My wife has worked for a major cosmetics company for about 15 years. Today was her last day on the job. She was a manager in their now defunct IT department.
When she is sad, I'm sad and I have never seen her feeling so bad. She had just completed a major project for their inventory department over the last year. During that time she spent a great deal of time in New Jersey (we live in N.E. Ohio). Weeks at a time, come home for the weekend and fly back out Sunday nights. Spent so much time there we had to pay taxes in New Jersey and Ohio.
We were told about a month ago so it's not like they walked up to her today with a pink slip, and yes, we have a very nice package they gave her. But it still hurts her to have put in all that effort, and then "Thanks for your 15 years, good luck."
We will be OK. But right now, this moment, this day is very, very sad.