For those that missed my momentous news, my company sold the Ypsilanti-based portion of its bidness. Well, technically it has agreed to terms of a sale and the actual transfer of ownership will take place in 24-84 days, though we’re told to expect about 39 days from today.
It looks to be a very good deal for most of the contracts in the building with which I am familiar. One hitch: all of my contract work is through our DC-area offices. I have an office in Ypsilanti, but I don’t actually work on anything local to the building. I’m not getting laid off — I get to telecommute until someone decides it’s too much trouble — but I’m leaving my coworkers and office entirely after the sale. It’s bizarre. I’m one of very few staying with the company, but we’re the ones leaving. Everyone else will still be coworkers.
Anyhow, I’m working on making my home office more office-y, which includes adding a bunch of new bookshelves to accommodate all the books I had either at my office or in piles on the floor at home. I need to bring my standing desk riser home pretty soon, too, and then I’m going to politely ask the company (which no longer has to pay for electricity, heat, phone, or real estate costs on my behalf) to let me expense a docking station and a couple of monitors for my laptop. Fingers crossed.
So that’s what’s on my mind this week. Hoping this works for the long haul and I don’t end up looking for a job anytime soon.
She really should be oriented orthogonal to the cable. And not wearing heels.