Things don't work out well for workers when things go bad in the biz. I recall my last office job.............the president told me, "Lou, we love you, we want you to stay here forever". I was on cloud nine. 6 months later, he let me go........."things were not going well for the company". I didn't see it coming. I was crushed. Forever didn't last long. I had the longest train ride home to tell my wife the news. I've been self employed ever since then. IMO, you're as good as your last paycheck. When you're a small cog or middle management, you need to not over extend your stay. Don't burn your bridges but be very aware of the business you're in. I became a very cynical SOB at 27. I'm 65 now and did the dance on my own with a very understanding wife. I feel terrible for those Gibson employees that were let go. It's a shame.