My company just let our web-designer/tech-writer/marketing guy go yesterday. They cited business and performance reasons for the move.
Because we are so small, losing anyone at this point means two things for the company: 1. more work for everyone else, as we still need documentation and website updates, as well as marketing, and..
2. poor Sales numbers, which in turn means profitability is suffering. Why else would 1/10th of our office staff be let go without a replacement? Only money talks that loudly.
This has me concerned, but could also bode well for me at the same time. Hopefully we can keep our doors open, and if we can, I may be tasked (gotta love those buzzwords) with creating more of the documentation for the product. This is a HUGE benefit to me since tech writing is my longterm goal career-wise.
So, for now I will continue what I have been doing and see where the ride takes me… it should be interesting at least.