After 6,426 days (or 17 years and 7 months, if you prefer) the time has come for me to say a public goodbye to my Webhelp family. We said our private goodbyes on an emotional call yesterday evening, so I feel that I can share this news with a wider audience now.
Derek Anderson kicked off the call by welcoming everyone and immediately launched into a funny, insightful and touching tribute, which made me sound far more interesting than I deserve! I’ve worked with Derek for a number of years, and as my Line Manager for the last couple, he has provided challenge, encouragement and support in equal measure. Thanks for everything, Derek!
As tradition demands, I said my piece – more of which shortly – then sat back and listened intently to the comments, stories, musings and banter offered by my colleagues by way of a send off. Despite the lack of cake, drinks, hugs, handshakes and pats on the back, under the circumstances, it was the perfect way to bring the curtain down.
How did I reflect on my Webhelp journey?
I recalled the technical challenges, the dynamic environment, the daily learnings, the friendships forged in adversity, the Webhelp family and cameraderie (in and out of the office), and the opportunities for travel. A heady cocktail indeed.
I’ll sign off officially at midnight on Sunday 28th February with no regrets and nothing but happy memories.
Thank you all, and Au revoir.