The markets continue to tumble and tumble and tumble , and it looks as though a depression—or at least a truly serious recession—may actually be upon us. Last Friday I felt the first bits of it seeping into my life when pay was cut and 19 great staff members were laid off at the curious little company that I work for. What have your stories been so far? Have you survived or been a casualty of layoffs? Have friends lost their jobs? Have clients taken away their business? We're trying to get a sense of how all of this mind boggling craziness has already affected people. So if you're game, give us your Great Depression 2.0 stories in the comments below. Though, heh, wait! Maybe we jumped the gun. Is 2009 when the actual Depression will hit?