Yep....I actually got the word on December 4th. I'm still counting my blessing and grateful for what I have, but I'm still feeling bad about it. Thank God I don't drink or smoke pot! Gang, I'm just a 60 year old workhorse who's really starting to feel the aches and pains of it all. My right knee is giving me a lot of grief and I've got arthritis starting in my lower back which translates into not being able to stand for long periods at a time. I'm also showing traces of carpel tunnel developing in both hands. Safe to say I'm not a spring chicken anymore. My eyes are also getting real bad which also maes things difficult. I was working in the inspection department of a CNC machine shop. But what I do is really nothing that's very specialized, so to say. I guess you could say that I do the "grunt work" while others do the more advanced work. I've been doing the job search online, been making calls and nobody is doing any hiring. To make it a bit worse, if you don't meet the requirements they'd rather not talk to you. Simply put, if you need any training, if you have to ask any questions, if you can't walk right in and do the job then don't waste our time regardless of what experience you have. But I'm still going out today with copies of my resume to take to some shops in the area. I've been laid off before from the same company and got called back but I admit I'm having a harder time dealing with it this time around. It's like, where does an old aching workhorse with no real skills go? What's next? Hard to say if or when I might be called back so I have to look around. Hate to say it but I admit I'm feeling a bit lost right now. Not feeling sorry for myself, just lost. But I'll keep looking. Sorry. Just felt like getting it out.