I'm very thankful to still have a job in this economy. I don't take that for granted---counting my blessings. I know several very gifted people----hard working, talented, good people---who were laid off----and have had a miserable time finding ANYTHING to get back to work. It's very devastating to these people----to their self-esteem, pride----you name it. I can't think of many things worse (aside from illnesses, death, etc.) than a person who is driven to work---who wants a job in the worst way----but nothing is available. After enough time goes by, it saps people of their will.