As mentioned, I'm keeping my job after we move. Once moved, I'll be working on a new project, let's call it RemoteTechShow (RTS). Tomorrow is my last day in the office. At 3:30 pm my creative director rushed in and said, "They just scheduled an RTS meeting. I am so upset." I sighed and looked around my mostly empty cubicle. Last night I took home most of my stuff and didn't even have a notebook left. I grabbed a stack of paper, a clipboard and a pen and we walked toward the meeting room.
My creative director continued, "I have got to calm down, if I keep going like this I'm going to have an ulcer." I nodded sympathetically.
We walked into the room where no one was sitting at the table and a bunch of people were standing along the walls.
Everyone who was in the office was there.
I felt my whole face flush and I just grinned, shook my head and dropped the clipboard on the table.
"Thank you. You totally got me!" Lots of people came up to hug me and congratulate me.
There was chocolate cake and a Goodnight Moon book that everyone had signed as well as BabysRUs and Bed, Bath and Beyond gift certificates. The cake had a baby carriage with "Texas" on it and it said, "Aloha, Y'all!"
Many people have left the company recently without much fanfare, so I wasn't expecting any kind of a good-bye event except a farewell lunch with our department tomorrow.
Some surprises are good ones.