Since this is a public blog, so I won't go into a lot of detail.
Yesterday we laid off three people in my department due to the recession. I hated it, because I'd always been proud that we never had to before now, but it's obvious that the next few months are going slow down.
The one thing I'm proud of my company for doing is offering generous severence packages for those that were let go, and are helping in every way with getting them on unemployment. In that respect, we're doing right by them.
It still sucks though. I'm going to be paying really close attention to all politicians on their plans to end the recession, and the one that has the most effective, believable plan gets my vote - regardless of my opinion of that person in general.