Contracturally I have to give three months notice but needed to give 4 months so that the pension kicks in on time. Last Wednesday was the day to give 4 months notice.
As the time got closer to going and tendering my resignation to my manager a whole load of doubt came over me which quite puzzled me as financially everything seemed to work out and all our plans of what we wanted to do.
Actually handing over my letter and I was trembling a little.
He did say that I could withdraw my notice provided the pension lump sum had not been paid. I informed him that I would not be allowed to by a superior being!
"Don't think of them as problems, think of them as opportunities."
"OK, I think I've hit an insurmountable opportunity!"