So BigP (if you are the real one or the fake one, it doesn't matter), you say that you got off the "messin' with GF" giving the reason "out of common decencey and respect". I do respect that (and I am guessing you are the real BigP due to the preponderance of misspellings). However, you should also consider the "common decency and respect" when calling people who got laid off "loosers" (losers to the rest of us) and lazy. These layoffs had nothing to do with individual abilities or work ethic. It was a decision by top management for an earlier poor decision and mismanagement. As you can attest, layoffs are life changing events for many folks. When you have no money coming in and you need to pay for just everyday necessities, it is extremely stressful. I've been there. Earlier in my career I took a position on a research project that had "guaranteed" funding for 2 years with likely follow up of 2 more years (DARPA). About 7 months in, the defense contractor we were subcontracting from, cut off all subcons on the project (with little warning) and my whole team (about 10 people) were unceremoniously terminated. My wife was pregnant at the time and with little severance (2 weeks-whoopee!!), just being out of grad school we had little savings (meaning $0) and looking at astronomical COBRA payments was not a laughing matter. So your "trolling" may be humorous to many but for those in a bad situation who are trying to make sense of what happened with their career or dream job , it does cross the boundary of "common decency and respect." Please keep that in mind in the future.
Happy New Year to all and my best wishes for a good 2019 for all those who remain at Malta (and the rest of GF),