Well. The industry downturn has finally hit our company, and we’re facing layoffs next week. We have until Monday at noon for people to take unpaid furlough, early retirement, switch to part-time/job share, or just quit, and then they’re going to evaluate and see who else has to go.

Guys — I pretty much love my job. I’ve only been here for nine months, but it’s the first real job I’ve had, it’s in my field, and my co-workers are awesome. Sometimes the work is a bit tedious, but then there’s so many things we get to do that are interesting that I don’t mind that.

Needless to say my nerves are on edge and I just wish it would be over with one way or the other.