This would have destroyed an old friend.
She and her husband were wiped-out.
I don’t know how long it took him to find work but she was able to land a job as
secretary, receptionist, or whatever at a small company. Back then employers
were allow to pay with stock instead of cash. When the little company and young
owners couldn’t meet payroll they paid in stock certificates. I guess my friend kept
most of their stock and only sold what they had to in order to survive. It was tough
times back then and I remembered those days very well. The company finally went public.