This was the 4th or 5th time that my company has laid people off. The last time was over a year ago. We had been lulled into a false sense of security, it seemed like we were doing better, and then the ax came down yesterday. My best friend here and cubicle neighbor was one of them. He was one of the only reasons I could still stand to come in. I don't know what I have to look forward to now. I really wish I had been one of those let go. I could have got a nice big severance check and a paid (unemployment) vacation. But now I've got to keep working. I'm just waiting for that ax to fall again. I'm just really hoping that when it finally does, that there is still money for my severance check. I'm afraid there isn't even going to be enough for my final paycheck. I'd get out of here now, but the job market in Seattle is crap right now, and I don't have many skills applicable outside this job. I'd have to take something much lower paying, probably worse than what I could make on unemployment. And I want that severance check. When is it going to be my time?!