I can’t seem to shake off the feverish feeling I’ve been having over the last 2 weeks – which skyrocketed over the weekend. Those rumblings deep down in your stomach which cannot and should not be mistaken for the butterfly feeling that accompanies love (or lust). The occasional goose pimples that crawls on your skin when overwhelmed!
If you are still wondering why these feelings – Tomorrow is my last day at P&G!
While some have cautioned me of such a move, others have encouraged me about the intention and I can only say this – I never make important decisions hastily. P&G has been the only company I ever worked for – if you remove all the Opa Dams which I do not think counts at all – and I have loved every moment of it.
My first 3 months post graduation was phenomenal! Who gives a young graduate responsibility for owning and deploying systems across multiple geographies, training people 7-12 years more experienced than he is and taking charge of truly transforming business processes? This cannot in any way clearly articulate how I feel about P&G. Should I also mention that I have traveled to over 14 different countries in 3 years, done some massaging, manicure and pedicure in the office, learnt karate and salsa in the office, work from home on Fridays, call my GM by name (really cool), got 1 full week paternity leave and got a surprise send forth from the GBS family in Ikoyi? Still, this does not fully paint the picture.
Summarily, I will miss P&G! Tomorrow, I will be saying good-bye and I can only say the last 4+ years has been a blast and a PG (post graduate) experience for me and I owe a lot of my professional development, drive and aspirations to what you taught me. THANKS!