Layoff Lessons  
9/17/2008 6:55:49 PM

Forbes -- Words you never want to hear from the boss: "We're downsizing, and I'm sorry to say you're part of it." The U.S. Department of Labor reported there were 85,000 jobs lost last month. But if yours was one of them, there's little comfort in knowing you weren't alone. Being laid off is traumatic and life-changing, especially if you've been working at the same company for a long time.