What in the world is up with corporations these days? Doesn't time with the company mean anything? They're laying off people that have been working for 20-35 years for the same darn company... people who never would have even thought of working anywhere else. Dammit (pardon my 'French')... My dad had been working for his employer for 24 years, and he believed in his company. No matter how bad things got, he always assumed they'd get better, the company would recover, and he'd still be working there. Well guess what? He was recently laid off, and now is out looking for a job. There is no company loyalty where he used to work. Anyone left holding a job would gladly leave if they had some other employer to go to. None of them give a darn about helping the company succeed anymore, because the company doesn't care about them. They're just a 'resource' to be cut as soon as the company doesn't make its projected figures for that quarter. Ugh. Welcome to corporate America, where if your numbers aren't good from month to month, everyone goes into panic mode. Whatever happened to investing for the future, instead of the right-now?