Just got laid off? Get better severance

Sure, you read the papers, so you know the ax is falling left and right these days: Home Depot is slashing 7,000 jobs, Caterpillar is laying off 20,000 workers, Microsoft is cutting as many as 5,000 positions, and Pfizer is letting go 10% of its staff of 81,900. Still, you didn’t expect it to happen to you. But if you’ve just left your boss’s office with the dire news that your position is being eliminated, what do you do?img src=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_news_economy/~4/cU9_1pDJTcc” height=”1″ width=”1″/