I had a similar encounter this week. I attended a retirement reception Wednesday afternoon for an old coworker. I met many of my old coworkers and had a good time.
This morning I got an email with a list of nine names of people that were let go yesterday. All of them I knew and three of them I had talked with Wednesday afternoon.
That brings the total to 12 since the first of the year in a group that numbered about 80 a year ago. And these people were not slackers by any stretch of the imagination. Some had 15 years of service.
It's starting to get ugly.