There is some negotiating going on but because we are OK living off of my income I am comfortable with him not taking a cut in pay (50 percent cut is what they first offered him) and telling them to go jump in the lake.
I realize we are much luckier than many people in this economy. Like the guy I heard on NPR the other day who said his family would be OK if they did blah blah blah and stopped buying paper towels. I'm still buying paper towels so things are not so bad.
OK, here's the poem from today's The Writer's Almanac: