I learned a few days ago that the Company That Formerly Employed Me has now laid off some 10 - 20% of its workforce. I guess I was the "canary in the mine". I still feel bad... but less paranoid.
I also learned that I wasn't the only one to be less-than-politely shown out the back door ("You can't go anywhere alone, you can't go out the front, and you can't come back"). Apparently everyone was "escorted" out the door by their manager (who was, in some cases, also shown the door) and either the VP of HR or one of the company lawyers. As a friend who was tossed put it:
It was very rude. They didn't give anyone a chance to delete personal stuff off computers or time to gather belongings. They just said that they would "ship everything in your cube to you."