Howard related because the HTV staff got laid off. Yesterday my company laid off a shit load of employees...and one of my direct reports got a pink slip. He left calmly enough yesterday, but I guess he's had time to think a bit about it and now he is pissed. He has been harassing me via text message since 9:00am this morning...each text becoming more and more irate. He thought we were friends, I betrayed him, reps who weren't as good as him are still here...etc. At first I entertained his texts, letting him know how bad I felt for him...but now, it's getting out of hand. Anyone here ever deal with an irate employee? I'm having visions of office shootings go through my head.