Re: They let me go....
I worked for a major long-distane company 8 or 9 years, survived 3 corporate and district layoffs, and finally got the boot less than a year after they absorbed another company (whose employees were guaranteed their jobs). The severance package was good. It did give me some small comfort that a few years later, they themselves had some big financial scandal and were absorbed by another company. Now they exist in name only as a subsidiary.
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