International company I work for just cut the head count by 20% both in offices abroad and the US. 4 of the 7 person team I've worked with here in Fl for over 10 years now were let go yesterday. That's a 57% hit to our team. Similar but not as extensive reductions have occurred several times over the last 5 years due to sluggish sales and cash flow, but this was the first time where I really wasn't certain I'd be spared. Some very talented and fine people were dumped on the streets yesterday. Very tough to be so close to these kinds of things. A couple of key, but vague emails and a company wide meeting announcement for yesterday at noon tipped us off last week, but no one on my team was certain who would be let go. I haven't slept much since then, even had to take an Ambien last night to be able to doze off. Majorly suck a$$ ordeal to be involved in. Because of the economy the job market is for schit now for these people too and I'm supposed to just be happy I have a job. I haven't been this miserable and uninspired in quite some time. I feel really bad for these people, after working together for so many years we're like family.