Today is my third, and last, last day working for IBM. The first time, in 1999, the Austin card assembly plant was divested to Solectron. Coincidentally, we were moving to Florida and I ended up back at IBM in field technical support. In 2010, IBM laid off most of my group, for dubious reasons. A year later (after months of false starts), I was rehired with the promise of “getting everything back”. You can imagine what happened with that promise, but that is another story.
And today marks the closing of another divestiture of the Retail Store division to Toshiba, and my last, last day. I couldn’t be happier about it.