I want to apologise for my absence of late...
I have been working on a marathon project (designing a new High School) since last August. Everyone on my team have been working 60+ hours per week for the duration (skipping most holidays as well)... It came in over budget in February, requiring a major redesign - and a continuation of our work marathon.
We finished the project again, and the plans went out for Contractor to bid it on Monday. On Tuesday, our entire team was laid off (including one of the partners), with me being the sole survivor of the cuts. This is actually the fifth wave of layoffs that our firm has had over the last two years.
Tenebrae and I are still in shock. I was actually out of the office when the lay-offs occured , so I heard about it from my friends as they were being laid off. Tuesday night, one of the senior partners called me at home and said "I know rumors travel fast, and I wanted to let you know that your job is secure for now."
Scary times :(