Youtube Video: My Last Day At Work…..Possibly Ever?

The last 3 months have been building up to this day. I announced to the team in July that I would leaving my job and working full time as a Kindle Publisher. Unsurprisingly, the time has flown by and here we are in October and I’m on my own, ‘financially speaking’. 

My last day at work was Friday 2nd October. I borrowed a Go Pro camera from my company to film parts of my last day and I’d like to share the footage with you all. 


Why dress up as He-Man?

Why not!

OK, there’s more to it than that. As some of the regular readers will be aware, I had an operation to take my Gall Bladder out last November. During my recovery I was unable to attend the fancy dress ‘super hero’ day at work and I was gutted! I purchased the He-man outfit especially for the occasion. I committed to the team that I would wear the outfit before I left the company. I couldn’t deny people the chance to see me in a ginger bob, and now you all get the opportunity to see it as well!

The video is over 50 mins long. There’s a lot in it! You get a nice insight to where I worked, the things I got up to, stories, and the people I worked with. I’m sure this video will help you understand why I was (and still am!) so sad about leaving. 


Filming and Editing

The filming angle is a little high in parts, and it gets a bit clunky in sections but you still get the idea, and no-one can argue it’s not REAL. The sound quality is pretty poor too. Go Pro’s are built for vision, not sound. I spent hours typing in comments from other people so you can read what’s being said and stay with the clips. 

The multiple edits resulted in the final film being a massive file. So much so that when I uploaded it to my computer it took 90 minutes to do. Once I had saved it to my computer, I could then upload it to Youtube. Upon doing so, Youtube declared it was going to take 1,500 minutes to upload! Yes, I’m not joking or exaggerating – 1,500 minutes. That’s 25 hours to upload! I left the computer on overnight and had to forgo any internet based work during that time as the connection was being utilised by the upload. 

I’ve learned a lot from doing this process, mainly never to edit a film of this length with this much detail ever again, but it’s done now, and I can finally share it with all of you. 

The first clip is where I pick up the Go Pro in another office just before 10am. (I wasn’t able to film my entrance into the office dressed as He-man or more aptly Huw Man unfortunately). However, I planned on walking into the office with the Go Pro on record and filming everyone by surprise

Enjoy!


0 Comments

  • M from There's Value

    Reply Reply 9th October 2015

    When we were kids, we never realised how camp He-Man really was… LOLLL

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 9th October 2015

    Ha ha. SO true! I'm not sure I've helped…..

    I thought he was so cool back in the day too.

  • Jason Fieber

    Reply Reply 10th October 2015

    Huw,

    I can imagine all of this is bittersweet for you, but I also think you'll look back on this as one of the greatest decisions of your life. Your possibilities on your own are so much greater. There's no ceiling except that which you place on yourself.

    Best of luck with the new adventure. Hope it works out fantastically for you!

    Cheers.

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 10th October 2015

    Hi Huw
    The massive efforts that your colleagues went to on you last day show that you were much loved and much respected and that they all wish you the best for your future. Some great memories there on the video!
    It's interesting to see other people's working environments – having pretty much worked in large corporate offices all my working life, with clear desk policy, yours resembled cosy and friendly little rabbit warrens! That countryside view though outside your office beats my view of the carpark and part of the motorway any day!

    All the very best Huw – I look forward to reading about and following what happens next!

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 10th October 2015

    Hi Jason,

    It has been a tough week. I've been comparing it to splitting up with a girlfriend. Even when you know it's the right thing to do, it's still doesn't make it easy.

    I'm already very comfortable with working on my own. I'm loving it to be honest! I like being responsible for my own financial destiny. If I have a poor month – it's on me. If I have a great month – It's on me.

    You're spot on. There is no limit to what I can do now. Anythings possible!

    Thank you for the kind words Jason. It means a lot!

    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 10th October 2015

    Hi Weenie,

    They're all superstars! I felt very loved and supported on that day.

    PGL is a unique company for sure. They used to be a family run company, and they've worked hard to keep that ethos. I love that environment personally. I agree with you on the views as well. we were so lucky with where we were.

    Thank you for the support Weenie!

    Huw

  • thefirestarter.co.uk

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    I echo weenie on the location and ethos of the company, I can see why you loved it and found it hard to leave.

    Still… onto bigger and brighter things, no point in dwelling on the past.

    And the image of Huw-man will be scarred into my retina forever more, thanks for that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    Hi TFS,

    You're both spot on. It's a very special place!

    There's a lot for me to be excited about now, and the limitless possibilities will help me transition into my new life.

    You're welcome on the picture by the way. You should count yourself lucky that I didn't share the picture of me dressed as Frank N Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. I genuinely scared some of my team that night! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Speak soon!
    Huw

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    I should clarify, the ditching of the rat race theme, not the getting off with loads of guys bit. I think.

    Jokes aside, your colleagues did in fact look like the nicest bunch.

    A

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    Forget he man.
    This is you:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bek1y2uiQGA

    Congrats

    A

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    Ha ha! I watched the video (the whole bloody thing too) before reading your comment below.

    I was thinking "Is he referring to the ginger hair, leaving her job, or getting all that ass?!"

    I'm glad you clarified below. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Huw

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 12th October 2015

    Thanks again for sharing. Me and Lou had a good giggle!

    Yes, my colleagues were a top bunch and I miss them loads already.

    See you this Friday!
    Huw

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