Just three weeks ago, Erinn Alberts was on top of cloud nine: she had just landed a new job and was moving to Florida with her husband and three kids to start a new future, but it was all tragically ripped away.
After they sold all their belongings and drove 1,400 miles from New Hampshire to Port St Lucie, their relocation specialist broke the news to them. Mrs Alberts' job was gone.
Digital Domain, the award-winning animation studio behind Titanic and Transformers, had cut 280 jobs in their Florida offices after losing $111million in the first half of 2012.
Erinn and her husband Aaron spoke to WPTV about their high spirits just a month ago, when it seemed like everything was going their way.
'She looks at me, she goes, "Honey, we're going. We're moving to Florida,"' Mr Alberts said to the news station.
He said they were thrilled that Mrs Alberts landed a gig as a Production Accountant at the prestigious company, earning a salary of $46,000 a year.
We were about five minutes before the exit to get here, and we got this phone call from our relocation specialist, the lady who helped us find this apartment for the next 29 days,' Mr Alberts said.
'She goes, "Have you talked to HR yet?
The couple got wind of the bad news: massive layoffs had just hit the company. All they had was the $200 in their bank account.
'Our hearts go out to the families who have been with this company for years,' Mr Alberts said.
'I know Digital Domain is still going strong in some parts of the world. I hope they hear this, and know they kind of left a couple stranded.'
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