My hours were cut 50% today and my pay rate 15%. Because my hours were cut I'm no longer eligible for paid time off. Impact to my budget about $24,000/year maybe more, depending upon how much my kids are sick or if my hours get cut even more. Tough for me, but I'm dealing with it. I knew it might happen. The company lost it's biggest client last week and most of my work was on their account. I have a plan ready to put in place, but I got to the end of the meeting with my bosses who kept going on about how they were working so hard to keep us all working and all I could think was wow, I'd be making more money on unemployment. The job hunt starts tomorrow afternoon, right after wook, but really, I'm in a limited industry where I make a lot of money per hour but the jobs are few so I tend to hang on to the ones I have. OTH - my poor oldest DS - he's absolutely devastated, because unfortunately he's taking the biggest hit. He was going to 5 weeks of summer camp, now he's down to two and those only because they're already paid for. His netflix addiction is being cut in half; no more unlimited viewing on the wii, possibly no more guitar lessons, no more soda, no more take-out.