I thought I already posted this. Must not have worked. First week in November we were told: "the contract is not signed, but we have decided to move forward with the outsourcing. We anticipate the contract being signed by the end of the month" I have yukky hours, but a good company, good pay, good benefits. I work in the data center. There are 4 mainframe operators. One has been here 29 years, another 12. Just out of a job. They predict a few months for the conversion. HR has not spoken to us. They have spoken to another group involved in the outsourcing. This is such an excellent company. Just in THIS park alone they employ 12000 people. And they have many other buildings down the road. Asked if they will find us another position, I was told "feel free to apply online". Those jobs are for scientists or PHD's. Don't know what will happen. completely depressed. Don't even want to get out of bed. What for. To fight with difficult child and worry about how we will live?