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The Ethical Job Resignation

Posted in Business, Photography, Prose, Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by A Rambling Poet

In these times of meta-fast living, some things should remain the same, and one of these is a decent way to resign from your job. We’ve all heard the old slogan “Leave all the doors open”. Whether it’s a cliché or not doesn’t matter, it’s alright to stick to some clichés, just as it’s sometimes right to bend the rules and change the existing status quo.

open doors

Two weeks ago I submitted a resignation to my boss with a standard two-week notice. Almost all endings are sad or at least bitter sweet. Looking back to when I began my job my intention was to work in my company until I retire. I doubt that many think about leaving or quitting when they start a new job. We work and stay in our positions, progress and move up the ladder of success. Or we stagnate for reasons out of our control, or life circumstances change and at some point in life we realize that we’ll have to change the job eventually.

If you work in a competitive industry, the worst possible situation for your current boss, manager, supervisor, company owner etc, is when you are moving to a new job with a competitor. I can only imagine the kind of thoughts and worries going through their minds, the need to protect the intellectual property, to keep current customers, to safeguard the values important to the company and vulnerability in a competitive marketplace. That is why very often managers don’t allow you to work for two weeks, but prefer to walk you out of the door, say goodbye and good luck, and close the door behind you. You shouldn’t take that personally, it is common practice and considering the fact that many employees aren’t ethical or decent, it is often a sensible decision.

However, at times, your current manager will choose to take the risk and keep you around for two weeks because it is important to him and the company to smoothly finalize all open jobs, to satisfy customer’s needs and prepare the field for new employee who’ll step into your shoes. If this is the case, then respect the trust your boss has placed in you. He or she is showing that you are trusted to continue to work ethically up to the very last moment; you should return that trust, do your work, finish all open projects and finish out your notice by doing your job as you have always done it. Believe me; you will feel better by doing so, even proud for giving your best effort and knowing that you have left with your good reputation enhanced. Your boss will appreciate your diligence, and your customers will be grateful. As a bonus, you can be certain that if you ever need a reference, this is one ex-boss that will give you one.

I was the last to leave the office today, my desk full of lovely gifts, bouquet of gorgeous roses from my boss, a bottle of wine from my closest colleague, a shawl from ladies in the office, cookies, thank-you cards, but most of all, smiles, hugs and good luck wishes. We laughed and recollected events and stories from our many years of working together, spoke about future plans, made promises to stay in touch and meet from time to time. I sent off my last quotes, my last emails, finalized billings, and closed my file, And then logged out of my computer, cleaned up my desk for the last time, turned the lights off and walked away smiling. There will be challenges ahead for my former colleagues and for myself, and we will manage them. This much I know.


My friend’s gorgeous collection of candles (AU Collection)

Posted in Photography on December 6, 2014 by A Rambling Poet

My friend’s gorgeous collection of candles (AU Collection).

My friend’s gorgeous collection of candles (AU Collection)

Posted in Photography on December 6, 2014 by A Rambling Poet

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Andrej Urem’s candles are absolutely stunning. I fell in love with them and have no doubt that many feel the same way.!info/cjg9

Magical world at Rijeka’s doorstep

Posted in Photography on June 2, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Diana's Escapes

At the beginning of May, I took a field trip with my friends. It didn’t require a lot of money, long planning and packing, and yet it was a wonderful adventure.

Rijeka is a town deeply connected with water, in all of its forms. These ties are manifested in a number of town’s urban elements: from its toponym and motto (English translation of ”Rijeka” is ”river”), coat of arms (two-headed eagle standing on top of a container from which water spills out), the fact that the town is a major Croatian port and that its industrial and urban development has for ages been connected with the sea and Rječina, the river that flows through Rijeka.

In the town’s hinterland there is a whole magical world of nature that was shaped around the river flow. Few years ago, a walking path following the river was arranged, some 20 km long, that…

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Fiume ~ a novel

Posted in Photography on June 1, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Fiume ~ a novel.

Why is the London Book Fair important for literature from S E Europe?

Posted in Photography on April 13, 2013 by A Rambling Poet



As you have hopefully already heard, Croatia is having a national stand at the London Book Fair this year, for the first time ever. In fact, it is the first time that any republic of the former Yugoslavia has taken a stand.

