I have been at my job for almost 4 years and may be laid off. This is quite stressful for me and I am trying to not panic at work. I live alone paycheck to paycheck and will be hurt badly if I am the one to go. My boss said he is trying to let the other guy go since I am a better worker with more knowledge, the other guy has been here 10 years and has seniority so it could be either of us. My boss says he is not making the final decision.
I have been laid off three times before. The last one was for 14 months and the ensuing major depression almost killed me, literally. It will most likely happen between now and the end of the month. I have crohn's disease and IBS and my guts are gurgling already. I took a half a xanax to ease my nerves a little, that was news I was not expecting. I can't afford COBRA and would have to go without insurance and medication.
I am a mechanical drafter/designer and jobs are few and far between these days. I'm not really asking for advice, I just needed to get this off my chest. Any good thoughts would be welcome though.