Cancellation/Postponement of Business Meetings during week of Jan. 3-7 : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Hey forum faithful,

Recently some high-level NASA managers have asked us mid-level types to attend a series of meetings (requiring travel to the east coast) during the week of January 3 through 7. Based on what I know of the wide variety of possible Y2K fallout which may drift to corporate earth that first week following the rollover, I have counseled the "powers-that-be" to postpone these meetings for at least a week. This advice seems to be falling on deaf ears.

Are any of you out there in government or industry aware of concrete recommendations (in the form of memos, executive directives, policy statements from Y2K employee "awareness" brochures, etc.) which advise against planning important meetings during the first week of January, 2000? If so, would you mind sharing them with the those of us who are concerned about this business issue. I believe scheduling important corporate events during this time period represents an major error in managerial judgement. Maybe since Y2K has been characterized as a managerial problem and not a technical one, I shouldn't be terribly surprised!


-- Brian E. Smith (, November 17, 1999


Not much, but...

Fox News reported: The Thai government is barring senior officials from traveling abroad Dec. 29 to Jan. 5, saying they must be at their posts to deal with any problems arising from the Y2K bug. Thai Airways is also considering canceling New Year's Eve flights despite earlier running a public test flight to assure the country that the state-owned carrier would be safe at the turn of the millennium..."

-- BH (, November 17, 1999.


I will venture the guess that, before it is time to board the plane, you will have substantive data on which to base a go/no-go decision. :-)


-- Jerry B (, November 17, 1999.


Don't remember seeing anything. Sent an e-mail to Linkmeister to see what the "grand linker" could come up with.


-- Diane J. Squire (, November 17, 1999.

Matsushita are banning their staff from flying during the rollover. Sorry, can't find a link. Should be in this forum somewhere.

-- Colin MacDonald (, November 18, 1999.

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