I know for many out there the job situation is sucking wind. I suppose you could say I am fortunate as I've been employed through all of this economic downturn but on the other side of that deal I have been trapped in a miserable situation. The company I worked for was a family owned business of whom I adored. With the economic downturn they struggled to make ends meet and ended up selling out to a giant corporation. The transition was scary and uncomfortable for all of us. As we were just getting used to the transition, they purchased another company just like us and then crammed us together. Things went from bad to worse quickly with all the flexing and war between lots of folks. I got a demotion out of the deal while a couple of my contemporaries got a raise in pay (to make us equal). People have been dropping like flies out of this situation with layoffs, firings, and quiting. I have been dealing with this mess for almost a year. I have went months without sleep and my insides all torn up. This deal has probably taken 10 years off my life. Fast forward to today. In my long quest for another job I finally found something and am just so relieved. I feel like I have been cleansed. And to those that have taken great pleasure in making my life a living hell all I can say is "Johny Paycheck it Baby". I start my new job Monday. To beat it all I have been driving into Atlanta for many years. My new commute is 1 1/2 miles. This thread is for anyone wanting to rant about the current job situation, their sucky job, or anything that pertains to working for someone else.