I feel for you about your job situation. I am almost in the same boat, in IT for Siemens many years they bought a small IT company, moved all their IT people to it and started cutting benefits and pay to "make it profitable" sold it off to Atos who later on sold it to NSCGlobal, both are IT contractors. Helpdesk is in India and trying to do all support from there. Through all of this I lost 38 years seniority, roughly 20% in paycuts, pension and many benefits. Still working by a thin line but will be going soon, probably before year end! Crazy World. Hate to hear about GF I have several but want the Giant Santa, can't find in my area and shipping to buy online is too expensive. I may not be able to put my display up this year. But will get up a smaller one at best!!