16 people got eliminated last Thursday(~10%). I had no idea I would be one of them, I guess the price of Brass has skyrocketed and most plumbing is brass My electronics testing and analysis will now be done at the company in Boston (West Newton, actually) that makes our electronic flushometers and faucets. Twice in 4 years...SUX! I say everything happens for a reason...my wifes company wants her to move to TX (plant is across border in Mexico-Nuevo Laredo) maybe this is why this happened...make you think sometimes. She won't move to Laredo (I remember what San Ysidro was like in CA also a border town). If she can commute from Houston (my sis lives there and about a 1hr flight to Laredo) definitely much closer than Chicago and going twice a month. At least this way my daughter and I can go visit my sis during spring break (since I have time on my hands ) 80 degrees is better than the current crappy Chicago weather. I'm fortunate that I go severance pay and am able to get unemployment too! At least when in the electrical/electronics field there is always something out there.