My position became redundant, apparently. Me and a few others at the studio got laid off today. Kind of in shock still, I think. It's difficult to really process. I've worked there since 2005, so it's been a very long run. The studio head teared up when he told me that I'd gotten cut. The directive came from above their heads to reduce the headcount. When we hired a new lead animator last year, we actually got one who knew his way around rigging and scripting, and he liked making his own rigs, so my role as studio's rigger got reduced then. I'd mostly been helping out the environment team, but we've got a fair number of environment guys now, so it's not all that huge a shock.
Well, it is
a shock. None of us saw this coming. Not really. But well - whatever. So yeah. There it is.
My husband is still there and still very much in high demand.
In all honesty, I've been pretty unhappy with work for a while now. There's the whole 'holycrapmoney' thing - especially since we just bought the new house. I'm just trying not to think about that right now. I got a good severance package at least.