Anyways... today was my last day of work. Quiet - no one said anything - nobody knew! Quite a surprise, since I figured once the supervisors told the office manager (because she has to get any paperwork ready and submit it to human resources and payroll) that everybody would know... but no one did. Well, only about five people knew. So, before I left, I emailed a short 'farewell'. I don't like 'good byes' and didn't care for a potluck going-away party or anything like that, so I didn't tell anyone unless someone came up to me and said, "I heard a rumor about you..."
Ironically, I received my labcoats (with the fancy embroidery) on Tuesday, so I only had Wednesday and Thursday to wear them (yes, they're the white mad scientist-type labcoats). It was funny because one girl said to another, "Hey, if we both wear black dresses, we'll look like the salesgirls at the Clinique counter!"
And then there was a motivational talk last week (again, the irony) which we all had thought was supposed to be a 'how to improve your communication skills'-type talk instead. It was funny because afterwards, one of my coworkers googled the speaker, found her picture on the internet, and taped it to his namebadge (as a joke) with the phrase 'Soar like an Eagle'. (Because she said we were all eagles and we should soar... I believe she's a clergyman besides just working for the hospital, so she's very 'gospel' (Is that the correct word?) about how she speaks - adding 'Amen's and so forth in her speech. We were all laughing afterwards about what she had said and the joke our coworker made.
We've had some other laughs... most recently we teased that coworker above about the fact that he never watched 'Pinky and the Brain' or 'The Animaniacs' mainly because we're all about the same age / in the same generation, and those were the cartoons from our childhood.
I feel a bit weird... since this was my last day... and I probably won't be seeing any of them anytime soon. *sigh*