The economy is in very bad shape and getting worse. I fully expect to be out of a job before June 30.
The reorganization at work a few weeks ago didn't make any sense to me; a few other people were puzzled by some of the changes too. The changes are starting to make more sense to me now.
I suspect the upper echelon was looking at possible lay-off scenarios and tried to predict the outcome of various scenarios, then decided who was least expendable and most expendable. I think some of the changes may have been an effort to protect some positions from possible lay-offs while making a couple of less critical positions more attractive lay-off targets.
I think my position is a prime candidate for lay-offs and I don't have bumping rights any more. I don't qualify for retirement and I can't afford to retire yet. I think I can live for about a year before taking up prostitution.