Well, it's getting close now. In just 7 short days everyone in the company should know about me, and I will be stressing about whether I have picked the right outfit for the first day working as Stacy (which I hope isn't really as shallow as it sounds).
The plan is that I will be telling my team first thing in the morning, then there will be a department meeting where those who are not in my team, but are still in my department, will find out. From that point on the other Business Unit managers will be able to tell their people - I have asked that they do not say anything before the people I work closely with find out and before I come to the office as Stacy for the first time. There will also be a mail sent to everybody, from their own manager with a bit of text from me in it.
Then I have to see what reactions I get during the day. It's not my choice of timetable - I would have preferred something in the afternoon, but it's a good enough compromise with the restrictions of keeping the company running, you can't shut down whole call center departments on the fly and I do appreciate that.
My boss has translated my personal message, and enhanced it in the (and I mean that in the best possible way - I'm getting a bit scatter brained at the moment) and this afternoon he sent it to me for confirmation that I agreed with it before sending it to the management team tomorrow.
Then I have the list of people outside of those I work with that I want to tell on the day. I would so much prefer that people find out from me and not from others - I can't de everyone face to face in one evening. One of those who I would really have preferred to tell in person has made that all the more difficult by daring to go on vacation back to see his family in India for a month, leaving one day or so so before I am due to tell everyone. I guess he gets told on Skype, damn.
Then I have to shock all the others by changing my LinkedIn and Google+ accounts and waiting for the WTFs to come in :)