (I've already converted one loyal Google search user into a Yahoo! search user) and recommend it for my friends, it's a fantastic place to work in.
While I'm sad for leaving Y!, it was an occasion to know how many friends I have and how much I mean to Yahoo! And, I'm looking forward to my next stop, Kneaver. More about that in another post.