Friend I have been laid off more times than I care to remember. Twice caused by disaster- Shuttle Challenger, and Arthur-Andersen (Enron). Four times by bankruptcy- McDonnell-Douglas, Consolidated Vista Land Development, Living Naturally LLP and SF Services Farmers Co-op System. Twice by merger buyout (redundent employee decision) HEMCO->CSMI->USNR and Euronet Services LLP. I've also been laid off because the boss' daughter wanted her friend to have my job-> rubberband.com
So all of my morale has been spent and my backpack of self-confidence empty. Now I'm a janitor and have been for nearly 10 years. I'm doing what nobody else wants to do.