Hi all, I consider this forum as my family and don't mean to unload, but rather to share with you. Last Thursday, July 28, I was asked to call in to a conference call. On the call was our HR rep, management rep, and an attorney. I was told that the company was down-sizing and restructuring. As of right now (during the call), I was being laid off, effective immediately. To say the least, I was a bit stunned, listened to what else they had to say and was asked if I had any questions. I thanked them for my time working with them, but really didn't know what to say just now. So now I have joined the ranks of the unemployed. I probably won't spend much time on the Zealot site for a while (and I apologize for that), but job hunting has become my number one priority. I have applied for unemployment, but will be lucky to get 50% of what I used to make. If anyone has a good lead or reference, I would appreciate it. I am willing to relocate if the job pays enough to afford living there (and I still have my current bills and obligations). I can e-mail a resume if you PM me with an address. My skills (short list) include: MS Office, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, blueprint and schematic reading, electro-mechanical operation and maintenance, computer repair, and technical support. In my former position, I was an international Technical Support specialist providing remote and on-site assistance for our company's machines and software. I also trained operators and service personnel. I would travel (boy am I going to miss this) domestically and internationally to install, certify, troubleshoot, repair, modify, upgrade, train, and cover for our people on vacation (on-site technician and field service dispatch). Thanks in advance for your understanding and help.