Yesterday I had to start saying goodbye to part time coworkers who don't work for the rest of the week.
One was a girl that I've work very closely with over the years. When I started learning to supervise people, she was the first agent who reported to me.
She's come a long way in the time we worked together. I don't think that it's because of me. She made the decision to do better, & she did.
What I do take credit for is standing by her when she struggled. This person has had a difficult personal life, from health issues to an "unusual" mother. As a result, she's a quirky girl. And when everyone else said, "She's crazy. She's just not going to be able to do it," I refused to believe that.
Then she went & proved them all wrong, & I couldn't have been more proud.
I'm confident in the choice I've made to change careers, but hers is one of the stories that makes this job hard to leave.