My group had a layoff today, which was completely unexpected. In all, 4 people were let go, including two of my best friends in my office ( I was spared). I'm really upset over this and its just amazing at how inhumane corporations really can be. their theory of the people being affected was based on a mathematical equation which resulted in a rating. The higher the rating out of the group - the more you are subsceptable to termination. Competencies x years of service x salary = golden handshake. So now, they have 60 days to find another job within my company to continue employment (april 10) or start their severence package at 1 week for every year of service. Fucking weeksauce and fuck the man, over the past month I have been striving to work for myself and have about 10% more to finish on my business plan and then seeing if it'll suceed or not. Then to top it off, my father calls me and tells me my stepmothers lung cancer had come back in full force (after a 3 month remission) and has also carried over to her brain... What a fucking day.