Two days into the new presidency, the one that is going to bring change, turn that economy around, the Bob gets laid off. GAH. He works, or WORKED, for a biggish technology company that just laid off 5000 or so people. He is just a number to them. But to us his number in vastly important!
At least he had an inkling. They announced they would be doing layoffs at the end of the month, right after the holidays. So rather than go to work today and be surprised, he went to work mostly resigned to this fate. But it still sucks. He is getting some severance, and has been actively looking for two weeks or so anyway, so I am hopeful he will find something sooner rather than later. Not just for the paycheck but the moral boost. It is no fun being laid off.
So anytime that change and improvement to the economy wants to happen, we will welcome it. And if anyone is looking for a talented software engineer/programmer/computer god who is also a really nice guy, I have one available.