I was one of the many laid off when Circuit City closed down in late 2008 (3 days before Christmas was the last day for my store) so I know how you feel. We found out in mid October '08 and it was just a devastating blow. I had been there for about 4 years so I can only imagine having been there for 13. The place had become a home away from home for me so it was rough to see it go. If it helps, the job I went to after CCity closing was the place where I met my wife, and had they never gone out of business I never would have stepped foot in that store. Just something to think about if you need some optimism.