We've known for a couple of days that this was coming, but it was still hard for him to hear.
It's hard to see it as a bad development, other than the ego-bruising. He really didn't like his job, which was stressing him out and leaving him frustrated. Now he can devote himself to finding a new direction in life. We're not so hard up for cash that we can't get by for a couple of months on the contents of his checking account and what I make, so long as we rein in our spending.
So I don't see it as a problem as long as it doesn't slip into long-term unemployment, which I know it won't because Seanie's not so proud that he wouldn't take a lower-paying job if it was necessary for us. So I'm not too worried.