I am sorry to hear that Banshee!!!
Do you have any interviews lined up?
If it is ANY consolation, the economy has finally started to recover, and the job market (usually a lagging indicator) should start to improve, although it may take till year end.
Many of us have CenDyne/Verbatim rebates outstanding (only $30 in my case - I felt that CenDyne might be in trouble, based on delays in getting earlier rebate checks, but couldn't resist a DVD+RW drive for so little after rebate, especially since OfficeMax will hopefully do the right thing for its customers), but that is nothing compared to losing a job
Some people have had CenDyne rebate checks mailed as recently as this past Friday... Maybe that is a good sign.