Well not totally on my own just on my own on my floor. One person was on leave and another rang up to say he needed to have the day off and the only other person is out and about all day anyway. The boss wasn't with us either!
I had plenty of work to keep me busy and had to answer all four phones. The peace and quiet was pleasant if a little strange.
It seems that some of the people on the other floor are a little put out that I've applied for early retirement - as though I'm letting the side down. As a consequence they are studiously ignoring me. Oh dear - how childish!! I've always said it is very much a personal decision whether to stick it out until the closure of the office or try and get out while you can. Personal circumstances are all in this sort of scenario.
But that is how things are at the moment. The uncertainty is ensuring that people are at each other's throats. Taking that into account I was quite glad to be on my own - not that my immediate colleagues have a problem with my decision. Maybe I'll hear tomorrow though I suspect it might be a little while before I do.