I watched the movie Up In The Air this weekend starring (much to my wife's delight) George Clooney. In the movie ol' George plays a corporate terminator, who other companies hire to come in and fire employees during downsizing. Much of the movie is Clooney's character sitting down in front of workers and letting them go. We are shown the emotional and financial impact on the terminated, and their reactions to the news. Some of it funny, some of it sad, all of it much too real. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of this going on in the world lately.