I am feeling deep kinship with Macdawg today. Went in after a week off for the holidays to find out that my job (DTP) is going to be outsourced to either the paper we publish in, or other means. They did offer me the opportunity to return the retail division. So all is not lost. Though it will mean about a 20% pay cut, but that some might be made up with OT around the company. Just a bit of belt tightening might be in order. Stings a little. But at least I have a job. In fact HR thought that I might have walked out totally. Yeah, like working for a retailer is going to make me independently wealthy. Going to take some time and look at some options; either a new job or seeing about freelance work in DTP. I have 5 years with the company, so vacations are up there; and the other perks are nice. Thanks for letting me vent a little. Not angry or upset. So OK I may be in denial. One bright spot is that the pay cut should take me into a lower tax bracket. Kidding aside. It will be nice not to be working 50 to 60+ hours a week for the same flat salary. There is concern about the loss of the small cushion that my other half and I had with my "exempt" salary. And Faith has gotten me through worse, so it should get me through this. Thanks again for letting me share with my MR "family".