So why have they decided to take this step? Well, it is part of a series of events organised to highlight the country’s culture and achievement by the Welcome Croatia Festival, in the lead-up to Croatia’s entry to the European Union this summer. And as luck would have it (or some might call it ‘fate’), two Croatian writers are up for major UK literary awards: the north-American resident Josip Novakovich has been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement and Daša Drndić’s book – Trieste – has been long-listed for the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. These two facts in themselves just go to…

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Posted in Photography on March 16, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

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Preview of my book of photographs from the Rijeka Carnival in Croatia, available from Blurb…

Held on the last Sunday before Lent, the wild and wonderful Rijeka Carnival is one of the largest Carnival processions in Europe – an enormous event with up to 10,000 participants from around 100 Carnival groups, and well over 100,000 spectators.

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Posted in Photography on March 2, 2013 by A Rambling Poet


KLAPAThe Croatian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 presented today during a live TV show press conference. The show was actually funny as the lights went off during the presentation! Klapa s Mora Ensemble presented in play back their song for Malmoe, titled Mizerija. The song is somehow interesting (the vocals were amazing although playback) for the hard core Eurofans but I guess it will be boring enough (in terms of outdated music style) to score high in the scoreboard.

First tenor – Marko Škugor, from klapa Kampanel
Second tenor – Ante Galić, from klapa Sinj
First baritone – Nikša Antica, from klapa Kampanel
Second baritone – Leon Bataljaku, from klapa Crikvenica
Bass – Ivica Vlaić, from klapa Sebenico
Bass – Bojan Kavedžija, from klapa Grdelin

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Avoiding Nemo – The Photo Saga – Blizzard of 2013 hits Milford, CT

Posted in Memories/ Memoirs, Photography, Quick Notes, Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

We expected a lot of snow,but not this much .

Whiteness in sepia

It started snowing  on Friday morning 2/8/13 and stopped on Saturday, sometimes  around 14:00 here , in Milford CT.

I haven’t seen this much snow here since I moved to CT in 1999.

guest parking lot

Actually,  I can recall only 2-3 times in my lifetime when snow-covered the cars as much. If I were 19 years old I’d probably have a party and completely enjoy it, but after you hit 50+ and have not spent your life on the ski slopes, you practically like to see snow from your window, with a hot cup of tea, or coffee or anything as long as you are safely in your home and away from this white damage.

window mess

Anyway, I said, this was a photo-saga, not a rambling saga, so here come the photos (and if I knew how to post a slide show, instead of gallery, I would do it, but the little slide show button disappeared and I can’t find it .

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Oh, by the way, as I write this, the workers are outside on our parking lot and they are digging out our cars from under the snow mountains, the sound of machines beeping and making a noise was never as welcomed as it is now. Tomorrow, I will take my camera again and take a photo of their wonderful work .

I was so happy to stay at home.....but I had to go outside and snap photos, and by the way, have you seen my Snowman ?

I was so happy to stay at home…..but I had to go outside and snap photos, and by the way, have you seen my Snowman ?

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Be safe and warm, New Englanders……we’ve got through this. We won !

Open Mic Event Tuesday, Feb. 5

Posted in Photography on February 3, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Open Mic Event Tuesday, Feb. 5.

January Still Life Images

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Nothing like playing with a camera inside the warm apartment….

Bird cages sepia

fake painting

Glass and Roses

Roses darker sepia

Roses in Green Bottle

Vases candles music sheet

Yellow Roses in BW

Carnival Wall # 2

Posted in Photography on January 27, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Carnival Wall # 2

Another view of the mini Venetian Mask from my wall.

Carnival Time

Posted in Photography on January 27, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Carnival Time.

Carnival Time

Posted in Photography on January 27, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Carnival Time

An image form my celebrate Carnival Time….which started in my hometown Rijeka, Croatia

New Haven, CT – January 2013

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

I haven’t been here for a long time, thanks to all of you who visit my blogs, comment and generously share your work.

I’ll try to visit more often this year. For now..just a few scenes, an update on the ongoing roadwork in New Haven, and one scene from Milford..geese gathering around the church..

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Candle Colored Lifestyle

Posted in Photography on January 12, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

Candle Colored Lifestyle.

Candle Colored Lifestyle

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2013 by A Rambling Poet

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Writing Ispiration

Posted in Photography, Quick Notes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by A Rambling Poet

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Shakesbear And Framed Girl

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2012 by A Rambling Poet

When Art and Literature Meet in a Fun Way

Art  Bear and more


Selecting your reading material…

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2012 by A Rambling Poet

Is fun !

Art Words Love foreverMagazine OverloadReading in a bathmags1Prepare to be amazedMess and Readingreading in bed 2Will you open meTreasures and PleasuresWhat ifSweet Dreams


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