55,000 Laid Off Monday

American Voicesrecessionbusiness ISSUE 45•05 Jan 28, 2009

More than 55,000 Americans lost their jobs Monday, with companies such as Caterpillar, Sprint, and Home Depot each laying off several thousand workers. What do you think?

  • “Is that the last of the jobs? I'm getting really tired of having to hear about layoffs all the time.”

    Sher Chamberlain –
    Unemployed

  • “Wait, people work at Home Depot? I've always just gone there, picked out what I needed, then bought it at the self-serve register. Are you sure you have the company name right?”

    Brad Scharff –
    Systems Analyst

  • “As a Sprint customer service rep, I react to the news with a mixture of passive-aggression and moderate contempt just short of outright rudeness, sir.”

    Travis Brooks –
    Customer Service Representative