...16 years!? At one place? That's impressive now-a-days (that's awesome!). I thought I found a home at the last place I was at but got dumped on my ear as soon as it got slow (finished up a big project and then *poof*). My longest stint was 7 years (companies around here just take my ideas and then find someone cheeper I guess).
That's a bummer, thankfully I've been lucky they kept me the few times we got slow and the layoffs happened.
It was real bad from 2008 to 2011, rounds of layoffs with the BORG merger (lol).
We have a firm around here that tends to staff up for projects and lays people off when done, it is a known fact if you're in the industry here.
I worked there as a contracted designer in 1999 for about 4 months.
SMR(cough)T a major A&E firm here, I wouldn't ever, ever work there again, unless I was living on the street or something.
I guess what I'm saying is, it would't be a positive, long-term career move.