Things I have heard
Grab a drink. You will need it.
I had an excellent weekend of socializing. Through the good times, the subject of lay offs came up. One person had been laid off for 3 months but landed a job that starts today. Through sips of beer, they confessed it wasn't their dream job but they needed to pay the bills. Another person at the party had just begun their journey onto unemployment line.
A person who works in the legal industry was exasperated about the current developments at their firm. Their firm is not just cutting to the bone but they are amputating limbs as they jettison partners. That person is very nervous since they avoided the swing of HR's scythe several times. For those of you who are planning a career in law, do not take what this person said lightly. Just look at the facts.
It is all very sobering. And it makes me grateful for what I have.
For all of you out there in the recession badlands. The video below is for you.