So much for being unaffected. I was awake for hours last night, unable to sleep, thinking "what happens if *I* got laid off? We'd be so fucked", going around all the possibilities. I don't know of anywhere here that's hiring. Can't move back to NZ because of mother-in-law's dependence on Medicare. Tried to calculate whether 16 hour days of burger-flipping would pay the mortgage, and decided it wouldn't. Tried to calculate whether Jenine could work at being a CAD jockey and earn more than the cost of daycare, and realized I didn't have enough data.
What a bloody miserable time to get the shaft.
--Nat (thanking his lucky stars he still has a job)