Tomorrow is my last day in the office before I leave for Seattle on Wednesday morning. Complicating things is the fact that my office is moving from Redwood City to San Mateo over the Labor Day weekend. (I work in the headquarters of Menlo Worldwide, a leading supply chain integrator -- an industry sometimes called "third-party logistics.") We're moving and consolidating offices with our corporate parent, CNF, who are themselves moving from Palo Alto to the new building in San Mateo.
While this move is good in one way (because the office is closed on Friday, I get to recover a day of previously booked time off), it's bad in another. I have to finish packing up my cubicle tomorrow before I leave -- but I've still got work that needs to be done before I can finish packing. I did a bunch of packing (and throwing away things) last week, but I fear I may be in the office very late (again) tomorrow night finishing the job. On the brighter side, I can stay late if I need to do so, something the rest of the office won't be able to do on the actual last day -- we've been told we have to clear the building by 5 PM Thursday.
E-mail contact with me over Labor Day, which was going to be tenuous anyway, will be even more difficult because my work e-mail will not be available over the holiday weekend while Menlo/CNF's IT people move things. My Yahoo! mail address should work, if I can find the time to get to a computer. It looks like internet access at the Sea-Tac Hilton is not free, either.