It's Friday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. Your boss calls you into his office and closes the door. He tells you that the company has to make cuts due to the recession and your job has been eliminated effective immediately. You're given a month's severance pay and a box to pack up your office.
As you drive home, first you begin to question how you will find another job to stay current on your bills. Then, you wonder how your daughter will get her much-needed braces, or how your wife will keep receiving her monthly heart medication. This scenario is what thousands of Americans face each week as companies continue to find ways to decrease deficits and stay in business.