What a day this has been; My boss just got the ax, a complete surprise to many of us (and I'm pretty high on the food chain).
From what I know, there is no chance this goes beyond that to other staffers, but this is a pretty small organization and a lot of people are walking around stunned. The guy'd been here at least two decades.
Now, here's the weird thing- he's still in his office, working. My understanding is that most involuntary separations usually result in the immediate end of the relationship, it appears he's working through the day. I'd have a hard time sticking around.