most of you know what happened to me workwise a couple of weeks ago, so this may be funny in my own odd kind of way. today i was talking with the investment people to roll over the 401k into an ira, and they asked me what i wanted to do with my stock shares. i had forgotten that part of the retirement savings was invested in company stock (only 48 shares at this point), and any dividends were reinvested in more stock. to make a long story short, i've decided to leave the stock shares as is, and have the company send me a check every quarter. the amount would be around $60, but it's the principal, they may have eliminated my position, but in one form or another, they still have to pay me.