"Don't fool yourself into thinking it will be a blessing! The job market is flooded with IT professionals in KC which in turn brought down the wages. Employers know it and are taking full advantage of it. You won't be able to get another job making anywhere near what you were making and prepare yourself for $1,000 a month (your cost) for company provided health insurance. "
BS BS BS BS BS
Stop being such a troll. Yes - it won't be "easy" to get another job. No - the market isn't flooded with IT professionals in KC. Just stop. There are a health amount of good, just as well paying, jobs in KC. Some of the folks may have to retrain. Some may have to take a 5 to 10% cut in pay. Not that big'a deal. It s—s getting laid off without some troll like you talking this sort of c-ap.
To the folks who were let go - Network Reach out to people you used to work with. Get on LinkedIn and market yourself. As a person who left DST not long ago - it's scary, but, I was amazed at the place I ended up. Not all companies are as bad as SS&C. Some, many, actually do REALLY value the staff. As long as you always realize that the company doesn't exist for your benefit, and as long as you do well by the company, it'll do well by you...and as long as the company has that philosophy - I am confident that you'll end up on top. SS&C is not a good place to be and never will be. Feel sorry for the folks left behind, not for yourselves. They're the ones who are really getting screwed right now. Hopefully you have a few months savings, and honestly, the severance (I hear) is pretty generous. Go get a career where you're appreciated. You'll look back on this place, perhaps read the paper when the id–ts who run it finally throw in the towel and sell / fold it, and think "Thank God I don't work there any more. What was I thinking by ever working there one day past the time it was sold."