I got laid off today. My entire group got wiped out...my boss, his boss (my divisional manager), and all the writers in my group. Along with others on the floor. It was a complete bloodbath today. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason as to why certain people were cut loose and other not. It doesn't look like appraisals, seniority or anything played a part, because it wasn't the riff-raff being let go, it was really hard working creative people. We will be employed until the end of November, and then my severance package should (hopefully) get me through February. The job market in DFW is actually really good, but because I do such a specific job, there's not a whole lot out there being offered for what I do. And the worst part of all of this? After working with these people for 8 years, I won't see them anymore (on a daily basis anyway) and that I'll be competing with my friends for the few jobs out there in our field. I'm completely devastated and in shock. I don't think I'll be around here for a while. I need to regroup. I'm so upset.
ETA my neighbor called and said she's bringing over a big bottle of wine after work. Maybe that will soften the blow a little. :(