A lot of people have experienced retrenchment and am sure that this is not a good feeling. Different people react to it differently. Some of them very calm and follow the working hour strictly till his last day. Some of them will come in late and go home early or take long tea break and long lunch hour. This not only affects the people who has been retrenched but also the people who are still working in the company. A lot of negative energy been felt in the company and some might have resentment. But from this, you will experience a new feeling and get to know yourself. How strong are you... Whether you can take the setback easily and look forward or keep complaining and spreading negative energy to your colleagues around you. Through this, you also can get to know who is your true friend who will standby you. Some only wants to know what is your progress but some will send you contacts for job opportunities. Some long lost friend will come back to offer you jobs and you know that she is worth keeping. Once a friend told me, one door closed, another door opens, life is like that, IMPERMANENT!!! We have to accept and stay positive. There might be something good for your waiting.... Just be patient, I told myself. But once you are jobless, staying at home, you will feel lonely and insecure. Everyday sending resumes in to different companies but non reply, this is disheartening and worries/fears comes in. But once a call came in for interview, my life suddenly lights up 'tink'... Tomorrow is my 2Nd interview, wish me luck!